In addition to the feature, I'm supposed to point my readers to various of my creations.......you can find some here on my tab above called...."Dolls I have made" and over here....at My Tate Gallery...."Monthly Make-It Challenge" and my mice here.
The picture below is my latest doll that I have just finished. It is an elf doll made from a pattern from "Creative Cloth Doll Faces" by Patti Medaris Culea.
I've decided to call her Gypsy........I didn't have anything suitable for her hair so she has a temporary wig for the moment. I managed to make her using materials in my stash but it looks like I'm going to have to buy some mohair locks after all:)
|Her body is Kona cotton. Her bodice is dyed cheese cloth and lace. Her pants and shoes are cotton batik. Her beaded embellishments were made by me too.|
Also, here are some pictures of my workroom. I sew in a tiny front bedroom so I try to be as tidy as possible otherwise I'd never get anything done. I have two old sewing machines. One is a standard Singer made sometime between 1990 and 1992. My other sewing machine is an old Beaumark 4500 which was a trademark used by the Hudson's Bay Company. I don't recall when I got it but it was made in West Germany so pre-1990 at least. I have often been asked why I don't buy a new sewing machine with all the bells and whistles. Maybe some day.
|It was a very dull day....so not the brightest of pictures.|
I keep most of my fabric and trims in plastic shoe boxes...and I have lots of plastic storage drawers as well....up top I keep the bigger bits of fabric, fur fabric, quilt batting and stuffing. The shelves are built into an alcove and will hold the weight of the heavier fabric....I have lots of bankers boxes at the moment too. I inherited a lot of stuff from my mum that I'm slowly weeding through.
|A shelf for some of my dolls and some gifts from blogger friends.|
So that's it from me today.......... Hope you've enjoyed your visit:)
p.s.......any comments or ideas on a reasonably priced current style sewing machine much appreciated:)