Saturday, October 20, 2007

How Dare You Fibre Challenge & raffle atc

Hmmmm...."fibre" was the challenge for our group on the How Dare You blog this month. You may not be aware but I'm about all fibred-out, after years of sewing costumes for dance schools and ice & roller skaters, my sewing machine doesn't see much action at all these days! So I'm sort of cheating a bit and using a past piece to satisfy the parameters of this particular challenge.



I also spent 6 years making cloth dolls, not Raggedy Ann types, more soft sculptural pieces than play pieces and took part in many wonderful workshops with both talented Aussie teachers as well as overseas teachers. Annie Hesse being one of them (US)! So below are a couple of pictures of my most "fibre-licious" piece of work in my whole 6 years of doll making. It stands 3 feet tall, took around 3 days to make, has 10 balls of wool in the skirt, the beaded face took 8 hours alone to do (it's 3 inches across). Annie Hesse was also the pattern designer for the other 3ft tall Ancestor dolls that were in a previous post here. Apologies for the shocking pics, these were done on a dodgy camera before I got my new digital.





EDIT: Whoops, just realised I'm in Group 2 on Aussie Dares (How Dare You Blog) so didn't need to post to this fibre challenge....oh well....3 cheers for a dufus moment!!! lol

Here's the raffle atc for today's Microscope Slide atc class at Scraptivate that I'm doing. Though I may change my mind and either do another one, or, give one of the other previous ones away as I sort of like this one. ;--) Good ol' German Scrap embosses just beautifully, this fabulous colour is Judikins Rustiques Weathered Iron.

9 comments:

Genevieve said...

Great ATC - as if you could produce anything less!! I'll have to pick your brains one day, as I have a dragon to sew together and the instructions are a little confusing.

Cheers!

kelsey said...

Pick away Genevieve! ;-)

Tania said...

Gorgeous Doll and ATc Kelsey :)

Natalie B said...

Kelsey, you know I'm in awe of your doll making and one day, yes one day, hopefully I'll have time and energy to give it a go myself. :-) my fibre challenge is using one of JVO's chipboard frames she gave us yonks ago.

Julie H said...

I wish it had taken you a little linger to find your mistake ... I was loving the doll and hoping for another... You are soooo talented, I can not even conceive of making something like her.

Dawnie said...

Always the inspiration to reach for the stars at your house K.Your dollies are definatly awsome, so I think there should be a blogger entry dedicated to a few more (the hippies please)
Must go and get back to the disco floor,he-he

Prawnie xxx

scrapwitch said...

wow ..your a master if fiber..what a masterpiece.

belinda said...

wowza, you definitely were in fiber heaven!! what an awesome wild doll this is. love love love the colors and all the details. how long did it take you do make?
it's good though to take a time-out, so we get to see your talent there. still drooling ...

She who must be obeyed said...

I can't think of anything I don't like about this! I love the size and the colors make me smile. I love it. Talk about hard work!