Archive for June 27, 2006
I’m moving right along with my swaps and round robins. Today I finished up a little paper elf for Helen in NY. This was for a round robin that I’m doing with Sherry Goshon’s group – FabricDollArt. This is the last month of this project so I should be getting my journal and little girls back home soon. Let me tell you what this little elf is made of …
Yep, but these are the end of them for a while. I am not going to do any more swaps. At least not fabric postcard swaps. I have hosted a Yahoo group for just about a year now and I’ve been involved in all the swaps. I’m pretty burned out on postcards. Most of these are from the elinor peace bailey mystery quilt blocks. The ones that I showed earlier now have iron on studs as embellishments. So – this is it! Yay!
I just found out that a friend of mine, who has become addicted to prescription pain pills due to a botched surgery, has decided that enough is enough and she is going to stop taking them. Which is easier said than done. She is going to go to a detox center for a week to help her both physically and mentally. She mentioned that she will have a lifetime of demons to deal with and when I was laying in bed last night this doll told me she needed to come to life.
A few years ago I got talked into making a mystery quilt designed by elinor peace bailey. It was one of those one pattern a month things, which ended up making the quilt pattern $60, pretty steep for a quilt pattern, LOL. Anyhow, the pattern didn’t fit on the paper so you were supposed to add 1/4″ to each side and to each applique piece that went to the edge of the block. Of course I forgot to do that on some blocks. I could have cut the bigger pieces down by 1/4″ but then it threw off the whole design. I ended up so frustrated that I never finished making it. So I’ve had these blocks hanging around for a few years. Yesterday I started cutting them up into postcards. They need some embellishing but sure is an easy way to cheat!
I made one more of those Sew Lovely wall hangings – this one is a bit smaller than the others – the skirt is shorter. Although it is still 20″ long. I am just about out of the sheer gold material with the glitter and the holeless beads. I’d been hoarding that material for a long time .. too pretty to use … you know how that goes! Here she is ….
I took some photos of the doll show today. I still have to go back and take more. Some didn’t come out and my camera can’t hold that many photos when I take high resolution shots anyway. You can see some of the dolls here.
I don’t know what to call these … they aren’t really dolls but they aren’t really paper dolls either. What they are is pretty! Tell me what you think these should be called …
When I made the Ostrich Showgirl for Natalie I used her face design. This morning I thought I would try one of my own. I drew the face and then transfered it to the fabric like she taught me. Then I proceeded to color it in using Nat’s technique. But .. I didn’t refer to the class notes , I just tried to remember. That way my own coloring techniques came into play too. I’m pretty proud of this …
I’ve only got one more month with this paper doll round robin, it’s been fun. This month I decided to do a traditional type paper doll. I made a set of clothes with tabs for the basic doll to wear. Here’s the basic doll .. an old lady in her underwear… and her hat.