Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have we lost the plot?

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Life seems to have been very busy, and with the hot sunshine it is difficult to mini as glue dries in a flash, and everything sticks to sweaty palms.
This is just an excuse to explain why Gill and I decided to do something different.
 It all started when we moved out for the weekend of the fiesta, this is because the cats and I hate the noise of the rockets. I wanted something to do which would fit into a small box and decided to make a free pattern for a pin cushion doll. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make an art doll and have not stopped since. I am now on my fourth. My sister also made one on a recent visit, and we are planning another for her next visit.Here are the ones I have made so far

Firstly I made Emmaline for my Mum from a pattern (Stump Sisters) by Judi Wellnitz. I had forgotten how much I liked beading and got a bit carried away.
My second doll was from Cloth Doll Artistry by Barbara Willis

Finally, there is Gertrude, many of you will have seen her on Gill´s blog with no clothes on, she is from a pattern by Jill Maas. I made her a red hat lady for a charity raffle. I am now working on another doll but she has to stay secret for now as she is a present.

I have done a little mini work, trying to tidy up the shop. However I seem to have two very keen helpers who sense when the door is open and appear to watch and wait for their opportunity to get in there. Perhaps when it is a little cooler they will sleep so I can mini.
In the meantime I will show you my favourite mini I bought at our annual outing to the Andalucia Dolls House Fair.

I call him the Tourist, he was bought from and I think he is perfect.
My late summer resolution is to keep up with this blog, so watch this space.
Until the next time

1 comment:

  1. Oly, you're back! So lovely to see your work on here, the dolls look beautiful! X