that time I was told I had first stage uterine cancer and as a result
had a hysterectomy in July 2015. That sorta of took the wind out of my
sails. Sheesh. I'm not normally a morbid person but something like that
does make you think about stuff.
As a result I haven't done much creating since.
Poor Lady Anise though.
has gone through many costume changes as for some reason I just
couldn't get what Angela had designed for her doll to work for mine.
That happens. I don't know if it was the fabrics I used or what.
did away with her pantaloons and many over layers and tried a different
shape for her skirt. For awhile she looked like this......
I had made her a hot pink jacket which if it had fit somehow it would
have been perfect and pulled the whole look together. Alas no matter how
much I fooled around with it I didn't like the look. So I took the
blouse pattern and the sleeve from the jacket and put them together to
get a new look. Then I used the skirt pattern from one of Angela's other
dolls called The Traveler and this is her new outfit so far.
Did you notice that I now have labels on the shoe boxes holding my
fabric. I organized all my fabric one day. I think I was trying to psych
myself back into sewing.
I think she has a sort of Anne of Green Gables vibe going on now.
was looking to see if I could find teeny tiny buttons to put down the
front of the blouse but the scale was off so I may use some tiny pearl
beads instead. It needs something as it looks too plain.
Oh and me? Well 2016 has been an adventure so far I must say.
March I found out I had breast cancer. I have had two lumpectomys and
over the next two months I will be having radiation treatment. The good
news is the cancer was non invasive so I will be clear afterwards.
am determined to finish Lady Anise just so I can get back into doll
making again. It's just like any other skill. If you don't practice you
I think I'll start with her hat as that's pretty easy to make.
The Facebook doll club I belong to has some really interesting challenges this quarter.
are the guidelines but they are flexible. For example you really don't
have to make a Little Mermaid character. Any doll themed around mermaids
etc is acceptable. For the second challenge, one of our members wants to do a Mad Hatter Tea Party with cats....that's okay too. The whole idea of the challenges is to get those creative juices flowing and to give you a focus for your creativity.