This is a real doll -filled post. They are not all complete, but I thought you might like to see what I've been up to.
I had a really wonderful time at my first workshop last week. I had seven wonderful ladies who all worked so hard making Abigail, and it was such fun to teach. Unfortunately I was so pre-occupied with workshop stuff that I forgot to take my camera. I'll be more prepared next time.
So, onto the dolls:
Here is Poppy, the cloth doll mascot for Poppy Patchwork, she's very relaxed and is positioned to welcome customers to the shop. ( She puts me in mind of the actress, Alex Kingston.)
Here's the almost finished Lei Mi, double Cinderella (still no shoes). But she's dressed - at last. All the silk used was dyed or hand painted. The Obi and flower fabric was made on the embellishing machine. The Obi is beaded and the tiny roses are made with silk ribbon I hand dyed.
She is a real labour of love and only gives me more respect for the wonderful Patti Culea for devising and creating the original masterpiece! I must make her some shoes, sometime.
Now for something a bit different. Remember these two from earlier in the year?
This strange unidentifiable object has become......
She's my homage to 'When I am old, I will wear purple, with a red hat' and those wonderful 'I don't care anymore', standing up for themselves, no-nonsense elderly ladies. No one is going to mess with her, and she's doing just what she wants.
I especially liked making the little handbag.
Baggy stockings, de rigeur ( Anyone remember Norah Batty?)
Her jewellery and handbag clasp was created from some of my lovely Auntie Nell's dress jewellery pieces. I think Auntie Nell would have approved. They were real fun, but the leather boxing gloves were a nightmare to turn. Her box has yet to be completed....
Finally, here's that tiny doll, who's now had three heads.
has finally turned into a little Manga fairy! Just waiting for her costume now.
I hope the girls like their new friends - I think the jury is out at present. x