September 7, 2008

Etobicoke Fall Fair

The South Etobicoke Doll Artist Guild (SEDAG) recently had a table at their community's Fall Fair.

In spite of a rainy start to the day the event was a tremendous success. Day and evening club members Lise St. Germain, Eileen Ross set up the clubs display dolls, demonstrated a few simple techniques and talked to visitors both young and old about the wonderful world of doll making and the clubs monthly meetings.

The club meets the last Tuesday (daytime) and the last Wednesday (evening) of the month at the Horner Avenue Community Centre in Etobicoke and Mississauga respectively. Please contact me by leaving a comment if you would like to attend a club meeting as a guest or regular member.

The club also has recently set up a group on Yahoo at: Guild

September 2, 2008

yes, I know it's been a while... new stump doll

I've been really busy over the past month interviewing and trying to soak up some of the last of summer but I've been working on quite a few projects. Lots of knitted teddy bears and rabbits, mittens, hats, a felted bag, all of those are still waiting for their felting stage, they've been through the wash a couple times but haven't yet reached their 'full' potential... lol. A little felting humour.... ha, ha!

Anyways this weekend I started a new stump doll I finally took some pics of it. I'm thinking Midnight Garden or something like that.

She's got a nice figure, and is kind of extra tall. I needed something to embellish. I wish I had a nice sewing machine!! I'd have done more machine embroidery but alas, it's plain old needle and thread from here on out.

I've got a Fall Fair that our doll club is showing at and I wanted something to work on while I was there. Lise St. Germaine is also helping out that day so I hope to learn some stuff from her while I'm at it.I'm also going to work on an armature while I'm there but wanted something fiddly to play with too. It's going to be outside so I'll have to see how the weather cooperates.

Making Hematite Star Flower Earrings