Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Close up

I'm not sure whether I should sew the scarf so it drapes more modestly. 


Have had great fund doing the tails of these two ladies. I still need to get better at lips and will probably go back and redo them when I've had more practice. I am rather pleased with the hair.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Continuing with the fairy dolls. Just had to take out the eyes of my latest . They were scaring me! Will try with felt instead of embroidery. 

Tom's badges arrived for his band Puppets http://www.myspace.com/puppetsuk
Warning you may want to turn down the volume.
 I helped draw the graphic - he has coloured it up differently but I like this one.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Phew! After hours more fiddling about here at last is the finished Woodbine. What a wonderful day to spend a Sunday. I did also manage to play three rounds of table tennis to keep Tom's brain away from the screen and listen to him reciting his RS revision so not entirely self indulgent.

New project. I've started on dolls - thanks finding the blog of to a wonderful lady called Mimi Kirchner www.mimikirchner.com who makes the most fab dolls.

This is my second attempt - after alot of unpicking and experimenting. I only had mint green boiled wool that would stuff well hence we have a green fairy! Tom suggested I gave her a midsummer night's dream fairy name so she's called Woodbine - she is afterall more woodnymph than fairy. I think I'll call the next one Cobweb...

Meantime she still needs little boots, trimming on the hem and various other finishing touches.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Last weekend I went to my home town Brighton on the south coast to exhibit my work in an Open Houses event which is on during the Brighton Festival. My old school friend Emma Burnett http://www.emmaburnett.co.uk/  is holding it in her house and it's on for the next three weekends. In spite of the sunny spring weather I sold several pairs of mittens and five hats so I'm very happy. Emma does the most amazing abstract paintings in mouthwatering colours which lift the spirits. Being at her house for the weekend is such a tonic as she too is an amazing person with lots of positive energy.