Today is supposed to be the day I update you on my UFO progress. Well, here is my update....I have no progress! For the third week in a row! I've just been too busy with other things. BUT, tonight is Friday Night Sew in, and I'm going to take that quilt I started putting together last time (and haven't touched since). Maybe I can get that top finished tonight. We'll see.
So, in lieu of a UFO update, how about if I update you on my doll progress? I have made some progress on her!
First, I beaded this little belt for her. It was fun to do. I splurged and used Swarovski crystals for the red ones. They are really sparkly in person. It sorta looks like a bracelet, doesn't it? In fact, Colleen told us we could use a bracelet if we didn't feel like making this. But I sorta like all this fussy little work.
Then, I started on the hair. I had two hanks of yarn I could use. This is the lighter color. Isn't this an interesting yarn? I can't remember what it's called off the top of my head right now, but it's from Lion brand. There's a little string wrapped around the yarn that gives it the bumpy texture.
I also had this color, but I forgot to take a photo of the whole hank before I used it. I thought with her clothing and all, she would look better with darker hair. I wrapped it around cardboard, as Colleen had instructed, and sewed the "part."
This part was pretty cool. I used a felting needle to embed the hair into her head, right along the part. I Just kept poking until the part I had sewn was no longer visible and it looked like a realistic part. You can also see I unwisted the yarn some to make it more "hair"-like.
Wow! That's some hairdo, girlfriend! This is sort of what my hair looks like if I don't blow dry it and use the flat iron on it! Seriously! Okay, it's not as kinky, but it's pretty wavy and big! (You can see I've also gotten her arms sewn on!)
I am actually farther than this. I have the wimple on, and her hair is braded in it's little "do." But I haven't taken a photo of that yet. I am sort of stuck, because the gold stuff I have for putting in her hair is not the product that Colleen recommended, and everytime I try to make the little crispenettes (the little woven "bun caps" that will go over her braided buns), the stuff just falls apart. So, I need to order some of the right stuff, because I cannot find it around here. Once I get that, all I need to do is to add those, add the veil, and put her stitchery in her hands (which I've also started). She is almost finished!
And just some gratuitous cuteness. The day I took Sweet Pea with me to the quilt shop, I asked her if she wanted to stop and paint some pottery for fun. Her eyes lit up, and she said, "Really?!" It's about her favorite thing to do. So, we went and painted something. She has a special someone with a birthday coming up, so this is a birthday present for her. She is getting really independent at this. She knows exactly what to do. I just sit there and watch. She even gets mad if I try to help. Quite the little artist!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I am off to meet some Michigan blogger friends for lunch today. I'm sure I'll have photos for you next week. I'm really looking forward to it! Yippee!
Until next time,