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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

My last doll for 2013 is Fiona Froglace. She came up from the lower ponds where life was dull and meaningless. She felt the need to better herself and knew she would one day be a super star if only in her own mind. And she is, and this is the first day of a new year and what better way to celebrate than have Fiona brighten your day. You may need glasses, she has gone all out for you…

This was a class with Linda Hollerich, and was just so much fun to make one of her creations. Linda has such a great sense of humour and her own distinctive style.

Fiona was meant to have a petal skirt, but I took my inspiration from Martha May Whovier, from the Grinch movie with John Carey. Hilarious movie.

Martha May wore a young Ms. Claus type of costume with the white trim, a Santa hat and this type of swirly skirt. Fiona was ecstatic, she wanted a skirt just like it. The only difference is that the white fur trim is missing. I chose the ruffled ribbon instead as the white looked to heavy in proportion to the character and size of the dolls frame.

As for the pickle. I have no excuse. She was to have a gift box in her hand, but I couldn’t do it. I saw the pickle and knew it must go with Fiona. I tend to use only a few adornments with my dolls as I don’t want the embellishments to become the focal point and lose the doll in the process. In this case, the bright colours of her costume, the leggings and hair, made the embellishing easy. Less is best here.

She has a lovely fascinator made from a part of the leggings fabric, some of the ruffle trim and tinsel and of course just a touch of bling. It’s finished off with her poofy boa/ostrich feather trim. Enjoy.

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As for my 2013 Roll Call. My journal for the year has been put to bed. I photographed and made a list of everything I accomplished. It’s wrapped with a ribbon and my new journal is ready to go. This will be my 3rd year of keeping a journal of everything I do. It was fun to go back over this years and last, to see just exactly what I did. I had even forgotten some things, so it helped to document it in pictures and words.

Here we go for 2013

Dolls  39,  Ornaments  80,  Sewing Projects  7,  Christmas Decorations  6 and Paper Art  8,  for a total of  140 projects. Kind of makes your eyes twirl at the thought doesn’t it… Taking time off for a week or so and focusing on some personal sewing and a set of table runners that have been screaming for me to get them done for 2 years now. I may even pull out a table topper that is already cut out, I just need to put it together. How does that always happen anyway…. So with all this………..

Fiona and I wish you all, the best the year ahead has to offer and have a happy creative, healthy year filled with fun filled events.

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3 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Romona! Fiona is absolutely perfect and the pickle is the piece de resistance!! Your accomplishments for 2013 are amazing and what a wonderful idea to keep a journal, I may have to 'borrow' your idea as I love the idea of looking back on your years creative accomplishments. Wishing you and yours a New Year filled with love, joy and good health, Deb

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