Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Emilie Floge again now!

Been working on Emilie Floge again this week, although very short on free time at the moment so progress painfully slow! Really only the hair to go now and little final things like getting her to stand on the base. There was just enough material to cover the box in the bit I didn't need for the dress......I should have made more as it was literally cutting it fine. LOL.
In the original painting she is extremely tall and thin, so this will help create that effect whilst still having her have natural proportions underneath. I wasn't going to show her feet at all when I started but got a bit carried away with the shoes, so now there will be a little peep hole where you can look under the hem and see them with some twinkly bits too on the underskirt as a little hidden suprise :0)

Friday, 19 June 2009

Finally finished today...the rather irritated looking Waspies!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Made black underskirts, and now working on the backs of the dresses which will be their wasp bottoms! Doing 2 different techniques but still basically the same colour/shape. First one is using reverse applique which seemed like a good idea at the time, but has taken ages!! Embroidered round the openings and beaded here and there. Next one is a collage of mixed materials again embroidered and a few beads just up the middle line.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Red knickers now, and a bit more trim!

Working on underskirts next which will be black.


Started some other figures based on drawings of wasps...they're half human half wasp and their faces have turned out a bit more scarey than I originally imagined but I'm still quite happy with the way they are looking so far...they will have big skirts based on the lovely waspish pattern of course which I'm looking forward to making.

Started some new pieces

Made a start of 3 new pieces...
2 fantasy creations based on wasps (!)
and another based on the work of Klimt...oh I love him!!
This is based on the one of Emilie Floge with the gorgeous blue swirling fabric which I've started to recreate on some pale blue silk. I also have the head and upper body sculpted this time as the dress is a bit cut away at the front. There's a huge patterned disc behind her in the painting which I think is part of the background rather than a bizarre collar! You can never be too sure...lol...so may have to do some sort of backdrop??

Friday, 5 June 2009

I have had this award a few times ( blush!)

Thank you VERY much to those who gave it to me!

I would like to say thankyou to some of the people who have inspired/supported and encouraged me over the last 6 years or so of doll-making by nominating them too, even if they're had one before, a big THANKYOU!! to my lovely dolly friends! All their websites are well worth a visit. EileenXXX

Julie at http://www.bellabelledolls.co.uk/

Debie at http://www.piskiesandpoppets.com/

Jacqui at http://www.ebrennelves.co.uk/

Jain at http://www.giddykipperdolls.com/

Julie at http://www.freewebs.com/jakdaws/

Margaret at http://www.treasuredpossessions.co.uk/

Roz at http://www.lilyelf.com/

Jane at http://www.freewebs.com/willowshimmer/

Joy at http://www.adora-bella-minis.co.uk/

Wendie at http://www.wendiesminiworld.webs.com//

and last but not least if she ever finds her way here to see it...JuneXXX

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Henry VIII

Well he is 99% completed now...still want to work a little more on his necklace thing as it's not splendid enough, and looks a bit like a row of tiny jam tarts to me now!! Been really struggling with the faux fur...very bulky...it's been off twice as it was too bulky but I shaved the pile a bit and so he's not so bad now.
I wonder if maybe now his codpiece is too small...but with it being white it's already eye catching so will leave it. ;0)
Pleased with the gloves and sword and the way the hands are working, and his hat...it has the decorations but they're not showing too much in this picture.