woensdag 24 juni 2015

a far away friend and a new challenge

It's not always important 
how close by or far away friends are,
more important is the feeling they give you !

Today arrived a little package from the US.
I was told it would be coming,
even knew a bit what was in it.
But to really hold it in your hands 
is special !

Nancy made something for me because of her blogaversary
(a year ago ! yes : she started when she knew 
who it would be for ...)

A real  s l o w  cloth piece 
(just like we learned from Jude Hill, right Nancy ?)
a tiny woven pouch
and a sweet card.
Such a gift really warms the heart !

Thank you so much Nancy !!!

While I was busy working on items 
we could take to the summer festival,
a hanging doll this time.

I was so busy doing other things, that I only had time
to look through the first two instructions
and glance at the pinterest board sometimes.
I didn't even have time for instruction number three
But, last Monday I took the "Embellisher"
and the stuff I had collected during the first week
and made a start.
My plan was, not to make a doll exactly like Sara's,
but : a mermaid.
(hmmmmm ... I discovered someone else ended up
with a mermaid as well, but I decided to stick with my original plan)


Front and back of the same lady
(I could work a bit differently because I had seen lesson one ánd two !)

One side of the body fixed with the embellisher
the other side sewn together.
The face is embroidered on the wool itself, and a tiny blue extra cap
to fasten the hair on.

For now, "swimming" in the garden

A sideview with the tangle of seaweed-like hair

It was another fun "Challenge" Sara !


5 opmerkingen:

  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you like your gift Els! It is so interesting to see something I have made in an entirely new environment. Different lighting, different backgrounds, different placement ideas...it just goes to show the artist in us all! Speaking of which...you mermaid is spectacular! I love how you do the face and her tangled hair. So sweet :)

  2. Els, so viele interessante Bilder und unglaublich spannende Techniken, von dir und deiner Freundin, deiner Tochter und bei der Ausstellung! Es gefällt mir so gut! Kreativität ist ansteckend!

  3. Ostatnio dzieciaki wyrysowały mi takie syrenki. Twoje są przecudowne.

  4. I certainly agree to some points that you have discussed on this post. I appreciate that you have shared some reliable tips on this review.

  5. Diese Meerjungfrau ist superklasse.

    Liebe Grüße Ate