Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Photo: Eyes of Love

Mini dachshund Ringo looks like an angel, soaring through the clouds, with a vey loving expression.

This photo is now available on my stores at Zazzle,Cafe PressRed Bubble, and my deviantArt Print shop.

I originally took this photo a couple of months ago - can you believe my little guy is going to be 10 years old this Friday?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WIP "Esmeralda" Beaded BJD

I have been working on a special project lately -- a beaded BJD! I wasn't sure if I could do it, but I have, and I am quite pleased with the results ^_^ I have named her Esmeralda, she is a faerie. She is about 9 inches tall. She's made of Japanese glass seed beads, organic cotton thread & stuffing, and has Swarovski pearl joints. She has 13 points of articulation, and is my own design and pattern. She kind of reminds me of a marionette for some reason. I think she turned out really cute. I still need to make her clothes, shoes & accessories, but I want to share some photos of her now anyways. I hope you will like her too!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ringo and I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! And Ringo wanted to model one of his new coats for you ^_^ 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Yesterday my new girl arrived! Her name is Anastasia, she is a porcelain BJD by JRDolls.

In these photos she is wearing clothes and wigs I made for my other girls. But she has a new, slimmer body, so everything is a little too big on her. I will be making a special wig and some clothes just for her now that she's here. But I want to share pics of her now.

All my girls welcoming Anastasia (poor Kisa's wig is not finished yet, I will post pics when it is).

And, the artist included a couple of really cute magnets with photos of some of her other dolls on them!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hiiaka Noelani

On Monday a new doll came home! She is a porcelain BJD by Ana Salvador (Dragonfly Works), and I think she is so pretty!! Her name is Hiiaka Noelani, which means "Hiiaka, the beautiful girl from heaven". Hiiaka is the name of a Hawaiian goddess, she's the sister of volcano goddess Pele, and is the patron of hula dance.

Sorry the lighting in these pics is not so good, but I wanted to share her anyways ^-^

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My First Beaded Doll: Snegurochka

Recently I have been trying to make a beaded doll. And today, I finished her! She is my first try, and represents the character "Snegurochka". I am very excited about her ^-^

She stands approximately 7 inches high, and is made entirely of glass seed beads (Delicas and Dyna-mites). This is my original pattern. I have a few things in mind that I want to try changing for my next doll, but on the whole I am happy with her as she is. I hope you will like her too! :) Here are some photos of her:

With porcelain BJD Elena - Snegurochka is made of the same beads as Elena's costume.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Irina's New Bead Wig

I just wanted to share a few photos of Irina in her new beaded wig, I finished it last week. It is made entirely of glass seed beads (Delica). It's for a costume that I eventually want to make her (also beaded), but I think she can pretty much wear it with anything ^-^

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Sneak Peek/New Illustration: Amber Faerie

I am working on a new book! It is still in the early stages, with much research, writing and illustrating left to do. But I recently finished the first illustration, and wanted to share it with you ^_^

"Amber Faerie"
©2014 Debi Cady
The Amber Faerie lives in a lagoon on the edge of the Gemstone Forest. She cultivates amber which is then distributed throughout the world. Amber represents eternal love and youth, and is said to have many healing properties. It is the stone of the zodiac signs Taurus and Leo, and is an alternate birthstone for November. This illustration is from my upcoming book "Gemstone Faeries".

Although the book is not completed yet, I am starting to post the illustrations in my stores as I finish them (this way, by the time the book is published, they will all be available). So, this illustration is now available on my stores at ZazzleCafe PressRed Bubble, and my deviantArt print shop

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Crazy Weather

We have been getting really crazy weather this past week! On Tuesday it poured all day long, and in two hours we got like 5-6 inches of rain! Thankfully, our house is on slightly higher ground, so we had no problems, but many streets flooded, and houses just around the block from us had flooded basements :( They said we haven't had such bad flooding in this area in 90 years!

Then, on Wednesday, we got a storm with 50mph winds and it hailed for about 10 minutes. It was pounding the windows so hard, we were afraid it might crack them! But it didn't, thank God. Still, afterwards, it looked like it had snowed. My dad took this pic in our backyard a little after the rain stopped, some of the hail had already melted by then, but there was still a lot of it!

However, the past few days have been just gorgeous! Low 70s and sunny and dry. I wish all summer was so nice...

Thursday, July 24, 2014


On Monday Gerta came home! She is a 30cm porcelain BJD made by Ana Salvador (Dragonfly Works), and she is super super cute! So I wanted to share a few photos of her - in several of the photos she is sitting with her "sister" Larissa, who was made by the same artist. And they are also posing with the little knitted dolls I made ^-^
Oh, my beautiful hair!

Playing with dolly
So many dollies!

I love my dolly

Sweet sisters

Dollies playing dolly

We are so pretty!

Let me tell you a secret...

Telling Secrets