Hello Mary, Thanks for your invitation to friendship... my first friend! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pictures of your dolls - they're just wonderful, especially the mermaids! I also like the African dolls. If you ever need any scraps of African fabric, please let me know... I have a lot since I work almost exclusively with African fabrics in my quilts, and would be happy to share with you. Wishing you the very best for 2011!
Hi Mary, thank you so much for your friend request. I love your dolls [and their clothes]. As Judith has said, do look into a blog. I've not long started one, and if I can do it with my archaic connection, anyone can [http://billabongs2bling.blogspot.com/] Must look more now at your work. These places are so huge, takes forever to get to 'know' everyone. Cheers.
Thanks Mary, the pincushion is 6 1/2" (17cm) across, 27 1/2"(19cm) tall. I've since put her onn a stand and made a needle keeper, and pin cushion sitting on the base. Your dolls are gorgeous!!! You must look into a BLOG!!! It really isn't that hard, as the Blogger has steps that you just follow. I am qualified to say this as I am a computer "dummy", and I DID it!!!!!
Thanks, Mary, glad you like it, the African beauty wall hanging is 22"x22", the head is about life size. I measured my own head when I made it! The brown fabric of the face is a Nigerian brocade, I padded some of the features. I really like African textiles, they are popular here in the Caribbean. Since you are into dolls, I will try to post a Raggedy Ann and Andy quilt I made, I had so much fun making it!
I like to work under about10-12" in a seated as opposed to a standing position. I am passionate about natural fibres and fabrics. I dye most of the solid cottons that I use for the bodies and like to dress them in different silk fabrics. I like to bead and embellish as much and often as possible!!
thanks you for first picking me as your friend, second for sending me back to this glorious site, i delted by mistake. your work is so full of soul, and self, its people like you, that alllow us to be are self. let the little kid play and leave the rest to God, may he bless you. tiny
Yes! As a matter of fact I am selling them as both options. I really love your dolls. Tell me about how you do the faces! They remind me of the art soul dolls that I do! Also I am trying to get into beading as well. Do you exhibit opften?