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New facebook page and blog

Sat Jun 19, 2010, 4:00 AM
Well hello all, its now 10 days post op and I am feeling farelly good.... with allot of time on my hands just sitting in my recliner I am working on revamping my bases.... and getting my site worked on.... decided a sweet shop theme.

So I have made a facebook page to support my site where I add news on what I am doing and show my dolls ect. so do feel to join me at "Heartsdesiresfantasy cartoondolls" or look up my personal facebook page " Lisa Cotter"

I have also been working on my blog to do with my lap band and now my tummy tuck, I have some pics and news on how its going so far you can find my blog here heartsdesires-fantasy.blogspot…

so I better be off and keep working on my bases, I am currently working on my Jasmin male base and trying to make it look more male, there will be some base name changes also ie. Jasmin will now be " sweets" boy/girl to match in with the sweet shop style.....

Love you guys <3
Lisa

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: aqua
  • Reading: Polymer Clay Cookbook
  • Playing: Lord of the rings online
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: iced coffee

A quick try at monitor calibration

Sat May 29, 2010, 8:16 AM
Ok so I have been complaining to Trent since he formatted my pc last that my colors didn't seem right even after calibrating my pc using the program with my 3d card.... seemed so dark so I finally found where Adobe gamma was located and I am giving it a try.... so let me know if my colors look better on my latest doll Marie antoinette.... so hopeing it works better!

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: aqua
  • Reading: Polymer Clay Cookbook
  • Playing: Lord of the rings online
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: iced coffee

New doll and Hiatus

Sat May 22, 2010, 7:46 PM
I am trying hard to get some new dolls out and so far I have finished my Queen Elizabeth I doll which was inspired by a painting of her, I am working on a Marie Antoinette doll and doing a series of dolls "Great women in history"....

I am also sad to say as of 9th June I will be on Hiatus for a while because I am off to have a Tummy tuck to remove allot of excess skin from my weight loss 65kg to 143 pound weight loss. I am very nervous yet excited about this new chapter in my my life.... so I have a ton of things to do before the operation....

So I shall try and update with some more dolls as soon as I can.

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: aqua
  • Reading: Polymer Clay Cookbook
  • Playing: Lord of the rings online
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: iced coffee
Last night I was sitting playing the sims 3 for some time out, and the house started shaking.... now I can not explain how i felt apart from saying I felt sick feeling straight away..... I have never felt a earth Tremor ever before and this was a different experience for us in Adelaide..... it was a freaky, experience one that I hope to not feel again any time soon !

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On art note... I have been making some polymer clay cupcake pins for my sewing and a felt cupcake pincushion.... very fun to get into ! I have a plan to make some charms and some different jewelry.....

I have been working on a new Elizabeth doll but I haven't had much time, with the school holidays on atm, I have been spending allot of time with Adien and the boys....

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On that note we are also looking for a new house to rent, I was informed last week that the owner where we are now is thinking of selling the property so I have applied for a new house just waiting to see how our application goes.... its allot bigger than our current house and has a enclosed backyard and allot of space for the kids to play.... sadly there is not a extra room to make into my craft room but one day ! for $265 a week Im not going to complain, especially since 3 bedroom houses in Aldinga are up to $300 plus atm and 4 bedroom are even worse....

thats all for now :)

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: aqua
  • Reading: Polymer Clay Cookbook
  • Playing: Everquest 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: iced coffee

Happy Valentines Day

Tue Feb 9, 2010, 4:56 PM
Since my time is limited I decided to get in a little early and wish you all a happy Valentines day to all my friends and followers on Deviantart... You all keep me dolling I love you guys so thank you for making my hobby fun <3

So yep sending you all my love from down under ! and thanks guys for keeping me going ... please take my little Valentines stamp as a gift for the day , its in my gallery.

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1 new Valentines stamp style doll - very bright and bubbly and fun and somthing rather different than I usually do
and I created a new bright colorful AV for the new year using my Freckles base.

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                                               ::Extra::

Working on a stamp base in different sizes to use as buttons on DA and my site.... also wanting to work on a layout for my journal here on DA and basically cleaning out the clutter on DA, Planning on my new web site and making my dolls into "Cross stitch Patterns " .

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My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Beatles
  • Reading: How to sew softies
  • Playing: Everquest 2
  • Eating: Roast Lamb
  • Drinking: Coffee

Merry christmas

Thu Dec 24, 2009, 2:00 AM
I do hope all my friends on DA have a Merry christmas and a happy new year... may you all be blessed with good company, good food and take a little time out to just enjoy the day.


A little card to give you all a chuckle its of the boys and I and dont forget to pick up the little Merry christmas doll as my gift for you.

Just copy and paste the link below to see it :)

elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/LT…


Seeya in 2010 all


Love from Lisa
XXX

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Beatles
  • Reading: How to sew softies
  • Playing: Sims3
  • Eating: Drumstick icecream
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

I got hacked.....

Thu Dec 3, 2009, 2:23 PM
What a good start to Dec..... yesterday I got home from shopping to find my computer had been hacked and then the person let virus's go wild it started at just a couple then within seconds there was just 100's of them..... I tried to get my art off my pc but who ever hacked it had made it so my mouse couldnt move and folders not be able to open..... so all I could do is format C....

So i lost a bit of work i was working on..... so sorry guys but least all my base files are on here ! but the rest is gone.... my usb stick has gone walkabout.... i think one of the boys has it !

so today I have to put adobe photoshop back on and all the other fun paint programs so i can start drawing again.... so new art work from me will be delayed..... least my pc is nice and clean and fast ! lol

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Beatles
  • Reading: How to sew softies
  • Playing: Sims3
  • Eating: Drumstick icecream
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

Gday Mate

Thu Nov 12, 2009, 2:30 AM
The summer heat has hit hard here down under..... its horrible and it makes for 3 cranky babies and 1 unhappy Mummy... but least I have my art ! I have decided to give Vector art a go with my latest piece... Wacom  dream contest.... and I am really pleased with the results... I also got a mermaid doll I started after Jamie was born and well I finally finished it ! and I even sewed my very own Doll....

I have another cartoon doll im working on and lots of sewing to finish ... I have 9 scotty dogs to complete for The orphans in India... by next week ! there sending them over with a missionary trip thats going over... then its xmas sewing....

And I so need to make my own journal skin mine is just boring !


I am also getting into doing OOAK Barbies.... where you remove the make-up and paint your own features and do the hair ... new clothing ect... I have a ton of barbies to try out with and all the paints ... just waiting for my book from america to arrive... more on that another day !

~smoochies~

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Beatles
  • Reading: How to sew softies
  • Playing: Sims3
  • Eating: Drumstick icecream
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

Scotty dogs

Sat Aug 29, 2009, 6:42 AM
Just a little update to show my little scotty dog toys ! They were created using felt, stuffing, embroidery thread, sewing thread, a ribbon, button and a bell inside to make a jingle........ they were then hand sewed using blanket stich ..... I created them for my boys Joel and Joshua and I have 1 more to make for Jamie.....

if you want to make your own you can find the pattern here
allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/…

I have also decided to try out making my very own felt inspired candy doll..... It cant be to hard but I would love seeing my cartoon dolls turn into real dolls ! and its a neat way to remember them by .... :) I have some funky retro material and some skin colored felt.... and I thought i would either embroider the face on or paint it using acrylic paint.... but I wont start that until tommorrow :) im tired.....

enjoy.... <3



scotty dogs

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Winne the pooh
  • Reading: Twighlight
  • Watching: Winne the pooh.....
  • Playing: Runes of Magic
  • Eating: nuddah
  • Drinking: nuddah

Creativity

Tue Aug 25, 2009, 7:54 PM
Its been some time since I have been on Devianart..... I do apologise but life has taken a sudden turn and become rather full... its amazing how adding 1 more of somthing makes life just so much fuller... though I am not complaining...

I am very excited about learning a new craft.... well 2 I guess ! I have always loved getting involved into craft and after finding a book about silk ribbon embroidery I was hooked.... So 2 weeks ago I said thats it im going to teach my self... I went to my local library and found some books on Silk ribbon embroidery and also sewing because other than using a sewing Machine in high school I have never used one before..... I got a mini sized Sewing machine for $35.00 and I got some ribbons, material , lace and needles and I was set.... well set after going 3 or 4 times to "Spotlight" the craft mega store here in Australia... I even became a VIP member rofl....

And I made my first silk ribbon heart.... it sort of just came together I was so pleased with the results, though it took me 3 hours to figure out how to use my sewing machine.... lets just say I lost my patience more often than not... but I did it ! Its funny how proud I feel I made somthing yay !.... how sad am I.. I filled it with stuffing and some rose scented potpuri and I now have a yummy smelling shabby chic bedroom with a cushion made by me.... I then set to work on my second one for my Nana's 80th birthday Present but this time I used a template... to be honest I prefer my first one using nothing but I loved how it came out and since it was somthing made by me it was a special gift.... I think she liked it.

I now have 10 to make for Birthday and Christmas gifts which is good practice as I do plan some day of making a shop on ebay and selling them... I saw some plain looking ones going for $30 so I think it could be a good start at a home buisness...

I also found a site about softies.... and Black apple dolls ! made out of felt.... so you will see some more crafty things from me yet..... and I even started my very first "reborn doll" though I feel this is a art that I dont think i could affored to get into.... the start up would be over $500 im doing it cheaply using oil paints atm.... but rooting the hair just scares me I dont know if I can do it.... I have started on a small berenger doll....

I am working on some digital art atm I might post the line art I did... I have colored it once but it just didnt look as I wanted so I deleted it.... my husband said I was just being picky ! its another fantasty style one....

And I have a doll I started shes a mermaid .... just need to finish her up .... I think on the dolling front ill just use my own bases and be done with it .... I miss dolling ! just when I get on the computer atm Jamie starts up ... he hates me doing any thing but cuddling him.... I need more hours in a day.

So yes im in that creative mood but I just need somthing called TIME .... to fit it all in.

Love you guys

Lisa

XXX

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Winne the pooh
  • Reading: Twighlight
  • Watching: Winne the pooh.....
  • Playing: Runes of Magic
  • Eating: nuddah
  • Drinking: nuddah

A lil update

Fri Jun 26, 2009, 6:28 PM
Photos of Jamie

my beautiful boy Jamie

I haven't gone totally.... actually i am working on some digital art, so far the outlines done and today im working on adding the color..... I also have a mermaid doll I started working on..

I have had a rather stressful week this week ... the whole family came down with the dreaded flue and little Jamie got it also... he had trouble breathing and ended up going to hospital, he has bronchitis and allot of fluid on his left lung... and allot of nasal fluid so I have been having some late nights sitting with him and trying to keep him happy.... I have him home now thankfully but it really upsets me to see him trying hard to breath and coughing all the time. Hes now 10 weeks and they said there is nothing he can have to help just warm baths, and keeping him fed..... so keep him in your prayers.

I am also saddened by the news of Michael Jackson passing, he was such a fantastic performer that had allot of heart.... I am still shocked he was so young.... my hope is that his children will be well cared for.... so my thoughts are with his family at this time.

Well I will try get this digital piece finished so I can show you all somthing.

~smoochs~

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: Michael Jackson
  • Reading: Twighlight
  • Watching: Michael Jackson special
  • Playing: Sims 3
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

Oops I did it again !

Tue May 19, 2009, 6:00 PM
Photos of Jamie

my beautiful boy Jamie

No im not pregnant again ! thank goodness.... I did a woopsy and backed up the wrong file when I formatted a couple weeks ago and lost all my new dolls, my website layout I was working on, and tons of other arty farty things I was working on ! I put it down to lack of sleep... and to much going on.

We had my mother in law turn up from interstate the other week .... she didnt tell us she was coming until she was outside our house .... and I have never met her before so I was in total shock it was 7 at night and let it be said I looked somewhat messy and the house was a mess ! the kids had every toy out so it was more like toys r us than a house.... they stayed a week and it was good for the boys but I was a bit over whelmed and didnt like the fact we had no warning ! and I was still sore after having Jamie... needless to say I was relieved when they left and we could go back to normal....

So things have been so busy and I still have this pregnancy brain going on ! I thought I had backed up my files but oh well no use crying over it ! now to start over in my spare time * rolls her eyes * what spare time you may ask !

On a good note Jamie is now 5 weeks old now and has put on so much weight and hes out of his 0000 clothing and into 000's already hes very tall and his hairs even thicker ! and I can't beleive how good the boys have been with him...

On my weightloss... well I put on 2kgs since having Jamie which really did upset me but I have been put back on diaformin as my PCOS was playing up again and I am back down to 93kgs which is a relief .... I also found out that when you have PCOS you have problems producing milk so now I know why I have had so much trouble with my milk supply ! I now plan by October to be at my goal weight of 75kgs or close to it.... so back to the drawing board 2009 is the year I will reach my goal ! so far I have lost 67kgs

On Monday I have a appoitment with the plastic surgery clinic at my local public hospital I have been on the waiting list to have a tummy tuck done to remove the excess skin and my hope is that I will be able to have it done !.... they look and see if you are viable to having it done... theres so much skin that I now find it hard finding clothing that looks nice without having to wear the tummy tighner pants or suit.... so fingers crossed ! its a big operation but I need to do somthing as it just wont tighten with excercise theres to much...

well thats it for now hopefully ill have somthing to show soon ! every thing takes longer when you have a baby !

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:

Jamie Cotter born on Easter Sunday

Mon Apr 13, 2009, 12:46 AM
Photos of Jamie

my beautiful boy Jamie

I am happy to say on the 12th April , Easter Sunday Jamie Roger Cotter came into the world at 2.27pm he is just a little doll, it was a very easy 2 hour labor and needless to say he came at 37 weeks but no health problems... It was the best easter pressy any one could give me. He weighs 3,085kgs , approx 6.4 pounds and is very long... and has a very full head of dark hair that has blond streaking through it.... hes very quiet at the moment..... his brothers are very excited atm and keep giving him kisses , especially Joel... Im very blessed.

I plan to spend allot of time with the boys at the moment so I hope you can understand my lack of drawing ect.... and with a new baby I just am going to be rather busy !

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:

Sorry about not being active

Wed Mar 25, 2009, 2:08 AM
I do apologise for not being very active.... I am working hard atm to get the house fully sorted and cleaned before this baby comes.... every day I find somthing else I need to do ! I really just want things done so I don't have allot of work when hes born so bare with me....

Just when I thought I had all the baby things washed I found another basket full ! so I have finally got it all cleaned but now I have to sit iron it all .... I have the babies bag packed but still need to do mine ! on the fun side I got the most beautiful bassinet and a winnie the pooh bassinet set done and its so pretty I have to take a pic !

So not much from me I am sorry and hope you can understand <3 5 weeks and 3 days to go...... Babies head is fully engaged now and Its just waiting on when he decides to make the grand entrance.... I find my self getting very tired and im now showing go figure!  I just feel drained yet sleeping at night is not good I think and dream about cleaning ! lol nesting.

Love you all
XXX

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Playing: Sims 2
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: water

A new doll and I have 7 weeks to go !

Tue Mar 10, 2009, 4:08 PM
The big countdown.... well more on that later ;p I am so sorry I have had a slack attack and its taken me 3 weeks or more to finish a doll I started so yes 1 new doll ! mind you I really did enjoy working on her shes was meant for Marrii's contest but I just didnt get her done in time , but i really love her so enjoy.

Well I have 7 weeks to go now until the baby is born and i will admit I am getting very excited.... and I have ballooned in the last week... I feel like a beached whale no pun intended ! and walking is rather amusing or rather watching me walk I cant call it a walk I call it the waddle.... and he has not much room but wow he knows where to kick! he gets him self stuck and often his feet stuck in my sides and it really does hurt.... so glad I only have 7 weeks to go.

I have started preparing for the new baby I went and got a lovely dark cherry wood bassinet on ebay for $75.00 I could not resist it when I saw it !, and I have a beautiful bassinet/cot winnie the pooh set thats just beautiful its old fashioned looking the lady who has made it is really talented... I got it for under $200... once it all arrives ill have to take pics.... And since the new baby will have new bedding I got a new winnie the pooh cot set for Joshys cot and for Joels bed which he wont go  into ! hes scared of the big bed atm  we got a new winnie pooh set so yes there rooms got that winnie the pooh thing going on !!! oh and my major bargain is a cot and mattress for $25.00 its in real good condition has 4 days to go yet but so far no other bids..... ebay is my friend.

So I think im nesting ! i have washed all my baby clothing and want to non stop clean.... I just cant stop thinking about all the things I need to do.... but I have the flue atm so I am so not in the mood yet I so wanna ! and poor little joshua has chicken pox ! hes had a real mild case so lets just say this week for the little ones are feeling rather miserble and Im just feeling ick !

til next time <3

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Playing: Sims 2
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: water
Beautiful girl dolls Bigger one alone small one alone

Another day passes and 173 people have died in the Bushfires in Victoria, Australia.... and as each day passes the death toll goes up and yet there is people that will never be found..... As a fellow Australian I feel such a loss for these poor people who have not only lost loved ones but every thing they owned.... And to think most the fires were deliberatly lit  .... that is the discusting fact.... They have caused such devistation and taken so many lifes....

So My thoughts and prayers go out to those in Victoria ..... Its just terrible and no words can say how people are feeling at the moment across the country.

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Pregnancy Update .....

Im now 28 weeks pregnant only 11 weeks to go now... Baby is doing well though the doctor is concerned as Im still flat and havent put weight on.... So I have been told to eat more, thats easier said than done ! I have a ton of tests to go for this week but so far all is fine.... and I have nicknamed him Sir kickallot ;p he loves to kick ! and when im trying to sleep.... my next appointments not for 5 weeks so I will keep you all updated.... gotta get hubby to take a pic of me to show how flat I am !

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I found a small shop this week that got me excited ! in Adelaide .... its a small hidden away Korean style shop that has dolls from Korea and Japan and all different things ! well I couldnt resist buying a couple of little dolls could I ! Its called Mini Beauty "Beautiful girls" and there so much like the little dolls I draw that I plan to collect them ! The bigger one was $9.95 and the smaller one which can be put as a fun thing on a mobile phone or in your car was $5.95 they also have a bigger one again for $20.00 I plan to get a bigger one soon enough..... I think there just so cute so gonna draw a base set inspired by them ! they even have ball jointed dolls from Japan there for sale with wigs, eyes, shoes, clothing ect.... so im saving up they want $350.00 for one shes beautiful ! just hope shes there by my birthday ;p

That wasnt the only bargain I grabbed ! I was recently given a ps2 I had traded our old one in to get a PS3 and I had a few games I loved on PS2 well I had traded in Shadow Hearts covenant in and had a hankering to play it again ! well I got it for $13.00 from eb games and they also had the first one ! both are going for over $100.00 on ebay as there very rare to get now ! so im very pleased.....

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I have finally joined Facebook... my freind Zowie has been pestering me to join so I thought sure why not ! and wowzer I have met all my old school friends that I havent seen in over 15 years ! its been so good to catch up and see how we all look now.... If you wish to add me to yours im under Lisa Cotter... every ones welcome ;p

www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Playing: Runes of Magic
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: water

Its hot hot hot in Adelaide

Tue Jan 27, 2009, 3:39 AM
Adien and Joel my boys Joshua my lil one

Its swealtering here atm we are having a heatwave and today hit 43c / 109 F today and tommorrow is just meant to be worse..... and this is going to last a week.... already im melting.....

Atm we have the air cond. cranked which is a very small one in the lounge room and yet its still boiling... I even went had a shower to cool down some more and the cold water was hot ! and the tiles were hot on my feet ...So atm I have our wheel around portable air cond. cooling down our bedroom or trying to cool down the bedroom.. so tonight it will be 4 in the bed ! well 4 and a bit ;p

So what to do when its to hot to even think ! well to be honest I can't be bothered to draw... though I did finish another sketch off this morning I just need to scan it... but I am just to tired and hot to draw.... so I have been sitting here trying to keep cool and keep the little ones entertained ! they have been very good I must say especially since its so hot.. they have been watching the wiggles allot ! and its harder now to keep Joel happy he is now tall enough to open doors!!!! Adien my eldest was meant to go back to school today but with it so hot I am keeping him home , I dont drive and we live 40 mins plus walk from the school and since it was 43c /109 f at 3.20 pm just when he would be walking home I dont feel it fair or safe for him.....

I have found a online game that has sparked my interest.... Its free ! now I know theres tons of free MMORGs out there , that are just crap.... but this ones very good... it has all the good parts of games like wow, everquest 1 & 2 , Final fantasy and other games and a few good new idea's of its own and the graphics are stunning ! the game play is just as good, and its allot of fun.... of course theres a item shop where to get rare and some good items you have to pay money for but you dont need to, to play...  and its allot of fun.... its called Runes of Magic ... do take a peek its well worth it... would love to get some fellow Dev. friends playing and its Free ! do PM me if you want to meet up on the game... and I will post some screen shots my character is very pretty I play Heartsdesire shes a Knight / Priest ...

www.runesofmagic.com/en/index.…

Well not much else im now 27 weeks pregnant and counting down !! a lil someone loves getting his feet stuck in the most horrid places ! but im not showing to much... every one asks me wheres the bump have you had it already ! I just dont show when im pregnant and usually loose weight..... I have also found a love for the humble watermelon its so nice especially when its cold from the fridge ! Yummy lol....  

well Its now 10pm and I will try to get a certain lil one to bed " Joshua" he is being rather naughty lately and wont sleep unless i put him in bed with me then move him to his cot when hes asleep ! but hes so cute I cant stay mad at him... til next time <3 oh and look at my boys ! theres Joel my 2 year old with his big brother Adien whos 12... they were asleep sadly joel woke just as we were taking the photo but its still cute.... and the second is my little joshy hes my chubba bubba hard to believe that he was just 4 pounds this time last year when he was born....

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Playing: Runes of Magic
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: water

A little bit of fun

Mon Jan 12, 2009, 6:12 PM
Well since I have nearlly 5000 page views I thought I would do somthing a little bit fun for you all.... If you are the 5000 viewer to my page take a screen shot and send it to me and You will win a custom doll on one of my bases of your choice.... You can either note me here at DA or email me at lisacotter@bigpond.com

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: old music
  • Playing: FF crisis core
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: water

Dolling and sketch update

Sun Jan 11, 2009, 2:40 PM
Just a little update.....

I have added my side face style to my Jasmin base and fixed the button and uploaded them....

I have also worked on a Male base to match my Jasmin base , hes called Jamie and comes in a few poses and faces ... be kind im not great at drawing men ! but I wanted to draw some dolls inspired by Final Fantasy crisis core... so he came to life.

I have uploaded Febuary and March collect a calendar cards ... I got them done early there themes are "Little Bo Peep" and "Little Miss muffet" so I can now work on April.

I am about to upload a few sketchs I have done there all different and I think you will enjoy them....

And I have been asked a few questions lately regarding my art.... so I will try answer them..

For those wanting Commisions I currently do not have the time to do them so I will not at this time be doing them... but doesnt say in the near future I may start.

And those wanting my older bases, I am working on recoloring and remodeling my older bases there are about 10 base sets I no longer have availble from my early dolling so feel free to ask for them and I will do my best at getting them done.

And I have been asked to do a Jeans tutorial, a face style tutorial, longer hair, and prop tutorial , I will be working on them but it will take time so look for them in the near future of 2009.

And I now have a favour to ask !  if any one has some thoughts of what tutorials or new things they would like to see from me drop me a mail... ie Tutorials you would like to see, new doll styles , base sets ect.

Enjoy.....

My Sisters

:iconmilkbun: :iconpackagedbliss: :iconwhimsicalwitch:
  • Listening to: old music
  • Playing: FF crisis core
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: water

Dolling survey :)

Mon Jan 5, 2009, 2:51 PM
1. How long have YOU been dolling?
I started end of 1999 but didnt know it was dolling until the beginning of 2000

2. You have to like something about it; what is it? [Why] do you enjoy dolling?
It's somthing I do to relax it takes my mind of real life, its also a way to draw my own style into somthing.... reminds me of when I was at school a group of us used to sit and sketch bridal gowns and I guess thats why I like it ... takes me back.

3. What do you HATE [about] dolling, eh? You know, clothes, hair...
Boys.... I am not a great at drawing boys, thus why there is not many male dolls  

4. Your favorite part of your dolls, usually is:
The face I like to put as much detail into the base as I can even if its edited, I also like the little details that often people miss.

5. What do you put the most effort into: clothes/hair/stuff..or base editing?
The hair and face and props.... I like my dolls looking complete.

6. Bases are a staple of the dolling community. Do you like using them, or do you prefer to go baseless?
I prefer to make my own bases and use them I did use others bases but when people started stealing bases from Korean sites and a whole set of dolls I did had to be taken down as it was the right thing to do I sort of lost interest in others bases.... mind u I still use others bases but I do like to change them to suit my style.

7. Not all dollers are basemakers..are you?
Yes I have to many base sets and more coming ;p not saying !

8. Are you part of any dolling forums?
I am part of Glam but I am not very chatty.... no no im not a snobby biatch but I just find my self so busy with my children i dont get time to sit and chat all the time.

9. This community can suck ass sometimes. List for us FOUR pet peeves when it comes to the doll community:

People who think there better than others.... I think to draw dolls it takes talent and we all have to be given a chance.... its not somthing you learn straight away.

Favourites .... I think this can be one the most degrading thing in the dolling community its like a certain few get seen and the others are left on the side... personally I feel no matter how long you have been dolling we are all equal.

People that start trouble... I hate trouble it doesnt make someone want to stay around ... a big killer of good communities.

Gossip ! yes shock horror like I dont care that this person aint wearin knickers or this person is snogging someone else.... keep those details to your self dont air your dirty laudry on forums !

AND four things you like about the community:

The great people I have met, some I have known for 7 years or more and there great people....


Getting inspired by the other fantastic artists out there.... you can learn so much by those around you.

Being able to talk about dolling... allot around me dont understand my hobby they say its wasted talent , so there I can talk about my favourite past time.

Seeing other peoples art work its rewarding to see others work <3

10. But there's awesome people here, too! List three of your favorite dollers.
Not really gonna say I have too many people that I admire....


And a wee lil update

I have 3 sketchs to upload ... im pretty pleased with them I feel I have found a style I enjoy ! I also have my Feb and March calendars to upload for you all and I am currently working on a major project for my website..... its DA in mind and will take a while to complete but I will show you when its done.

I am also 24 weeks pregnant and the baby has dropped..... I have allot of pelvic pressure and braxin hix contractions so I have been told to rest up... It felt like when I had Joshua earlier so I am praying that my lil one stays in longer I want him to have a good chance so keep me in your prayers at this time.....

And Happy 1st Birthday to my lil Joshua he turns 1 on the 7th of Jan ( tommorrow) he was born 7 weeks early weighing just 2.200g/ 4.8 pounds and was my lil blessing from above... my waters broke at 32 weeks and after a 2 week stay in hospital I was induced as my waters had a infection...... a year on and he is one very chubby baby boy who brings his mumma so much joy. * gives him a kiss*

Will upload the sketchs and pics today <3

My Sisters

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  • Listening to: old music
  • Eating: Ham and salad
  • Drinking: Iced coffee