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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunflower same fabric

For a "same fabric "challenge, my sunflower fairy.

Cathy's Collection

  I have just finished a collection of little dresses for a darling doll made by Cathy Hansen. They are put into a presentation box, along with her little bed. I really enjoy doing these little dolls. I hope to be able to see my work a bit when I get my new glasses next month. Funny how old age takes it's tole on what we enjoy doing the most.
  I created this special collection with Earth tones in mind {and another color or two just for fun}.
All the little dresses have little panties tucked into the ribbon ties under each dress. I specially like doing the presentation boxes, as it  makes up something not often seen anymore. And it's a fun way to display lots of clothes for a small doll. All the clothes are completely removable with snap closures. I prefer snaps over anything else unless one needs a hook and eye to keep something closed that fits tight.
  The colors are varied enough to make this a wonderful palete of earth tones. They fit the tiny doll just perfectly. One problem with doing presentaion boxes as the amount of space allowed for clothes etc. I really don't think a larger collection would have as much impact in viewing, as this group, and then there is the problem of space. To crowed and you don't enjoy what your looking at.  The eye tends to just skim over the whole with nothing to catch it's notice but a mass of color, or textures etc.
  It has been a very enjoyable time, creating this for a special lady.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I don't think he's scruffy?

Do you? She doesn't, but she sure attracted him to come and visit. This little gray kitty has got to be a male, as he's bigger and just looks like he is. Still cute though!

Very Unique gown

When I saw the picture of this gown, I thought it to be very unique and different. For one thing the sleeves have short fitted upper sections with the fullness at the bottom of the sleeve {kind of an upside down Gibson}, and for another the decoration of insertion lace and triple bows really draws attention to the whole gown. Made from a silky white fabric, cotton insertion lace and wired bows {to make them stand up}, the gown serves it's purpose as a afternoon out kind of dress calling on friends or shopping. There would have been a hat and as soon as I find my white straw she will have one. Most attractive, even if different from the usual Gibson style. It just goes to show, we all march to a different drummer, and the designer of this dress saw things a different way.

Blazing color!

Wow, I didn't realize just how brilliant this color combo was going to be. It really zings off the page. Done in black Chinese brocade, and red lace trimming, this afternoon dress says it all, and isn't very subtle in the telling. A unique waist cinched helps to accent the dresses smooth lines.
  The red lace sits atop the brocade and calls attention to it's self with vivid color. Accenting in just the right places, even the red tie at the side holds it's own with the lace.
  One will not forget this design any time soon.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

tiny kitten

Just a tiny handful and I just made her up from a bit of fur some wire and a lot of fun. Isn't she cute? The first one to be sure, and the rest will get better and better, but for now here she is.
Ellowyne sized kitty or any other 16" doll or smaller. More to come or contact me before they find homes upon showing. So soft, and perfect to cuddle with on a rainy day. Want one? Contact me privately.
Completely posable.

A parasol says it all

This outfit took a bit of time to create. Not the pattern or fabric part, but the embroidery part. Silk ribbon embroidery makes what your putting it on just sing. It might even dance if you gave it a chance, by adding beads and other types of decorations. This outfit is designed for a stroll in the park or out visiting friends. From the confection of a hat down to the trailing silk ribbon flowers down the skirt, it fair screams look at me, I'm beautiful. And in turn makes the wearer a charming picture of Gibson fairness. I couldn't change a thing, which makes me believe it was done right in the first place. The peachy coral matched with the olive green velveteen is perfect, even for a red head.