Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rag Dolls from Sew Hip

These dolls are very cute not a word I use very often. The pattern comes from Sew Hip it was quite an easy one I love their little faces and the rag hair I will try this on other dolls it was just small strips of fabric sewn onto the head in the middle and a knot tied with the ends. It was a good pattern the only alteration I made was attaching the arms properly through the body the doll maker in me wanted to do it the usual way.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mothers Day

Today in UK is Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday coming from the time when servants were given the day off to go home and visit their Mothers. Happy Mothers day to you all

King Penguin Workshop

I attended BQS on Saturday which is a local group meeting about four times a year this was my first time but I did know a lot of people there from my Embroidery Guild and Church. There were several workshops to choose from I made a penguin that I turned into a king with his crown as he had a hole in his head but the end he sat on was of course perfect. We had several sale tables and enjoyed our lunch together with a lot of chat. In the afternoon we had a talk by Ferret and her partner showing us some beautiful quilts the art quilts of naked ladies were wonderful almost like photos. Her nick name Ferret comes from biting someone as a baby. A good time was had by all and I look forward to going again.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Papier Mache Fun

Emily my grandaughter has been to visit for the day and we have been playing with papier mache. We started with a kitchen paper tube cut down to a small size which we filled with scruched up paper rolled in paste and pushed inside the tube to form a head this had to dry. Then it was just tearing newspaper into smallish strips and pasting around the head and tube to form the body. This also had to dry didnt take too long on top of the radiators. Then came the part we like best dressing it up Emily decided to use material to make a dress and cloak which meant a trip to my fabric cupboard which took quite a long time to decide on the colours. A face was painted and then wool stuck on for hair
My dolls were similar with lace painted for the hair.The paste was made from white glue and wallpaper paste Emily isnt allergic to this mix otherwise a flour and water paste could be made

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fabric Birthday Card

A card with a difference for Sandra on her 50th Birthday I expect she will tell me off for putting her age here but I did have a lot of photographs of a part of her she wouldn't like to see. I haven't made any paper cards for sometime and have got out of the habit. It was mostly made of felt with some glazed cotton and fabric flowers. I couldn't draw very well on the felt that is why there is a very wobbly glass didn't think it through properly. A lot of sad quotes about getting old were stamped onto tags and the beads are papier mache. We all had a good time at the party and the food was great all made by Sandra's husband John.