Friday, February 19, 2010

New Spun Cotton ornaments

Run .... don't walk to my Etsy Shop to read all about it!


* this bunny is my first attempt at a 4 legged animal



Side note: With these new ornaments, I've been invited into the Spun Cotton Team at Etsy!!!! So be on the lookout for more spun cotton ornaments spinning from my cotton covered fingertips!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finished Needle felted ornaments

I'm working on editing my pictures and then these two crazy characters will be listed in my Etsy Shop....unless of course someone snags them from me before tomorrow!




Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spun Cotton is Coming to Spookytimejingles

It may be a blizzard outside here in the northeast, but I've been thinking of Spring in my studio.

All new to Spooktimejingles this month I've put my energies into creating spun cotton and a couple of needle felted ornaments that are sure to please!

Please do come by Spooktimejingles on Feb. 13th to have a look at my newest creations!




You might have missed these spun cotton pieces which were snagged fast by collectors.

"Tisket a Tasket, my Green and Yellow Basket"




"Mr. Carrot and the Boys"

Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Doll Quarterly and My Doll!

Today, Feb. 1st, the Spring 2010 issue of Art Doll Quarterly is officially on the newstands!

Check this out!




Some of you may know that I'm a member of the Cloth/Clay workshop on Ning.com and as a group we submitted our dolls for this challenge. We were all so excited to hear that the magazine had accepted our dolls.

The challenge was to create a doll using recycled/upcycled materials. As a group we all made our dolls using the method taught in the workshop and then the rest was open for our individual expression.

The arrow points at mine! (click on the pictures to enlarge)



I "upcycled" used dryer sheets and pages of magazines to create the dolls dress. I sewed LOTS of cut strips of the magazine and then fringed them and finally sewed them all to the dryer sheet base. The bodice also was made with collaged magazine pieces and the white trim is pleated dryer sheet fabric.

To keep with my upcycled theme, I used metal stamps and embossed the wording into the paper banner she holds in her hands.




Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. (wikipedia)