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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Shabby Rose Fairies/Santa Ornaments

I’ve posted these many times over the years, to show you what I’m offering for Christmas sales. I won’t be posting all the fairies here, but I’ll show you two examples of this years versions. I made 24 for this season, half of them are wearing beaded slippers, the other half are wearing ice skates. The rest you can see on my website. Northbrook Designs 

Below are the Felt Santa ornaments. There are 12 of them, but I’ll just post two samples here.

The Artisans Show/Sale starts this Saturday and runs through Dec.14th. The times and location are on the main page of my website. Enjoy   

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ready for Christmas

The last doll for the show/sale at ArtSea is this little lady. She is ready for her Christmas functions and is making last minute adjustments to her hat.

The fabric is velvet, a deep burgundy colour that doesn’t show up well in pictures. Lace around her neck and sleeves. It’s an adaption of the design by Becky Holloway. The original doll is a full doll on a base. I chose this style for both the look and for my time that was getting shorter and shorter.

She is attached to a basket as a base. It’s weighted for balance. The costume is adapted from the original (not so many details due to time constraints), but I’m very happy with her final look. Instead of a neck piece I used some pearls to make a necklace.

All in all, I think she came together really well and she’s at the gallery now waiting for visitors. Here she is.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sophie and Ella

This is little lady is my second last doll going to Artisans at ArtSea gallery in Sidney BC. Sophie is a tiny girl, about 10” tall. She has her little her favourite toy, Ella, in her arms. She is dressed up for a party in her special outfit, she doesn’t get to wear it often. 

She is a design by Jill Maas by the original name of Sophia and George. Don’t you like her bright blue hair and the bling she wanted me to add to her hair and shoes. The colour of her skirt and shoes is navy blue, but hard to photograph to capture some colours, such as this and red.

Her pantaloons are made of crushed grey velvet. The shiny silver felt on the base is from Gingermelon on Etsy. I don’t know if she still carries it, but she did have it in gold and silver. Ella is made of cotton batik.

Here she is…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Poppy

This is my version of Poppy, the newest pattern by Jill Maas. She’s going to the Artisans Show/Sale for Nov 2nd to Dec 14th. She’s pretty cute I think, maybe I’m biased. ;o)

She’s sitting on a log and holding onto a Christmas ornament, but she’s so small, how will she ever reach the tree to hang it. She’s only 10” tall, sitting. Hopefully someone will love her and take her home with them. She won’t take up much room, guaranteed.

So here we go…..

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Week 41-44 Polymer Clay Challenge

This post is to update my weeks of #2019PCChallenge. This is a combination of learning to make canes. Have wanted to learn for quite a while, so these are my first efforts. 

The last image is how I used the mixes of clay scraps to cover some of my clay tools. I experimented brushing on some pearl ex powders. Then I added some beads and brats before baking. Now I know to make the clay a little thicker on tools to sink the beads into the clay more and that should make them stay put.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Needle Felting

These are the little creatures I needle felted to add to my second project for the hope of entering the Fine Arts Show here in Sidney.

Also included is another fairy. She is made of polymer clay and a wire armature body.

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