Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A year of firsts!

HAPPY 2010!

Only day 5 of the New Year and already so many firsts for me!

I’ve finished the first of the challenge pieces I’ve been working on (Just need to get some decent photos printed to send in) and am very close to completing a second! Yay! I’m pleased with the first; not quite so happy with the 2nd. I’ve blogged about it previously… Hopefully it will be all done by the end of today. Here is a snippet!

'Winter Wonderland' - Detail
Hand Embroiderer's Network Exhibition Entry

There is a link to the HEN at the bottom of this page.

A third entry I would like to finish is for the Quilting Arts ‘Let out your Inner Animal’ challenge which I’ve only cut and laid out so far! So a lot of work to do and the email deadline is 22nd Jan! eek! Link here for details.

I’ve also signed up for my first swap! It’s an ATC swap hosted by Lenna Young Andrews over here. She’s a very talented lady whose blog I’ve been following for a wee while now! Check it out. Another first for me in that I’ve not made ATC’s before!

And in yet another first, I’ve opened my first ever etsy shop! Click on the link over on the left there! I’m listing some older pieces. Still have some fiddling to do with my store………

My Mother Earth Art Doll challenge entry wasn’t chosen so I can show her here now! I’m actually quite attached to her now as she has been sitting on the mantel in my studio. Not sure whether to list her on etsy or gift her to a friend; or just let her sit here for a little longer?

Earth Mother Art Doll
Originally made for the Cloth Paper Scissors Reader Challenge

Gaia's Nuno Felt Cape with embroidered details and copper coloured beaded fringe- reverse side

Right side nuno felt cape

Gaia's painted and rusted face. Hand made copper clasp and beaded earrings.

I thoroughly enjoyed making her and have a second version in the pipeworks (read that as buried somewhere under the masses of fabric and junk in my studio!) - Haven't got around to that studio make-over yet!


Joei Rhode Island said...

Congratulations on such a big beginning for the New Year. Lovely Gaia doll with delightful details on her cape. I'll have to look at HEN's winter wonderland challenge.

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Hello Puddleduck, your doll is amazingly beautiful! Cloth Paper Scissors is a wonderful magazine, I actually have some "heart art" in the musings section this month, maybe that's how you found me? I I will also have my studio featured in Spring special issue. Thank you for looking me up!

Puddleduck said...

Hi again Joei! I appreciate your comments! Thank you. I'll be posting the HEN challenge in the next few days!

Puddleduck said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Thanks for your comments about my doll! I adore your collage work and was inspired by it to try a couple of my own......... I've been following your blog for a few months now. Would love to see your studio in the special edition.


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