Remember when I made the tillandsia hooks? This is how they look with plants. I must have given some of them away because I'm sure there were more before :-). These will be for sale on Saturday at the Master Gardeners' Tour and Marketplace.
September 30, 2011
September 29, 2011
September 25, 2011
September 23, 2011
September 20, 2011
Chanel's Spring 2010 fashion show was inspirational. Hairdos were so fantastic (as in fantasy) that I just had to do my own version on a doll. The doll's skirt is three layers of circles, with an edge of glass beads on both sides. Her simple slippers are teardrop beads to keep the eye focused on the outfit. I'm slightly dissatisfied with the uneven hem length, but as my teacher Nadine Spier likes to say, "That's how you can tell it's handmade." I'll go with that!
September 17, 2011
September 9, 2011
If your lifetime's destiny were the prominent placement on a wall, you'd be satisfied with hanging around wearing an impossibly impractical outfit like this. The flare is made from Doshi's hand-dyed silk and stitched with size 15 beads. I'm excited to complete this doll. She's coming along nicely, and still needs shoes, hair, a finished collar and, a [something] on the opposite side to balance the flare.
September 4, 2011
The platinum blonde hair and dark eyebrows/lashes gives this 9" doll a Christina Aguilera look which I think is pretty cool. The "halo" hat is mohair. Look closely at the multiple-circles-skirt -- yes, there is a bead on every stitch. Stay tuned, as the next doll will be all about color!
September 1, 2011
It took me a while to finish this 8" doll. I was frustrated after the first skirt didn't work. Do you think she still needs a little more sparkle, glitz and glamour? I've been using a lot of white for doll-making lately. It's clean and bright, and provides a great background for a zinger color.