The Witching Hour Is Coming Upon Us!

Friday, December 31, 2010

I love what Santa Brought!

I love my new old cubbies that my husband Matt and my son Matthew Sodoma gave to me.  They are old postage boxes and will be filling up quickly with all my bits and pieces of treasure.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!


     These are some pictures of what I am currently working on.  I call them my ladies in waiting because they have been patiently waiting to come to life.  Now that Christmas is over I hope to work on them before the New Year's festivities take over!

Monday, December 13, 2010

  


        Merry Christmas To All!
     It was a beautiful blizzard weekend here in Iowa.  We are thankful to be warm and with power!  All of our critters are nestled in for their morning naps.  The Celtic Ladies are singing in the background.  I am working on a German inspired paper mache doll.  Kathy is working on a Christmas angel in her own home studio today as the roads are still questionable.  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Milieu Challenge

Be sure to check out the Winter 2011 issue of ADQ!  Our Lottie the witch is a winner in their Milieu Challenge.  Our friend Daryl Cook has his work on the cover!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


    Jessica is Lori's first cloth and clay doll created for a custom order.  Her body is made from muslin and stuffed.  Her upper torso and head were covered with paper clay.  She has been painted, crackled and stained.  Jessica wears a cotton coffee stained skirt with painted fabric blouse.  She is about 19" long.

Friday, June 11, 2010


     This is a partial picture of Lottie.  She was created for the Mileau Challenge  for Art Doll Quarterly.  We took a picture quickly because of the approaching deadline.  So I'm afraid the whole piece doesn't show in this pic!  She sets in an antique frame with her potion bag setting beside her-full of steampunk magic. She is reaching for the key to open her abode.

Lottie, The Witch




Saturday, February 20, 2010


Our primitive crow snatched a mysterious key and is ready to fly away with it!  He is 12" high and 12" long.  Crow stands on fork legs and wears a party hat made from vintage ribbon.  His neck is adorned with a ruffled crepe paper collar. Crow was created for the PAPER MACHE ARTISAN'S web challenge which supports the RED CROSS Haiti relief program.  50% of his sale goes to the RED CROSS.

Blossom the Duck

Blossom the Duck
April Showers Bring May Flowers-PMA Team Challenge

Blossom, Paper Mache Artisans Team Web Show Challenge

April Showers Bring May Flowers was the theme for our Feb. 13th PMA challenge.  Blossom  our antiqued paper mache duck sets her umbrella down now that the April showers are over and her umbrella is full of May flowers.  Blossom stands on a vintage kitchen strainer.  Her umbrella is full of  vintage millinery flowers.  Check out our etsy shop for more details www.careysquirks.etsy.com

Etsy Treasury

Etsy Treasury
We are pleased to have Blossom receive a little attention!

The Boogey Man

The Boogey Man dances upon vintage organ keys as he celebrates his escape from the Autumn Harvest! He is constructed from paper mache on a wire armature. He wears vintage crepe pants and a hat decorated with vintage ribbon and tinsel. He was created for the Paper Mache Artisans' Webshow and may be purchased at

YIKES...you caught me in the process of dressing.

YIKES...you caught me in the process of dressing.
The witch's body is added and ready for clothing!

Bob & Candy Corn Man

Bob & Candy Corn Man
Bob is always right there to lend a paw when needed...

Our Cats

Our Cats
The cats are getting anxious for Halloween

HALLOWEEN HOUSES FOR OUR TEXAS FRIEND DEE

HALLOWEEN HOUSES FOR OUR TEXAS FRIEND DEE

One of my Top Hat Chickens

One of my Top Hat Chickens
She refuses to go in the hen house but would rather roost in the tree outside of the hen house.

THE STUDIO

THE STUDIO
WE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE CLUTTERED!

THE CROWS MARCH ON!

THE CROWS MARCH ON!

The Crows are gathering for Galena!

The Crows are gathering for Galena!

Treasures Are A Waitin' in Galena!

Treasures Are A Waitin' in Galena!

POTIONS ARE BREWING!

POTIONS ARE BREWING!

Blimey Bearded Bill

Blimey Bearded Bill
Blimey Bearded Bill has been purchased. Many of our pirates were sold in Galena as the Pirates are the High School Mascot!

VINTAGE INSPIRATION

Our Gingerbread Houses

Our Gingerbread Houses

Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine?
Back view

He loves me, he loves me not...

He loves me, he loves me not...
We have been working on a variety of  "putz" like houses for a custom order  on etsy.  We really enjoyed the process.  Houses appeared everywhere in the studio!

Thatcher

Thatcher

Jack Frost and Jack

Jack Frost and Jack
This was created as a tribute to our dearly loved Bassett Hound, Jack who passed away Sept. 2008 of congestive heart failure. Jack, we miss you.

Jack & Jack

Jack & Jack
Jack & Jack- PMA Winter Wonderland Challenge