SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here Olive & Jean ponder about how to proceed with this Red Hat Lady!  Jean has made great progress with her.
Perched on the tool tote!  Nearly finished now!  Can't wait to see how she turns out in the end!
Chocolate definitly helps you think!  Meantime Olive is making Aggie the Maid (Jill Maas of course) like you've never seen Aggie before!  She has such cool ideas!  Love that body shape!

Monday, March 14, 2011

"There's a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in"!
-Leonard Cohen

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just to prove I am actually working on things here in the depths of my studio, I have an Innkeeper 'up and coming' and a Steam Punk man that looks a little like Mad Max at present!  They're coming along nicely but they do make an awful mess while they're being created!  The weak looking bent arm will have a mechanical contrivance on it in the end - a prosthesis!  At this stage they're al least standing alone!  I'm quite pleased with them so far.  Mad Max now has hair on and he looks "DANGEROUS" ladies!  I modeled him on someone called Nathan Drake.  Of course when he is made he'll have a 'Steam Punk' name.  I'm making him for the Steam Punk Exhibition towards the end of the year.  My Grandson Ben gave me the idea as he's doing a digital equivilent for his digital art course.  I've got strict directions on his clothing!  In this picture I've just sculpted his face, but I have actually finished his face and hair now and just made his pants.  You will be surprised to see him finished!  He may yet become a pattern if anyone is interested!

Friday, March 11, 2011

This is a classy Red Hat Lady in the making!  Jean has plans for her!  Her dress is a fabulous design by Jean and the doll is a mixture of patterns she's put together to make this fun doll.  I had other photo's, but they didn't turn out! Next time!

On another note, I'm happy to say that someone from my first online class has completed her Innkeepers Wife!  I'm so delighted and she's made a great job of it! 

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's been a bit quiet on the blog.  The Canterbury Earthquake is disruptive still with family on our minds.  Two of our daughters and children had to come home for respite.  They felt like refugees from a war zone and quite understood what it was like to be displaced persons!  So great to have them here, though they have now returned to face the clean-up and the rebuild! 

Not that I haven't been busy, but mostly fiddling with dolls and ideas.  I can feel a creative surge coming on!  I'm advertising my group and also making plans for the next Steam Punk Exhibition.  My grandson Ben is doing a computer design for a course he's doing, so I thought I might make it up to see how it will look.  This one will be a challenge for me!  I've also got Thenardier the Innkeeper on the go, as well as a Gnome pattern - amongst other more secret things.  If I didn't have to go to work............ 

I am enjoying taking the Online Class with CDA.  It's great to get questions and it gives me ideas of what might not be included in my pattern that would be useful.  People can go at their own pace and we can show each other pictures of progress to check hopw things are going.  Quite interactive!