"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

Monday, December 19, 2011

Boneyard Challenge

Feeding my creativity

This is my boneyard challenge doll which I made out of my boneyard body parts.Only her arms are from Barbara Willis pattern but the rest of the parts are from my own patterns.  I gave the title  "feeding my creativity" to this piece since I had to work a bit out of my box, a bit rustic, a bit exotic and a bit artsy. Everything on this doll is from left over and discarded pieces of fabric. Like many of my dollmaking friends I tend to collect things that I think I might need for my dolls. I got the jute fabric I used on her from a building site in India. They use jute fabrics to protect floorings when painting or doing other work in the house. I just asked for a tiny piece and I was given this whole big piece of jute which I had no clue how or what I would use it as. I almost threw it away when I was having a clearout.But luckily it fell out from a cupboard when I was searching for something else so I got this idea of using it on this doll. I painted the jute with glitter but unfortunately it does not show in the picture as it is very suttle and the effect is lovely. The little bird that I had made earlier came in handy for the theme. I named her Rushme as I really had to rush to make her and get her photographed and sent before I went away on my holiday. I was working on her till the last minute, thank goodness I was a bit ahead with my packing so I stayed up late and was able to get everything done just in time.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This is Felicity my Christmas fairy. She started off as an angel but then decided to be a fairy and enter a challenge in Cloth Doll Artisty. She can also be a tree top fairy but unfortunately my tree is much too small for her to stand on it. There is something I forgot that I should have done to her can you guess what it is? If you look closely at her you might find out. I shall leave you with that teaser now.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Count down to Christmas begins at home

Weeeeeee I got a new space to sit on!!

Me too! Look at me I love this seat of mine.

I feel like a queen sitting amongst these lovely decorations.

I got a lovely place too to put my nest. I must keep an eye on that fairy though she is eyeing my nest hmmm...

I got my usual favourite seat on the tree too but I am not sure if I like so many people for company. Hope they don't get too noisy in the night.

You know I love to collect flowers, I wonder if there are any amongst this foliage.

After a long time I get to sit near my favourite person the little deer. We have a good time laughing and going out for a ride. I think he has a little pressie for me in that pouch of his but he is keeping very quiet about it.

So how is everyone doing with preparations for the festive season? I got started early as I will be away early this year.

If you are still humming and hawing over ornaments here is a cute tutorial for some ginger bread ornaments by Jules.
Have a lovely weekend


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