Once again, it's Monday and time to link up with Super Mom - No Cape's link party. I've been a busy bee -
Here's progress on my dear step-grandson's Christmas stocking. It's on hiatus right now, as I've run dangerously close to running out of the background yarn. I have six strands left and am waiting for the shipment of more yarn so I can finish it. It's just about killing me not to be able to pick this up - but I know I need to be patient so I can use the old yarns with the new in case there's a bit of a dye lot change.
Finished Ayn, another one of Dana's of MiniatureArt.com.
She measures 5.5 inches high. Each teeny-tiny bead was glued on by me and the key ring is thin jewelry wire I twisted into a round ring. Someone requested I put something next to her for perspective, as they didn't realize these dolls are so small. (Great idea! Thank you!).
Here's my latest 1:12 scale doll - Saphyr. She's a kit from Dana Burton. You can go to her website here.
She was to have had a broom, but three failed attempts at making one left her with a magic wand instead. She is graced with a sparkly purse, sapphire earrings with drop pearls, a sapphire ring and a sparkly tiny flower at the base of her V-backed gown.
Saphyr - 5.75 inches tall
Now - back to my sweet grandson's Christmas stocking!!!
Here's my third attempt at creating and dressing a doll - Bernadine. She's porcelain and I ordered her from Fashion Dolls in Miniature. However, I used my own material and made decisions on the draping and dressing myself. I used some of Dana's tutorials to guide me through the step-by-step process. The French hood idea came from here. I think I"ll attempt to make the next French hood from FIMO clay, as I found the tiny pearls and gold beads are very delicate and I had some problems keeping them attached to the cardboard.
Well, I've made some progress since my last post - I've been stitching like a mad woman today on dear Cole's stocking:
18 mesh needlepoint stocking
Several people asked me where I found this darling stocking. I purchased it at NeedlepointShop.com and the designer is "Alexander". There are even some ones with cute cats! (Kaye - that one was for you <G>).
A special "thank you" to Super Mom - No Cape! for hosting this great link party each and every Monday.
I've been working on a Christmas stocking for my sweet step-grandson who turned two this year. I've hit a few road blocks, running out of various threads. DMC Perle Cotton #3 isn't carried in shops in my area, so need to order more via the internet. However, this little glitch isn't going to slow down my progress.
I plan on stitching his name and then starting the background (top right) and work my way down to where I've run out of threads.
It's a bit difficult to see, but the puppies, red ribbon, box and part of the evergreens are done:
Our local Embroiderer's guild has formed a blackwork study group. We meet once a month and had our first get together last Friday. Most of us worked on "Box of Delights" - something that was started at a workshop at one of our EGA meetings. Here's what I've done so far:
If you're at all interested in this type of stitching, there's a great website called Blackwork Journey. The free "Box of Delights" patterns can be found there.
If you have a minute, pop on over to Tudor Tuesday SAL blog. Believe it or not, Emily Pooley was able to recreate a life size Anne Boleyn in wax. She's GORGEOUS - and the story of how she created it is amazing! Enjoy!!