Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Taking a breath!

I made another CQ block for the Healing Quilt so there would be a nice easy number to work with. I think I finished this one in record time--I started it Sunday. Took me all afternoon to piece it--the part I hate most. OK, I did cheat a little by using so many trims and motifs, but I am pleased with the results. I finished it a little early, so I am probably not done with it yet!

I also finished the pattern for the cat doll since doing a prototype in --can't believe it's been so long ago!!!--March. Of course I made another one. The official name of the pattern is "Madame Le Chat" and this one is named Felecia and her pet mice are Winki and Inki (after Felix and his nephews). I am waiting for the pages and pics to come back from the printers. Will post when I ship them to the "shops".
And last but not least, I also finished the doll with the cloth over paperclay over cloth. He was actually done for the APWPWD blank canvas challenge. I used the pattern without the hands and feet as a skin over an armature I built at Day With Dolls. I wound colorful yarn around his limbs and gave him sculpted hands ala Marilyn Halcomb. I figured a blank canvas was a good opportunity to try out new techniques.
Now, all I have to do is finish an exchange gift for my "other" doll club, make 5 animal ornies for a pet ornie exchange, and 3 hostess gift ornies before December 15th. After the 15th I need to work on my proposals for EGA classes which have to be in by January 5, 2008. YIKES!


Shashi Nayagam said...

OMG!! These are absolutely awesome dolls and what awesome quilt piece
You are so talented Stephanie!

Judi Wellnitz said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cat .. and I HATE, HATE, HATE cats!!! She is just gorgeous - I'll have to make her for one of my daughters.

kay susan said...

Oh my! I love that cat. Her face is lovely, it's a person, it's a cat, it's beautiful!

Venus Thomas said...

Your block is turned out gorgeous!and the dolls of course are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

This cat is just so gorgeous! You've captured her personality in her face and clothes - I expect her to start talking any second now!

Clothmatters said...

Stephanie- Your cat is simply beautiful with excellent detailing and love the CQ block.

Romona said...

Hi Stephanie,
Love love love cats, what a beauty she is. And her pet mouse isn't bad either, as far as mice go...lol