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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

At last!!

close up of skirt
The purse
Well here I am, at last got rid of that horrible flu. Still have a bit of cold but now I am almost back to normal. I have finished my doll as you can see. I was waiting for a good sunny day so that at least the pictures would be bright. As you know I am not great at taking pictures but, no luck. It has been dull and dreary the whole day. So I am afraid the pictures are all not that good. As you all know from previous posts that I designed this doll. I wanted her to be the Butterfly fairy emerging from her cocoon. So everything about her is silk connected. Her skirt and her wings are made from mulberry bark and part of her blouse is made from silk cocoon rods. The rods were rather big so I had to cut them to fit her waist and she carries a silk cocoon purse to gather her pollen. I did some random stitching of glitzy embroidery threads through the mulberry bark. Then I applied some fabric glitter spray. The glitter is very fine so it gives a lovely scuttle effect. The glitter spray also helped me to drape the bark on the body when it was wet , the way I wanted it and once it was dry it held its shape. I did have another idea at the beginning but that didn't work out. I cut the wings out from the green piece of bark first. I did not want to waste any of the left over piece so I draped it as it was without shaping ,as an over skirt and it seemed to go well. All the tears and bits hanging of the bark just added to the charm and I did some beading over all of this. I am a bit stuck for names for this one. I am thinking perhaps it could be Shaylee or Sujii. Any ideas? I looked up Sujii and it means silk fairy in Japanese so perhaps that would be appropriate. But still I thinking about it. If you think of a good one I would love to hear about it.

19 comments:

  1. She is glorious Shashi! Truly wonderful, I love her look and all the silk, you have me wanting to make a doll now!

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  2. Oh Sashi, she is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Shashi, She is BEAUTIFUL. Love the colors you used.
    Love & Hugs
    Fran

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  4. I love her and all the stuff...just beautiful...and I love her movement...YOU DID IT...glad you are feeling better

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  5. She's a beautiful fairy! I love all the different silk-related resources that you used for her.

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  6. Shashi, she's just as wonderful as everyone has said. You've really pulled off that beautiful gesture, and the costuming is fabulous!

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  7. Shashi, she is just stunning! Oh my! Truly, she is gorgeous- everything about her- her rich costume, graceful pose, beautiful face, and al the amazing embellishing. She is very special and you should be oh so proud of yourself! I would love to see her in person and close up.
    Linda F from FL

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  8. Elle est très très belle!!! Et je trouve que Sujii est un super nom pour une aussi jolie poupée.
    Gros gros bisous.

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  9. She is absolutely gorgeous Shashi!
    Her clothes truly are beautiful and she looks so real.
    I'm glad to hear you're better.
    Big hugs.

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  10. Shashi--give yourself a big hug! The doll is beautiful and you should be very proud.

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  12. Dear Shashi, your doll is such a beauty! You did a wonderful job with her.
    I was sorry to read you've been sick. Glad that you are better! Take care my friend.

    Sorry for the jumbled comment earlier, I'm having troubles with the comment box sometimes (can't see what I write!)

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  13. I am STUNNED by the beauty of this piece. Knowing your work I expected her to be nothing short of wonderful, but Oh Shashi! She's glorious!!! Every time I click on a photo I see another detail to wonder over. I don't suppose there is any chance that you would release a pattern or a class for this beauty? (Please...?!)

    JudiA

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  14. She is truely remarkable...and so are you....Wonderful

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  15. Your silk fairy is beautiful Shashi. The pose is beautiful too. Love the colors and the different textures you used.
    Hugs....heera

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  16. It has to be silk farie in some beautiful language...I don't know which one.

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  17. Your fairy is just spectacular! So much detail and so much depth. Bravo!

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  18. Oh WOW Shashi, she is just stunning!! Love her pose and her outfit - just simply stunning!! Her silk cocoon purse is great. All I can say is WOW!! I love the name Sujii.

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  19. Your fairy doll is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. You are very creative. The pose makes her look alive.

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