Monday, 27 December 2010

A pair of fairy shoes, all I have to do now, is to make the fairy to fit the shoes

Friday, 24 December 2010

Just wanted to wish you all a great Christmas and hope you have a very creative 2011.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Another crazy patchwork bag, just finished in time to be a Christmas pressy.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A little pair of earrings to match the necklace. I decided to make another set, so I could keep one for mrself.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

I've just finished this necklace, it was supposed to be a Christmas box for someone, but I'm liking it alot, so it might be a christmas pressy to myself.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Its our embroiderer guild this Saturday (weather permitting), and for the competition we were given a bag to embellish, we could take the bag apart, but all of it had to be use. I decided to do some crazy patchwork on mine.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

What a surprise to see this little fella trying to hop around this morning, I really felt sorry for him.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010

What a day we picked to go to the Knitting and Stitching Exhibition, but once we got there we had a great time and came back with lots goodies and empty purse.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Here are 2 beaded snowflakes which I have made for the tree.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Well, you can all have a good laugh. I've done a little bit more, to add to her wonky eyes, she has now buck teeth and sticky upside down ears and she looks like a monkey. She's going to need more than a hairdo to improve her looks. But I'm having fun and I've enjoyed the needlefelting and she brought a smile to my face and thats what it is all about..

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Haven't got much to show you this week except for this baldy headed, wonky eyed needle felted head. Hopefully,it will look better when the hair goes on.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Meet Teagan, the woodland goddess, the leaves are turning from green to different shades of pinks, falling from her hair to the ground below. Not quite finished, but I'm leaving her at this stage for the time being.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Didn't realise that its been a week since my last posting. Where have the days gone too. I'm a little further on with the doll, have painted the trunk and I'm busy embelishing it. Will have to paint the arms and hands, but what colour, pink, brown,green. I will be covering them up with slashed chiffon or something like that. She will have another hairdo, which will be embelished with leaves.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The next stage

Enjoyed doing this next stage, very messy but I think the end result is very effective and really does look like the bark of a tree. Its made from cotton wool paper. As I had plenty of paste left after the first dress, I thought I would made another one so I had one that I could practise painting and embellishing on.

Friday, 15 October 2010

The next stage. I'm pleased that my fabric arms and hands didn't turn out, as I feel these paper clay ones are more suited. Although I have played with paper clay before, I haven't sculpt with it. I'm pleased with them and I have just found a recipe for paper clay which I'm dying to try.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Had a lovely time down in London, all went over far too quickly. I've done alittle bit more to my doll, pleased with the head but the arms and hands have not turned out how I wanted them. With the dolll only being 10 inches tall, I had great dificulty turning the fingers, infact I couldn't, tried a glove hand but I wasn't happy with them. In the end, I have put used a wire for the arms and fingers, going to cover this with paper clay. Hope this will work.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Well, I've just manage to finish this memory book and have posted it this afternoon, hopefully it will arrive on her birthday on Friday as a surprise. I'm off to London tomorrow and will go to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally on Thursday and Friday. Hope I've got enough spending money.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

One of the many things that I'm doing, I have just started a stump doll, it is for an exhibition next year called"The Natural World" and I would like it to resemble a tree. the stump body looking like bark, branches for fingers, and either branches and leaves coming out of her head, or just leaves for her hair. Whetherr I'm just dreaming this or whether it will work, only time will tell, but I've made a start and I'm pleased the way the body has turned out.( the head doesn't belong to this doll, was just lying on the table, so pinned on body)

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

This is a fabric postcard I have made to awap.

These are a few of the lovely postcards I have recieved from the group Art4Mail, some very talented ladies among them.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Great news, I've actually finished the patchwork cover and is now on his bed. Keeping my fingers crossed that the seams will stay put and not come apart after being man handled by my son. Sorry that the picture is a bit dark but the due to where he has his bed.

Monday, 20 September 2010

This is what I was doing yesterday, doing some beadwork, I've done three components and need another two,then I will make it up into a necklace.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Now, I wish I could stop being a dabbler, but I saw some tooth pick dolls and just had to have a go. They are less than 3" in height, a little fiddlely to do and made from 4 tooth picks. They were fun to do and will I make any more? I think I will as there's alot of room for improvement.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Blackberries are early this year, when I was little we used to go blackberry picking on our weeks holiday from school in October called Blackberry week. I've already frozen some and made some jam. I'm just wondeing what next to do with them as there is still plenty on the branches. Maybe make some wine??

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Doesn't the time fly by, the kids have returned to school, the nights are drawing in, dark by 8pm and the leaves are falling. Summer has almost come to an end.
Still busy with my douvet cover, hopefully it should be completed by next week and then I can play again with my dolls, although I did find time to felt this little keyring