Monday, July 18, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Characters

Here's my gang that is going to ODACA this year!  They were a lot of fun to make.  Maybe someday I'll get on the ball and make the whole Tea Party. LOL  Or not!  Time for some more Trolls. 

I've been experimenting with some Eco dyeing, so I'm anxious to use some of the fabrics from that.  But first Washington DC.  Hope to see you there.  Oh' did I mention these will be for sale. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Please welcome Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Voila!  I can't even express how very pleased I am right now.  I stayed focused and got them done.  Although they are not identical twins, they are very close.  It was another fun way to push myself into creating something that I may not have otherwise.  These two will go to Washington DC next week for ODACA Day.

I hope I see you there!

These two measure approximately 8.5" tall.  Made of 100% polyester, needle sculpted faces, opposable thumbs.  Pants are made from vintage Kimono scraps.  Shoes are from a black T-shirt, that was painted with Sobo glue for stiffness.  The hats are the lids from vintage metal film canisters.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Almost done

Ok, so I don't want to jinx myself but these two have co-operated all the way thru.  I'm really happy with how they are turning out.  
Of course I've been trying real hard to stay on task this week.  Which when it's hot out is very hard to do.  
Yesterday I picked the fabrics for the clothing.  I think I must have smiled all day long.
Late yesterday afternoon I called it a day and a good day it was.  So today the plan is to finish these two.  I'm totally in love with them and can't wait to share them at the next ODACA day in Washington, DC.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Tweedles

Today's update!  It's not impossible to make two dolls look alike, but it's not as easy as it seems.  And although these two are not identical twins, they are twins.  Time for a little break.  My hands and fingers hurt!

That won't stop  me to think about the costuming and then digging thru my stash to find just the perfect thing.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum WIP

Hi there, summer is finally here and it came in blazing hot.  So it makes it really hard to be creative.  Last week I decided it would be fun to make a Tweedledee and Tweedledum characters from Alice in Wonderland.  

So here is the first Tweedle.  Please excuse the pins, but it's a WIP and this helps me to visualize the progress.  This morning I sewed up the second body.  So I will move forward with #2.  When that one is complete.  I will close up the seams and set them side by side and figure out the costuming. 

I'm having fun with this new adventure and thought I would share my latest WIP. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Creating Inner peace........

Yesterday day I started Week 8 of my Life Book 2016 Lessons.  These lessons have been a true blessing to me.  Helping me work through some personal stuff.  This one is done on a 3' X 3' piece of wood.  It's not quite done yet, but I have so enjoyed the process and thought I would share it with you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Today's progress

Today's progress report. I had fun adding little details here and there to the mushroom and when he sits outside, it makes it even more realistic feeling.  

And I would like to mention that the Caterpillar measures 5" tall and wide. 

Building the Mushroom

Yesterday I started working on building the Mushroom for my Caterpillar.  So far so good!  It too is a process of building and sculpting, only I'm using fabric and that can get a bit more challenging.  In the end it's all a learning experience.  Some of the things you like and other things you don't like so much.  So you pick and choose the ones that work.  Life is Good!