Sunday, January 30, 2011
Meet the newest doll, Bee Bop. I was gifted the porcelain face many years ago by my friend, Sharon. One day as I was contemplating a new project, I ran across the face. After looking through my muslin forms, I thought a bee would be perfect for bead embroidery. The design is brightly colored size 8, 11, 15, seed beads, glass beads, sequins, acrylic hands and ArtGlitter. The head is surrounded by daisy chain with a bindi highlighting the doll's face. She is my 2nd favorite doll next to Galwani.
I have now made several of these small brooches and am enjoying the process. Each color scheme has been different and they all have their unique characteristics. This pin will be sent to a friend in Hawaii. We send each other holiday goodies after the fact. Hope she likes it!
My friends and I spent many hours on this fab book. Doesn't it look like leather? It is actually a lowly paper bag that has been distressed, folded and painted. Grunge letters are sewn down with Scrabble tiles added. The book closes with a wrap around thong. The pattern is taken from Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine, Nov/Dec 2010 issue.