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Upland, Ca, United States
Sissy Dre was inspired by my father, Robert Felix Rosales, particularly his stylish clothes and big-hearted ways of being. My father was always open to any new hobbies or opportunities and especially enjoyed meeting new people. I take on this creative venture to honor him in my own way. I have been making cloth dolls since January 2009 when I left the corporate world behind and moved to Upland, CA. with my family. Our lively household includes two teenage children, four dogs, six cats, and a wonderful husband who always supports us with love and grace. I had never worked a sewing machine before but I truly love making dolls and enjoy every aspect of creative life. Making dolls form scratch has opened artistic doors within me that I never knew existed and I hope this blog helps to inspire some crafty part of you too. 000000

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little Findings I Enjoy ~




~ Have A Wonderful Day ~
Much Love Andrea 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Soldering Pieces ~

Ah ~ just finished dinner with the family, it was very yummy. 
Chicken, mac & cheese, and caesar salad, with satisfaction all the way around. 
Now that you know where, I'm coming from I had a very few minuets 
to blog. 
Okay, so last night I finished some soldering pieces that I thought I would never
get done ~ However, some are completed and I still have some to go. 
I wanted to share what I accomplished with you and to let you know, that 
this project took way longer then I thought. The soldering process is quite 
involved, well for me anyways ~ 

Here's what I did ~ first collaborated on the images, shape, and composition, of the
art piece. Then had to copper tape all pieces. Then comes the fun part, actually 
getting to solder the pieces create.

Tell me what you think ~ I have several more pieces to go, then need to seal
with "clear gloss Polyurethane" and then choose the type of chain to add 
to the pieces and perhaps a bit more embellishments for fun. 


Okay ~ Take a Look ~ and Please be kind ~ Remember I'm 
a Doll Maker ~ Much Love to you always ~ 





Well, onward to finish these little squares, and
start on some Halloween dolls and other projects ~ 

Thank you for encouragement and support always ~
Andrea

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Soldering 101

Morning Peeps ~ Have a few minuets before I take the kids to a dermatology 
appointment and wanted to share some pictures of the soldering project 
that I'm working on ...... I will have completed photos by the weekend of sooner ~ 

Don't laugh to hard, the place was awesome chaos ~








Okay, it would of helped if I click on download ~ but 
I didn't ~~~
So now I'm back from this morning arrons ~ and now I shall
click on "publish post" Ha....Ha...

After this I'm going to finish soldering the above items ~
Talk to you soon,  ~

Much Love Andrea

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Miss. 4th of July 2010

Hi Peeps  ~ Been busy with lots of soldering projects....
I'm kinda out of my league. 
However, the prep time takes the longest, 
as my mentor "Robin Dudley-Howe" has said in the past.
But you put time in the prep work, the finished project will
be pleasing to the artist ~ 

I agree ~ OLAY with that ~ 

On to what I'm posting right now.....I squeezed in a doll
this week, between the soldering tape madness ... here she is...
Please welcome "Miss. 4th of July 2010"

Enjoy ~ 








Thanks for stopping by ~ Much Love Daily to you all ~


"Gods word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. 
It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the sprit are joined, 
to the center of our joints and bones. 
And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts"

~ Hebrews 4;12



Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fallbrook, CA ~ Chateau De Fleurs

Today a friend and I took a little trip down south 
to a town called Fallbrook, CA. ~ to visit some gals who were 
having a "Barn Sale" at their other friends house. 

The ladies who created this event are seasoned vendors at 
selling antiques & vintage furnishings for home & garden, 
and organic product and so much more.....

Rita Reade and Christie Repasy along with several 
hand selected vendors, displayed lovely works of art,
in quite the charming way ~ come in a check it out.

June 18, 19, 2010
9am - 5pm

"Chateau De Fleurs"
1524 S. Hill Ave.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-645-3946
www.christierepasy.com
www.mammabellarte.blogspot.com

Chateau De Fleurs, provided a map to visit three
Barn Sales happening at the same time in the Fallbrook 
area, more shopping & great finds. 

Come inside and check out what we saw today ~ 
Enjoy .....





































































Now on to the other three "Barn Sales" today ~ 

~ "Rusty Creek" ~ 



















Okay ~ Now were on our way to "Oak Cottage" ~ 
our third Barn Sale of the day ~ 

~ Olay ~ 








And now our last Barn Sale of the day, 
"Pat's Barn" ~ 
























THE END ~


Wow, we had a great day. Got to meet a lot of
cleaver ladies and their unique ways of re-purposing 
old items into new treasures. 

Thank you for visiting my adventures with me and 
I look forward to new and exciting places to go and 
share with you.

Much Love ~
Andrea