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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Writer's Workshop

Ok, so this week for Writer's Workshop (brought to you by Mama Kat) I'm totally recycling from an old post.  *cringes*  Sorry!  It was from last year though, when I had barely anyone reading, so it will be all shiny and new to most of you.  And hey, in these times it's good to recycle!  Right?  Right.  So here goes my being thrifty.

The prompt I chose this week was:
Show us something you did yourself!

For those of you that don't know, I am a crafter.  I love to make things, and I'm a part of a couple mail-art websites and make things to trade with folks from all over.  It pretty much rocks my socks.
For one particular swap I was doing a treasure hunt (which is SO much fun, I can't even tell you), and one of the words was "fairy."  So what do I do?  I make one.  Of course.  I don't really "sew," that is one skill I lack.  Give me a table saw and a piece of plywood anyday, but fabric....I just don't know what to do with it.  So I used felt, because it's cheap, soft, and hey, if I mess up I'm not out a bunch of money.  I made up the pattern myself, and stitched her up with embroidery floss.  Her skirt is tule, her eyes are seed beads, and her hair is yarn.  And without further ado, photos for you:


The front.


The back.


And a closeup.

So there you have it!  Something I did myself, a fairy doll.  :)

8 comments:

Mrs. Lovely said...

I like it! Very well done. :)

~Stumbled here from Mama Kat's..

Farmers Wife said...

I like this! I am crafty too...love my scrapbooking but I don't get the time to do it! Also popping over from Mama Kats!

parentingBYdummies said...

Mine woulda come out like a hump of cloth and string! Could job.

Kimmy said...

That is really good!!! Super cute :oD

Visiting from Mama Kat's!

marfmom said...

Very cute!!!


*from MamaKat's

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Nice fairy doll! My grandmother used to like making dolls.

Here's a link to my writer's workshop post showing something I made: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-made-fence-around-litter-boxes.html

Alex said...
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Mama Kat said...

Awwww...it's CUTE!