Friday, December 6, 2013

New Doll: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

I made this doll in the spring, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to dress her, and over the summer I had a lot of pain in my hands, so I had to set her aside for a while. 
She is made of organic color grown cotton, but her hair, face and nails are bamboo. Her dress is made of organic cotton fabric, and she is stuffed with organic cotton too. She has a steel wire armature, and is approximately 7.25 inches tall.
I decided to make her after reading a very interesting book about Saint Kateri Tekakwitha called "Saint Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks" by Matthew and Margaret Bunson. Her clothing is inspired by the way they said Kateri dressed in the book after she moved to the Sault Mission, in a simple long blue dress. I knitted a shawl, I wanted it to kind of look like deerskin or something like that. They said she usually wore a shawl, sometimes covered her hair with it, but they didn't say what it looked like, so I just made it up to match her boots :P
She is holding a “rosary”, made of a little ball chain and a sterling silver cross (yes, it’s actually an Orthodox cross, but it’s all I had on hand that could work for now!). Eventually I would like to make her a rosary out of glass beads, but I haven’t’ quite figured out how to do it yet…
Anyways, I think she turned out pretty cute, I am happy with my little Kateri ^_^ Here are some photos of her:

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Photo Illustration: Dachshund Snow

"Dachshund Snow"
©2013 Debi Cady

Mini Dachshund Ringo, surrounded by sparkly snowflakes - but look carefully! All the snowflakes are dachshunds too!

This image is now available on a wide variety of products in my stores on Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt print shop .

Ringo sends you all his love, and we hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


My new doll, Gizella, arrived this morning! She is a 35cm porcelain BJD by JRdolls. I named her after the balled "Giselle". So I just wanted to share a few pictures of her with you ^_^ The lighting today is pretty bad, so I will take more pics later.

I made her dress, wig and shoes, they are all made of organic cotton. 

All my girls together.
Top row: Ciara Angelique, Bu Yong, Ishtar, Kisa, Elena
Bottom Row: Kateri, Gizella, Katya

I have photos of my other girls to share with you too, as you can see in the group shot above, I made them all new wigs! So far I have only posted Elena's and Kateri's, I haven't had time to go through the other pictures yet. I will try to get through them this week...

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Illustration: Snegurochka (Fairy Tale Fashion Series #3)

Snegurochka (Fairy Tale Fashion Series #3)
©2013 Debi Cady
Digital Paint

Snegurochka, the Snow Maiden, is happiest in the forest during a snowstorm, holding her friend the snow rabbit. Inspired by the many versions of this popular Russian fairy tale, "Snegurochka" is the third illustration in my Fairy Tale Fashion series.

This illustration is now available on a wide variety of items on my stores at Cafe PressZazzleRed BubbleArtist Rising, and my deviantArt print shop.

As you have most likely guessed, I love the stories about the Snow Maiden. I also love winter, and snow! The past few winters we have not gotten much snow here, I miss it. I'm hoping we will get more this year.

Before I go, I just wanted to share an animated version of this story with you. It's really cute, it was done in Russia in 1952. I hope you enjoy it! (Don't worry, it has subtitles ^_^)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cute Kateri

I just want to share a few pics of Kateri in her new wig - actually, I made this wig for Katya. But when it was done, I just didn't like the style on her. So I tried it on my other girls, and it looks really cute on Kateri, which means it must be hers! I also made her a new long-sleeve t-shirt and leggings to go under a little knitted skirt I made a few years ago. The wig, shirt and leggings are made of organic cotton. I think the knitted skirt is made of corn, either that or bamboo/soy, I can't remember which... 

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Illustration: Cinderella (Fairy Tale Fashion Series #2)

Cinderella (Fairy Tale Fashion #2)
©2013 Debi Cady

Inspired by the German folktale "Aschenputtel", and other versions of the Cinderella story. Cinderella stands beneath the trees, with two doves helping her dress for the ball. Her gown is made of silver, gold, precious gems and pearls. An enchanted pumpkin patch surrounds the scene, with four white mice hiding amongst the vines. This is the second illustration in my Fairy Tale Fashion series.

This illustration is available on at wide variety of products at the following stores: Cafe PressZazzleRed BubbledeviantArtArtist Rising.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I made Elena a new dress, wig and shoes. They are all made of organic cotton ^-^

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Doll: Ambrozetta, the Amber Faerie (Gemstone Faeries #1)

I am beginning a new series of dolls, the Gemstone Faeries. ^_^ My first gemstone faerie is the Amber Faerie, her name is Ambrozetta. "Ambrozetta" means "immortal" in Greek, and is also used to refer to amber and other similar-looking minerals.

She is 6 inches tall, and is made of 100% organic cotton yarn and stuffing. She has a steel wire armature, so she is posable (gently, of course). All the colors used for her skin, hair, facial features and clothing represent the colors of amber: honey (yellow), white, green and red. She has real pieces of Baltic amber on her dress and also an amber necklace and bracelet.

For her dress I knit a few pieces of lace using a traditional Estonian lace stitch - because a lot of amber is found in the Baltic Region, I thought it was fitting, and it was just such a beautiful pattern! There were 3 variations of it, but I chose the one that had a lace flower at the top.

Gomong Khora Dress

I made a new dress for Ishtar a few days ago. It is made of organic cotton jersey, with bamboo trim that I wove last summer. The design on the trim is a traditional motif from Bhutan called "gomong khora".