Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tis the Season..for Giveaways!

That's right, giveaways must be ringing in the air! So, I am going to join in on the fun. I will be giving a small stash of fabric (cottons and fancy), some fibers, seed beads, and buttons...suitable for a CQ block or two. Here is a picture:
Post a comment that includes an email address to contact you (if you aren't a blogger member) so that I can get an address if you are the winner. I will do one entry per person and another entry if you link this giveaway from your blog. (If you do link from your blog, please let me know that you did in your comment.)
Post comments by December 9th at 1200 EST. A random drawing will be held to determine the winner shortly thereafter.

Not so Plain Jane

In the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, I was inspired by the dolls created by Nola Hart. She had a basic body pattern in the issue, so I decided to make an attempt at my second art doll. (The first one was never

What came of it is: Not so Plain Jane.
She started out as a piece of plain old natural muslin. I started out with a purple metalic followed by a lime green fabric paint by Pebeo (setacolor). Her "shoes" are black setacolor and her "stockings" are a green acrylic. Jane's hair is silk throwster by Stef Francis (which I still don't know if it is attached well.). Her clothes are various scraps of ribbon, brocade-ish type, and silk fabrics.
A close-up of her head:

My husband thinks that I am some kind of lunatic for making this, but I enjoyed myself. So, that is all that counts!
But, what in the heck do you do with the dolls that you make? I'm not really a nick-nacky type of person, so it seems strange to me to just have it sitting out on a shelf or something.

Another Fantastic Giveaway at...

Here is a picture of one of several lots of items that Cathy from Crazy by Design is giving away on her blog! You can check it out here:

In the spirit of the holidays (and the fact that I have so much stuff), I think that I am going to put together a giveaway as well. Check back soon...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meadow Street Rose

While perusing blogs this evening, I ran across a link for a fabulous giveaway! A gorgeous rose that can be used for any variety of things! Here is the link for Wayside Treasures: