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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Funkins the little pixie was trying to catch the sun while it was out on his favourite toadstool in his corner of the garden. When suddenly... whooosh and in his fright he fell off his perch. He looked up and was astonished to see that on his favourite toadstool a magical looking creature was sitting and looking down at him. Funkins being such a sweet natured fellow got up sat on his little toadstool and waved to her. Ahoy up there! What are you? Are you are fairy? The magical creature answered sorry dear little fellow to startle you so! Yes I am the gypsy fairy and my name is Serephina. What a funny little creature you are. I guess you must be a pixie. Funkins said he was a pixie and he could do lots of funny things that is why he is called Funkings. He said he could do this..
and this! and even this! Serephena laughed and laughed at all his funny little antics. Then Funkins wanted know if he could have a closer look at her for which she agreed. So up went Funkins. He was facinated by her jewel encrusted hair.
Her jewel encrusted magical shoes! and her oh so delicate shimmery wings that he was afraid to even touch them. But he was very careful with them and decided that he would like her to stay in his woods and be friends. This is a 8" inch doll which I decided that I could do it only with a stretch fabric. So I used some of the old Doe suede that I had left over. I needle sculpted her and hand stitched her cloths. Although I have made pin dolls smaller than this doll I have never hand stitched the cloths for tiny dolls. I decided to do it and oh my it was very fiddley working with chiffon and silk fabrics and took me ages. So here she is all complete at last.
PS. You know I don't like throwing away anything so I made Funkins with that tiny bit of paper clay that I had left over.

20 comments:

  1. Oh she's so sweet. Those are fabulous wings too. :-)

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  2. Oooh Shashi! She is beautiful! and such a delightful story too! I loved it! xx

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  3. Oh that was enchanting - I loved it Shashi!!
    Your fairy is so beautiful; a real work of art. What will she get up to next???
    Love Linda xx

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  4. Darling little fairy, Shashi, and Funkins is adorable, too. I love the way your toadstool turned out!

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  5. I KNEW that toadstool would inspire something magical, but I had no idea it would be like this! I don't know what I like better, the vignette or the story. Shashi, you are brilliant.

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  6. Oh Shashi! I love your Fairy and Pixie! How adorable they are on your marvelous toadstool. And what a delighful story. I hope you write more about their life on the toadstool.

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  7. The dolls and the story are wonderful Shashi! It tells of great things to come when all the Round Robin dolls visit you! They are going to have some stories to tell! And pictures to show!
    hugs Karen

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  8. Shashi, I love this! The story is wonderful and the dolls exceptional. Very sweet.

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  9. woho just wonderful...and yepper the story is delightful...way to go

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  10. Love the toadstool and the fairy is lovely and funkins is fun!! wonderful story too!!

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  11. Too, too cute Shashi! I can't wait for Ella Mae to meet them! (Still waiting for Varsha.....) Sue

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  12. I love it when a doll has a story.

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  13. OH Shashi what a fabulous story and the dolls are so beautiful and the toadstools are just magical. Thank you for making me smile today :)
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  14. Wonderful Shashi, I think your sculpting has much promise. You can do anything once you set your heart to it.

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  15. Love them! Love them!
    Sandra Evertson

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  16. So cute these dolls !
    I loved the story too!!
    I Think your dolls are fabulous !
    Love from sesga xx

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  17. Oh, this is sooo cute!!
    Great story, great pictres ang great dolls!!!
    I just love!!
    hugs

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  18. I'm not a doll maker but these are fantastic and such fun!

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  19. Hi Shashi,
    I discovered your blog through Nicola. You are extremely talented and your doll are very beautiful!
    Take care and keep up the good work:)

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  20. This is so incredibly cute!!!

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