Monday, April 2, 2007

Busy is as Busy does!

Busy I have been! I am rearranging furniture. I am finally getting rid of my step-sons twin beds. I bought a new bed for the guest bedroom and before it gets here, I am rearranging furniture and painting. I did however get in a small doll. It has polymer clay hands, feet, and head from a press mold though I did modify the face per a lesson provided by a VERY talented member of our doll club. I was asked to make something to contain the green egg in the basket--long story!--by a member of my EGA. Our EGA logo is a tomato pincushion, so I went from there. She hasn't seen it yet--I did warn her I may go overboard and I think I did

I am also saying good-bye to a doll I made as a test for my Lady Ragalia pattern. Her head was used in the face painting tutorial. Her apron is sheer metallic organza with fusible appliques cut from a coordinating fabric. The fusible didn't hold too good on the organza, so I also zig-zagged the edges with metallic thread. (This technique would also work great for One Kiss's overskirt!) I love the paisley print in her dress. The colors are so rich and of course there is lots of metallic gold in it! I also like her shoes. Got the idea for the two tone from another member of our doll club and found that exceptional trim at a quilt show. She is going to auctioned for a good cause--an American Cancer Society fundraiser. Will post more info when I have it.


Judi said...

Both dolls are great - but I really love the pincushion!

Clothmatters said...

Magnificent pincushion! :)