Saturday, January 30, 2010


The class for Weeping Will is finally finished. YEAH!!!! I'll post when it will be available.

Our doll club decided to do an ongoing project of costuming a stump doll. While searching for stump doll patterns, I found one I had created a few years ago. My dear friend Maria had surgery a few weeks ago and I wanted to do something special for her as a get well gift. I know she loves anything Marie Antionnette and the colors pink and green so thought I would use the stump doll pattern and make her a doll as a test run. I am really pleased with how the doll turned out and really enjoyed making her though the pattern does need a bit of tweaking. I changed the body shape so I didn't have to build panniers. Her clothes with the exception of her bodice are all rectangles. the under skirt started life as striped silk that I embellished with ribbons and stitching. The over skirt is solid silk embellished with some subtle stitching and lace flower appliques. I had to dye the embroidered organza middle skirt to soften the colors. I also discovered I own NO pink fabrics! How did that happen???? Though I must admit I am more partial to the soft peach and green. The wool I used for her wig was a gift from my friend Colleen. I think she sheared it herself! (Just kidding!) I used lots of mousse and rollers to style it. I am debating whether or not to put her out as a pattern. Now I can do another test version with all the changes I made to the original. Her costuming was inspired by this pic.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Catching Up

I have been busy working on the Tree Doll Class and still have to bit to do on the final lesson. I found some pics I thought I had posted before. Here are some more of the ornies I made for gifts. I also have been making a card or two with my Cricut machine and the Sure-Cuts-Alot software. The dragonfly was created with this software. I also scored a couple books of scrapbooking paper - some glittered, foiled, flocked and embossed and used some for the blue/brown cards. These butterfly cards were made without the use of the cricut but I really like the way they turned out. They are thank you cards.

Oh, almost forgot to mention, my letter to the editor with a pic of my pink paper purse was printed in the new Quilting Arts! How cool!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Class Coming Soon!

I have finally finished Weeping Will. He is the subject of a new class coming soon. I finished him last year but wasn't happy with the way the branches were so he sat until I figured out what I wanted to do. So here he is, just have the last lesson to complete so look for the big announcement soon!

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