This is Polly. She has a brooch back and is about 4 and a half inches high.I needle felted the base from hand-dyed merino wool and pink chiffon. The hair/ruff/mane is from a trim I'm fond of and it made a great textured base for the embellishments.
The skirt is individual lace motifs stitched together, coloured and embellished. She took about 4 hours to make.
Ah, I do like a hand stitching project. Even if it does involve a few seed beads being spilled. (At this point I shall apologise for Blogger being most uncivilized about formatting and ignoring my paragraph marks. Just pretend I have been educated and formatted this correctly. OK?)
She was most satisfying to make. And I just know she'll need some sisters. I can barely sleep for all the images of them in my head. Shame I ever have to go to work really. I kinda miss being a full time crafter, but just as well that I LOVE being a midwife too eh?
Well, who have we here? A sister already? Why yes, her name is simply Woman. She was my first one nearly finished, then Polly butted in. Woman is patient. She didn't mind that her woolly minded sister jumped the queue.
Isn't her face beautiful? These faces (along with the arms & legs) are bought pieces, from Artgirlz. I coloured them with some groovy special marker pens. Variegated threads work wonders with these kinds of stitcheries. As you can see, they sometimes make just the hair you need. Just what I needed. Woman is about 4 inches tall, including dangles.
In other news ... Steph has got a laptop computer, wirelessly connected, so by default - I have this computer all to myself, and coincidentally that also means that no-one else need come in this room for computing (or any other purposes really) but me. Yes- just me. So I rule this room! My cunning plan to clutter it up so badly that no-one else could find a thing has worked! Total world domination is only a heartbeat away!!!!!!! I may get delusions of grandeur and start calling it a studio soon. I have plans y'know :)
Our next stop (Aug 12) was Edinburgh and a few days in Scotland which was also absolutely wonderful (even if drizzly in an entirely appropriate Scottish way). I'll catch you up on those when next I post.