Monday, April 21, 2008

Working on and on and on

I have been really busy lately working on several projects that I hope to show you all soon. One that is particularly exciting is a one-on-one workshop with a child of a friend. She came over with her mother and we began working on a doll based on an Egyptian with wings. Sort of an Isis doll. We are using Kris Waldherr's Isis painting for inspiration. I found the image below at
I am also working on a doll for an ugly fabric doll exchange on the ClothDollsForFun MSN group, but I can't get into the details until the doll is sent.
I was asked to create a doll for the Ithaca Doll Artists show based on a character in a children's book...and I want to join the dark fairy challenge on Doll Street. I don't know if I can do all of this along with the volunteering, housework and other sewing projects I have committed too. Whew.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool on Me? or A Project That Didn't Turn Out

OK, so this is not one of my best pieces. I bartered with a friend of mine, a cooking lesson for my husband for an IPod cozy she can wear on a chain or with a pin. I used hand painted Pimatex cotton and made it reversible. The big problem in this project was I only had brief access to the IPod and did not find a good pattern online for her IPod size. My husband took a photo of it and I just looked at the photos today. Yikes. I think I am going to have to make her another.
BTW, the meal she taught my husband was very good and she even taught him what to do with the leftovers.