Monday, December 27, 2010

December 2010 show and tell

Sorry for the long gap between posts!  We hope that everybody who celebrates it had a wonderful holiday.

Let's see a work-in-progress from our December meeting.  Here is an original design by Peggy Smith.  He is Horus in his falcon persona as god of sky and protection.
His metal birdcage is covered with kimono silk and decorative fibers.

His head is sculpted, painted clay, and his feathers are ingeniously created of upholstery fringe.

The cage unlocks to reveal the reason for Horus' protective stance, a fabric-lined nest!
Peggy says Horus still needs some work, with maybe a little 'bling' added overall.  He looks great so far, and we look forward to seeing his final finished self!

Here's another doll that is almost, but not quite, finished...

A kitchen doll, complete with 'wooden' polymer clay spoon, but still missing her cookbook.
Made by Andrea Baughman from Julie McCullough's Secret Keeper pattern (and yes, she is shrunk to only 8 inches tall instead of 12!).  We'll just call her cookbook 'backordered' -- who hasn't had that problem with Christmas presents?

Monday, December 6, 2010

People's Choice Award Winner

Remember the challenge dolls that were judged in October?  Well, they had their very own table at the doll show.
Our White-on-White or Black-on-Black 2010 Challenge Dolls
We collected nearly 90 votes, and the winner was.......

Percival Poulet! shown here with his chicken fan club also made by his creator Julie G.
Percival is made from elinor peace bailey's Chicken Shaman pattern
His harem are really pincushion chicks from a pattern that Katie figured out.  Percival also won the judges challenge and was Judge's Choice as well.  He is our club's first 3-way winner -- he really does just make you smile to see him in person!
   Here are the other challenge dolls:
Count Vladimir Blackula made by Marti, and Snowflake made by Ann R.

Quiddity by Erin

White Winged Wishes by Julie W., and Lilli White by Nita
Lilli White and Quiddity tied for second place; I think this is the first time that has happened, too.  Here are our proud winners:
Nita, Julie G., and Erin