Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fabric Book

Made another book. This one is fabric that I created by felting a crocheted rectangle to a piece of upholstery fabric using my embellishing machine. I left some areas of just the fabric and also loose threads around the edge.

I made a text block using beige copy paper (just cos I had it on hand) and sewed it into the cover. Then I embroidered and beaded the spine with multicolored threads and beads.

I likes it... even tho I have no idea what I'll use it for.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I just mailed Serenity, my 2nd doll in Art Doll Cool-Aberration 2010, to MA in Canada. Here's what I added to her.

As soon as I saw Serenity, I knew I wanted to make her a seahorse centaur. A seahorse is a very serene little critter. Having semi-useless fins, it prefers protected waters like a bay or inlet, and relies on the currents to carry it from place to place. Serenity's posture and long neck, and the shells and moons and horsehair added by Yvonne, all led me to creating a seahorse centaur. Since she was already 11 inches tall without legs, it was also a way to finish her length without exceeding our 12 inch goal by much - she's just shy of 14 inches tall now.

Her seahorse tail is slightly stuffed fabric over a wire armature and is embellished with copper netting (from a repurposed scouring pad) and copper wire. I just had to use the vintage lace with leaves that so closely resemble those in Amy's fabric torso, so I painted it to complement Yvonne's lace headdress and made a paper and lace belt. She could probably use a belt adornment, but I left that for someone else to decide.

Check out our project blog to see more of the dolls and their progress.