Autumn in Adelaide, South Australia

Autumn in Adelaide, South Australia
Autumn in Adelaide

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Artsy Fartsy Muse

                                               "  Artsy Fartsy " Muse

Psst!! She'll have a head after this weekend!
This headless creation is my "take" on Barb Owen's "Artsy Fartsy" Muse from her doll making class. If you want to know what the original looks like, look across to Barb Owen's You Tube video,look to top right of still picture where a white arrow is.That's Barb's Artsy Muse.Those of you who know me, know that measuring is not my strong point, so instead of sewing and weaving strips of fabric like in Barb's demo' doll, I made my own fabric, by free motion stitching over a firm fabric base with scraps cut and sprinkled all over, then that layer covered with sheer fabric, then free Motion stitched. 

It makes the most wonderful stiff fabric for all sorts of things.In the past i have made purses, pouches, doll accessories... I made this one with sleeves.I designed my own legs, and will make a head today, so I can say these two are "done"! This one might be an Art Muse , or an Autumn Muse.Not sure what she wants. 
Autumn is slowing being felt here with the leaves starting to turn.I love being in a place that has changing seasons. 
Hope your weekend is relaxing! Or exciting- whichever ..?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Gardening etc

I have been potting on some cuttings from my pot plants, and these will be donated to a local thrift shop.These can grow over the Winter and be ready for Spring.

                               New Flat Dolls -
ready to complete painting, the fabric collage on clothes.These are my own drawings. They are getting more detailed. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Flat Dolls on the table this week

WOYWW # 407
Flat Doll Central here!

I am now designing my own little Flat Dolls. I draw them on paper first,then re-draw with black pen.The next stage is to trace onto cotton fabric, them sew onto a backing fabric.I use felt or  quilt batting.

I am loving Barb Owen's course. She has several doll designs, but I am still working my way through the Painted Muse section, as they are "Flat Dolls", and I find making them to be delightful.I have made these before, but not in  quite the same style.I made them when I was making Fabric books a while back.
                                        One little Flat Doll completed.

                                         New Card

I had to repaint this stamped image for this card.I think she looks ok now. 

New Flat Dolls. 

Like most of us when we have an image in our heads of what we want to make, and the result is way below what we'd hoped, it does feel disappointing. However, I am determined to make them like I imagined, and each one gets a little closer to what I'd like to see. They are so adorable to make, that it doesn't matter if these first ones are less than I'd hoped. 

Flat Doll ornaments-Barb Owen

I have this book, but doll making has grabbed me at the moment!