I've been itching for some creative time, but have had very little opportunity lately. Today is my one day off before a stretch of shifts and other duties, so I'm hoping to get something done before it gets too hot in the studio.
It's been a long time since I last made some of these little pin dolls/ornies, so I'm hoping to get at least one finished today. Chances are slim since it's already 11 a.m., and I've got a housewarming to go to this afternoon. And maybe a cake to bake to bring with me.
None-the-less, I'd be happy if I can at least get a good start on the wings.
I'm using my "Heavenly Wings" pattern. You can see a few of them HERE. It's a great way to upcycle - plastic milk jugs provide the base for the wings, and the "feathers" are from silk daisies.
The event we look forward to every year has come and gone, and it was a huge success. We weren't sure how many would be able to attend, what with the eclipse, but the turn-out was great.
Due to our frustratingly incompatible work schedules, we were only able to really rehearse for the party a couple of times. Hopefully we can fix that for next year's party. And maybe finally come up with a name for our little group.
Photo by Deborah Cooper
Now we can plan our next big Music Night at our house, more relaxed and open to friends who just want to jam or hang with us.
After a whirlwind trip to Orlando for ODACA Day, my husband and I was talking about dolls. He told me he had a couple favorites. Bilbo is one of them. I'd forgotten all about him. He's been in storage since 2003.
I used to belong to an active doll club in St. Helens, Oregon, called the Reigning Dolls & Bears club. We would have challenges regularly, which I loved, as they really pushed our skills. We decided to have a Storybook Challenge, the dolls to be displayed at the Hillsboro Public Library. Bilbo is the result of this challenge. I pulled him out of storage and photograph him again (digital cameras have come a long way since 2003!)
After a number of years, our club lost its meeting place. And that was the end of it. I miss my fellow doll club members, but do get to see what they're up to on Facebook. You can see some club photos HERE and HERE.
Yesterday was spent on some finishing touches of various dolls, and the start of another - hopefully to be finished tonight.
This "Alice" doll was made using a combination of my Verity and Harvest Moon patterns. She was essentially finished last fall but just needed her apron, which made from a vintage hankie. Her clothing is removable. She'll be going with me to Orlando.
I was able to finish this Cecelia doll, just in time!
I just finished this Sleepytime Santa after two days of sewing and stuffing. Tomorrow he'll get his official photo. It's been unbearably warm in the studio, though today was better than yesterday. Now I must attend to the neglected dishes and vacuuming.
I may have time for another doll before leaving for Orlando at the end of the week, though I should probably do a bit of studying for my PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) recertification on Friday.