Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ordinary September show and tell

The show and tell at our September club meeting was awesome, as it always is.  Our members have been keeping very busy, making wonderful things. 

However, since the highlight of our meeting was the unveiling of our Round Robin dolls, and this post doesn't have those pictures yet, we'll just have to see the 'usual', ordinarily fabulous show and tell.  Stay tuned for the reveal soon, though.

To start us off with a bang, Erin brought in a complete and most fabulous puppet, made from the 'Mostro' pattern from Project Puppet.  All of his pictures are action shots, since nobody wanted to put him down!  He is a classic Muppet-style critter (temporarily named Beano) complete with furry feet and a well-made working mouth.  His foam rubber construction and soft blue fur made him very huggable.

Next up: our prolific newcomer Shelby, with her 4th finished doll.  It is a Jan Horrox design, but Shelby has added lots of her own touches to this one.  Her hair is elaborate, with twists and a beaded headdress.  Shelby added costume texture by cutting out tiny leaf elements printed on the body fabric and stiffening them with Fray-Check, then sewing them to the body with beads.
Kyra of Avalon, from a Jan Horrox pattern
Our other show and tell items were not dolls, although much of the hand-dyed silk from our workshop last month will end up in a doll someday.  Mary's salt crystal piece was stunning.  The trick to getting a strong pattern was to use lots of dye (actually, Jacquard's Dye-na-flow paint) so that the fabric was really wet, and then using a lot of large-grained salt and leaving it to dry on the fabric.

Last one: Martha has fallen for English paper piecing and as always, cannot make just one of anything.  These are only two of at least a dozen pieced stars, waiting to be appliqued onto pillow tops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Detour map to this Saturday's club meeting

Driving to our club meeting this Saturday will be a little trickier than usual.  Construction on Washington Street means that we'll have to detour to get to the library.  Here's a map.

The 'A' marker is the library.  Most or all of the intersections between Emerson and Arlington are closed on the south side of the street, so you cannot get to the library from Washington Street at all.  Instead, go south on Emerson or Arlington all the way down to Brookville.  Take Brookville to Audubon, and turn at Roscoe's Tacos (which has great food, by the way!).  Then take Audubon all the way back up to the library.

Just so you know, it is not hard to get a map image into a blog -- but I did have to learn the two-step process.  I had to paste a screenshot of the map from Google into Paint, and then save it as a jpeg file.  Anyhow, see you Saturday!