Sunday, June 17, 2018

New Book in Progress

Last year I started a new cloth book.  I was inspired by the Movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and an article that appearred in Somerset Studio's as a challange.  I decided to use my own dolls for the "children"  I haven't settled on a name yet, but it will have friends in the title.  Here are the first three pages.  Only 6 ore to go!
The doll pictured here is Bad Dog  The pull out tag has a short story about Alfreda (who to me looks like Alfred E. Newman's Sister from another mother.

This doll is Frida as a child but the story is about Felicia.

This lady is my Rag Bag Gal but for the book I have named her Hibiscus since I dyed some of her fabrics and trims with Hibiscus tea from Panera Bread!
Now on to the next - hopefully I will finish the book this year!  I have 6 more "Imaginary Friends" to go.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Flying Witch

I started this doll I believe at the end of Last year.  I have had the idea in my head forever! I had this beautiful fabric I won from Hoffman.  It was purple with gold scrolls.  I back painted it black to make the gold stand out more and it worked perfectly!  I wanted her to look like she was flying, so created a base with a "hovering" broom over a countryside for her to perch on.  She is very stylish - 5 different skirts, lots of embellishements and those shoes!!!!  She is bead jointed and can be removed from her broomstick and sit anywhere.  She is larger than I usually work - 22".  Her hair is a deconstructed sweater in the perfect color.  The feathers in her hat are from a poor chicken that was scattered in my yard one morning - probably a snack for our elusive fox.  More closeups.

Her standing.  Her hand is temporally pinned to her hat.

 Closeup of her face and hair.

 Side view of he hat and charms.
And of course those shoes.  Trimmed with hand made bats!  I did trim off those threads. 

Flying in Style is currently residing in her new home in the Midwest.

Spreading out

I have been bitten by the crochet bug lately and made two Shawls and a BoHo Vest. 
BoHo Shawl.  Pattern I purchased on Etsy.  Not too happy with it.  The yarn  it called for was no longer available so I used one I thought was similar.  Colors are brighter than I would have liked and the yarn is not a drapey.  Going to remake it in a thinner yarn.  Love the border.

This is a free pattern called the Edlothia Shawl.  I purchased the yarn from Etsy.  Worked up nicely.  The pink was a bit hrighter than I liked so I put the whole thing in a grey bath and that softened the pink.  This is quite large - about 80" across the top;\.

Another free Patttern, this one for the Virus shawl.  It was fun to make and I used the yarn remaining from the BoHo Vet.  Added the bottom round with a Pink I had in my stash.  Worked out well.  All Acryllic.