August 31, 2009

The Delightful Miss E

The finished bodice. Created using a metallic fabric paint, 26 G wire wrapped and glued into place using E600 glue. Which was a chore in itself. I had to hold the wire in place for twenty minutes as it didn't like those curvacious breast. LOL... Then I added a herringbone wrap at the bottom of the corset to finish it off.

Frill Seeker Bracelet

When I went to bead circle this week, M had made the cutest bracelet. It was white with colored ruffles on each edge. It looked so fun I had to try it over the weekend. All it is, is single peyote and the ruffle is made by putting two beads inbetween each bead instead of one. You do two rows of the ruffle in contrasting colors. If I did it again I think I might use smaller beads for the ruffle for a more delicate look. Of course with my stupid camera and my shaky hands I can't get a good pic. I'll try again tomorrow in better light, but I kind of liked the light patterns of this pic so I posted it anyway even though you can't see the details.

This bracelet is in the current issue of Beadwork (Aug./Sept. 2009 p.72 Frill Seeker) The picture in there is really ugly too. I would have never made one based on that picture!

Recyling Effort

One of the efforts to heal my foot fractures was a machine called of all things, the bone stimulator. It was outrageously expensive, I think the first on was $7,000.00 and the second had fallen to $3,000.00 a few years later. Even though the machine still works, it is programmed to only work for 400 days. Hmmmm....

I was going to take the bag apart and use the straps, zippers, etc. for projects, but I got looking at the bag and it has all sorts of cool pockets inside and would make a great bag to store all my bead stuff in. So I appliqued my Picasso Woman to the front and now my designer $3,000.00 ; ) designer bag is ready to rock and roll.

August 29, 2009

Croquet Anyone?

"Get to your places!' shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the game began. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.

The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed.

The players all played at once without waiting for turns, quarrelling all the while, and fighting for the hedgehogs; and in a very short time the Queen was in a furious passion, and went stamping about, and shouting `Off with his head!' or `Off with her head!' about once in a minute." - Alice in Wonderland

Gail is having too much fun and I can see that I need to re-read Alice in Wonderland. I didn't remember that the poor hedgehogs were used as balls.

I have laughed so much hearing about the Queen's antics while she travels around. : )

August 27, 2009

Long Live the Queen

Isn't she just beauuuuuuuuuuutiful? This is The Queen of Hearts after G worked on her. She did such a fabulous job.
I am so happy! : )

August 21, 2009

This is too cool!

This photo is so cool. Just as I was taking the picture, Bismark lifted his head up to bark.

Elsepeth - Coolaberation RR

This is Miss Elsepeth, a steampunk detective from the 2009 coolaberation. This is her in the beginning. She is made of felted wool with a clay face and breasts.

This is Elsepeth after Em gave her some arms and hads and a beautiful tulip skirt, which in real life looks like it is made out of feathers.

I decided that she needed a little glamour in her life so I made her a venetian mask to wear to the masqurade ball, where she is sure to find all sorts of clues. I'm also in the process of making her my version of a steampunk bustier.

Lend a hand...

Wish I could take better photos but my hands shake too much. : ( This is my hand for the upcoming BAD hand challenge.

Long live Spock!

My first bracelet

This is my first bracelet I made after taking a beginning wire twist class. I don't know why but it took me a while to be able to produce nice round links.

August 8, 2009

My First Charms

These are my first charms. I'm really pleased at how they turned out. I took a beginning wire wrap class and though my loops and wraps were pretty good for a beginner. But a few days later at home when I tried it gave me fits.

I might have to make me some skull earrings for Halloween.

August 7, 2009

Dead Parrot Sketch

Working on this stupid parrot has continually reminded me of Monty Python's Dead Parrot Sketch. Polly is such a bedraggled parrot.

And for your enjoyment...

August 1, 2009

Hair beautiful hair

I thought I'd done all that I was going to on Persia, but last night she demanded that she have hair NOW! So she has luscious locks made from strips of fabric. It really worked up fast.

First Decidedly Different Doll Swap

Decidedly Different Dolls had our first doll swap in July. The dolls have to be 4 inches or less which is a challenge for me. I made "Puck" the green doll for Yvonne. I really like the arms. The arms and and face are peyote stitch. The body is Right Angle Weave.

The orange doll is mine. MA made it or me. Isn't it cool? The body is very cool it is fairly hard but has a rubbery texture to it. I thought at first it must be some sort of clay but MA told me it's a cloth form that she painted and then varnished. I love the face.