Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
What?? Another Annabelle doll? But...this one is a bit different. She is much bigger, probably about 15" when she is all stretched out. Her arms and legs are jointed this time, so she is posed a bit more easily.
She is a 'preview' of her new adventures in something else I have in the works for her.
This Annabelle is my version of a sort of "Annabelle in Wonderland." A cross between the March Hare and the Mad Hatter....(she is not holding the watch charm I have for her yet). She is wearing a red-buttoned vest, a pretty little shirt with buttoned cuffs, and armbands with a scalloped felt collar. She also has a red checkered skirt with the checkered band to match her hat. And...spats! Yes, I know, they are usually for men..but they are in my original sketch, so I decided to make them for her.
I made her wool felt hat entirely by hand. It is very similar to the Mad Hatter's in that it is a Wellington-style hat. (Had to look that up..as well as a pattern to make it, or at least what the pattern looked like and adapted it to her size.) It has the price tag, some ribbon roses, and funny little bird stick pin (on the hidden side) and some ribbons hanging from the back.
Posted by Michele at 8:13 AM
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The tiny leaves were made using a "v" shape, rather than making tiny, individual leaves. I then stitched the stem stitches over the leaves, making them look like two separate leaves. And...I redid my little circles around the compass. I still used the wool felt, but made them smaller, and attached them with a blanket stitch done with one-ply floss.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I feel like the little bee flitting from flower to flower with all my different ongoing projects.:)
Here's one: Block 1 of Chateau Hexagons by.Lynette Anderson Designs.
Esther has released Part 2 of Love Entwined, which is now taking up the majority of my time. Lots of discussion in her Yahoo group and tons of great WIP pictures. Become a member of her group and check it out. :)
Posted by Michele at 2:29 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
In between working on Love Entwined and a few of my other BOM's, I have been working on a lot of small blocks to create the latest Annabelle adventure. I wanted to challenge myself and limit the color choices to blacks, tans, creams and rust. However, the rust color is only wool or flannel (the flowered, rust-colored portions). Difficult? It wasn't as hard to do as I thought it might be. It was actually quite liberating, in that I did not worry about bringing so many different colors and hues into play.
The second part of my personal challenge was to use hexagons, but a bit differently than, say Grandmother's Flower Garden where the hexies are all joined together. There are a lot of different size hexagon flowers, a few hexagon cactii and hexie bees! ;) And...lots of pottery waiting for new flowers to be planted. :)
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
OK...just too addicting already. I don't know what happened! I usually do not do this, but something called me to make a second Mariner's Compass for Love Entwined!
A quick peek...the little circles are not sewn down yet, but you can see the overall choices I made. I haven't posted a picture of this one on the group yet...waiting to finish making the rest of those tiny circles!