Monday, March 10, 2008

Old and New

This is the first doll I ever made. It was great fun to work on her. I did most of the beading at Barnes & Noble and Border's bookstores. She is called Bookstore Browser. Prior to this I had never done any bead embroidery. I made her several years ago.

I have decided to do a doll for my BFAC project this year. Found some great fabric in my stash. Now to find the right face for her. I may have to make one to get the right color combo. I don't mind though. I love to play with clay.

I am
jazzed that BJP will continue for another year. This has been a very positive experience for me. I am working to finish my last couple of month's pages and will then decide how to finish the whole project. I think I will have them framed, but don't know exactly how yet.

I am starting a new project that I hope to teach at my LBS soon. I'm going to be embroidering children's handprints. These will make great gifts for Mom or Grandma for birthdays and Mother's Day. I have sort of adopted my girlfriend's daughters so I have one surrogate great grandson here and a great granddaughter on the way. Can you imagine a tiny newborn handprint embroidered?

Arline
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6 comments:

KV said...

This is so precious, Arline!


Kathy V in NM

freebird said...

I think she's as adorable as Raggedy Ann. She looks as if she just wants to love and be loved.

abeadlady said...

She resides in the display case at our LBS. I even made the chair she is sitting in.

Even though Ireally didn't know what I was doing when I atarted her, I sure learned by doing. Little did I know then all the things I would be doing now.LOL

Arline

Hélène H said...

Your beaded reading lady is really sweet.

And I love your idea of embroidering baby's handprints (thought about footprints ?). When my children were born, the hospital gave us a print of their feet, I've kept them, I 'm very fond of this keepsake.

madness said...

I love her! How fun to look back and see how far you've come and what you can learn by doing....

pam T (WI)

The Lone Beader said...

Wow, this was your first bead embroidery project! I'm impressed! :D