Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reinstating blog

Last week I was watching Antiques Roadshow and a guest had a beautiful Groedner Thal doll up for assessment. I had such a pang of desire to create one! LOL! I'm learning to 'never say never' but to subtly adjust to life, to never throw anything away, to love myself. Hope fully I can give this old blog a facelift and continue to write and create. Maybe I just needed a break. Life is funny that way sometimes!

I also had tutorials that my Etsy customers wanted to access. No need to take them away when I am still selling off kits.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Etsy Announcement

Sometimes it takes a while to know what you really want. I have been making dolls for many years and I have loved it! The industry has changed and my life has changed. So with that I announce that I have greatly reduced prices on my Etsy site Etsy suesdailyblog'. Check it out on the right hand side of the blog column or the name above. I hope there is something there that you may have always wanted but never got around to ordering. Be sure to read the shop announcement under my banner. Thank you!!!!!
Vasalissa's Doll - S. McFadden c.1995

Blueprints in Felt Doll Making - S. McFadden c.2010

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chocolate and Cherry Blossoms

That time of year where Easter is close and the cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington DC. A very pretty year with no threat of frost. The Cherry Blossom festival will take place this coming weekend. Already the town is crowded with tour buses and camera toting tourist.

The chocolate sculptures are from Randolph's, right up the street from me on Lee Highway, 4500 to be exact!. Works of art! Pastries by Randolph Easter cannot be far behind!

Tidal Basin - S.  McFadden 2014

DC Cherry Blossoms Walk - S. McFadden 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


I've always been a big fan of Julia Cameron and The Artist's Way. Currently I have been allowing myself to work on whatever I want and with no concern about the outcome. Yesterday I saw a quote of hers and it hit me like a brick!

"As artists we do well to be a little like a profligate gardener, scattering a profusion of seeds and not weeding too closely at first." JC

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Expanding my art.....

Fabric postcard in progress - Sue McFadden 2014
I've expanded my art offerings on Etsy to greeting cards and Reiki items. The two large acrylic paintings I did last fall reproduced well for cards. I used two companies, Moo and Snapfish. I liked Snapfish a little better as I could order a square shape for my cards. (The original paintings were square). Moo has great features too. I want to try their mini biz cards and stickers. Has anyone used them or other companies that you like?

The fabric postcards I designed for my Reiki students to learn about the body's chakra system. Just fun to embroider and play with my sewing machine! I plan on writing a short tutorial on how to make them on my Haru's Hands blog.

I've also had an inkling to return to my abandoned ball jointed felt dolls. Time to dig out my plastilina clay to sculpt the limbs. figured I've come this far...... plaster mold making will be good for the spring. Your well wishes would mean a lot to me. Trying to stay on top of wrist arthritis and tendonitis. A little voice inside my head says, "don't stop or you'll seize up!". I"m listening, I'm listening! LOL!

Hugs and well wishes to you all. I really do need to check up on you all and see what you are up to!!!!!

Greeting cards - Sue McFadden on Etsy/suesdailyblog 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Return - S. McFadden 2014