Tuesday, 11 April 2017

April fairy.

I finished this little fairy tonight.  I decided that as it seems to be a bumper crop of dandelions this year, I would base her outfit on that flower.  Her skirt was made by wrapping 3 different shades of Maderia thread round a hairpin crochet tool and machining down the center several times. Her top is painted silk viscose.
Johnny Depp is completely finished, but need to get a decent photo of him still.
On Sunday, Diane and I went to Birds In The Barn to do a 3 part dolls course with Ray Slater. Lots of homework to do in preparation for day 2 in May. We are making a Jester doll this year.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Robbie Rabbit.

I signed up for the Doll Street Dreamers newsletter a few weeks ago and as a 'thank you,' I received a free pattern- Robbie Rabbit by Jill Mass.
Having a Sunday, home alone, I decided to make him.  I have made him from a wool mix felt that I buy at Craft Arena, rather than velvet and enlarged the pattern too. Instead of embroidered eyes, I used child safety eyes and needle-felted a red heart on his chest rather than a button.  I have given him whiskers but they don't show up I am afraid. I would now like to make him in grey when I have a spare afternoon.