Monday, February 27, 2006

New Doll

Here is the one I was so desperately trying to finish. But she won't let me rush her so I have to give up the idea of entering her in the Fibre Festival. Although the body parts were finished I did not have a head pattern drawn so I had to do that and didn't have the time to test it. I am rather surprised that it turned out so good but not too happy the way I stitched it on to the body. I could have done better.Besides life keeps intruding so I know I won't be able to finish her in time.  I will see how she evolves now. Got a few ideas germinating in my mind. I have used coconut shell for her skirt part. I am going to try apoxy sculpt on it. Lets see where she will take me now.
Judi thanks for the encouraging comments about my embroidary. I thought I would be able to do it easily in a net fabric since it has holes already but it was not that easy, even though I used the solu web or the backing that is used for sheer fabrics. Not sure what it is called over there. It is great stuff just dissolves in cold water once you have done the embroidary

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ribbon embroidary don't laugh!!

Hey Judi,
You put me in a spot. Now I got to show you my very feeble attempts at ribbon embroidary. Oh I am ashamed to put the picture up even. It is horrible. But then I guess one learns from ones mistakes or experiments. So yes, I will call this my experiment. I know it would have been so much easier to do it on a different fabric. But you know me, got to do it the hard way!
I was hoping to cut it into a petal shape and make a dress. Well that idea has gone out of the window for now. May be if I add a few beads it would look a bit better what do you think?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Fibre Festival Contest

Well after Judi said she is doing a doll for the Contest. I remembered that I too have half a doll lying somewhere if only I could get my hands on it! So last night I went frantically searching for the body parts everywhere. Wooo hooo what joy I found it and wonder of wonders I even have 2 arms and 2 legs and the body all stitched up. I was thinking I may need to draft the hands and legs and to stitch them.  Now I am thinking perhaps I should try submitting a doll for this competition. I need to get my skates on though. Actually all I need to do is stuff her and try to get her all made up the way I want it. Oh I do need to  stitch a face. I will try and do it this weekend. If I can't do it I will have to let Janie know. Suddenly I am all inspired! Judi  you inspired me. This is going to be a fun project. I want to try something new. And even if I am not able to enter the contest I will be glad to get back to my dolls. I have been away far too long

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Beautiful gift from Jan

I wanted to show you this beautiful amulet bag which Jan sent me for Christmas. I couldn' t show it to you earlier as I had put it away safely until all the house renovations had finished so now I can show it to you. Jan made this herself. What a wonderful multitalented lady she is. She has used some beautiful coloured beads. Thank you Jan once again for this lovely gift. I will treasure it always.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Looking better

In the dining room curtains have to go up. But yesterday I noticed that the electrician had fixed the wall lights upside down. What a bummer! So it will all be have to taken down and put right which I would think will involve another day's work! Oh why oh why didn't I notice that before the decorator got in.

The Kitchen is done. Still lots to clean up but it is usable now. Got to get some blinds for the window yet.

This is where most of my craft things are stored but so many other things get dumped there as well LOL! Got to clear it all out.

And ta da!! this will be my main sewing room. Can't wait to get it in order.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

What flower am I

You Are A Lily

You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.

People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.

You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.

Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.

Ooooh not sure if that is true but it sure feels good to know that I am that kind of flower.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Window dressing

Today while walking back from work I saw these window dressings which I thought were cool.

doll face bracelet.

At last my doll face bracelet is done. I had started this in India and then couldn't get round to finishing it.But at last I found the clasps so I finished it. I have used lots of Sharowski crystal beads so it looks really nice. Unfortunately for me it has become a bit too big for my wrists so I don't think I will ever be able to wear it.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Beautiful gifts

Close up of embroidary
Today I got a parcel from Isabelle which had these lovely gifts for me from her. Isabelle had made these for me for Christmas but sent them only now since I was away for Christmas. The pictures don't do it justice. Thank you Isabelle for your lovely gift. You are so kind and generous. As I have always said you do some beautiful exquisite embroidary work. I will hang the towel on my oven handle once all the work is finished in the kitchen. Thank you sooo much once again.

Reporting on my gourd

I left my gourd to dry in the glass house before Christmas. Went and checked it up this weekend to see if there was any progress. I found it still sitting quite happily and looking as if to say well what am I supposed to do now that you have left me here LOL! Tell me do I need to bring it in to get the process of drying started? I am thinking that it might be too cold out there so it looks as fresh as spring still LOL!!

I took a picture of this fox fast asleep in my neighbours garden in the middle of the day. I have never seen one sleeping in broad daylight like this. He is quite a nuisance as he keeps bringing rubbish into our garden and leaving poops everywhere.
The other day my husband stepped right into one. It really made him mad LOL!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Browsing again

Nothing much to post today so I thought I would browse the net a bit and see what new projects I can find. Actually I was looking for a source in UK for this wonderful thing called Powertex textile hardner which Patti Culea mentioned in DollStreet. I was disappointed that there is no one who sells this stuff UK. But I did find a company in Belgium and Netherlands who do this wonderful stuff. Sigh! I want to try this stuff out so much.

Here are some links that might interest some of you. I especially loved the needle case project in the last link.