Friday, January 8, 2010

Hanging Around With Friends!



My four little dolls are hanging around with their friends.

Little Greeny is the oldest of the dolls, at nearly a year. You can find more information about her here.

The red one was the second one of these started but the last one finished. That would be finished yesterday. You can read more about her here and here. She doesn't have a name yet, so suggestions are welcome. And here's a close-up of her.



Blue Moonstone is a round robin birthstone doll. All that beautiful and complex beading? Three other people did it. I was stunned and amazed by the finished doll when it arrived home. You can see how I started to make her here and here.

If you read the first post link about the Blue Moonstone, you'll see why I had to make Miss Peachy. She was finished just before Christmas.

Now it's on to other projects--a pair of black slacks with a pickpocket-proof pocket. The pocket has a hidden zipper compartment. A nefarious individual would have to get his or her hand pretty far down into my pocket to get ahold of the zipper pull. There is another secret pocket hanging down on the inside for my passport. I made another pair of pants with a pickpocket-proof pocket a couple of years ago. I didn't write down how I did it, so I had to re-invent the process. I vowed that I would write down the steps this time. Oops! Forgot to do that. But I did write down how I changed the pattern (made smaller) when I cut out the slacks. Sure hope they fit...

*Note: I am not paranoid. We're taking a trip to Spain, and there are lots of warnings about pickpockets.

And then there's my January BJP page.

8 comments:

Robin said...

She's sooooooooooo lovely that I've saved a picture of her in my "Favorite Dolls" file. I'm not good at names, but what comes to mind is "Viva!"

Robin A.

Vickie A-Morgan said...

I like your dolls hanging around. Nice way to display beautiful beadwork.

Karin said...

They're all goregous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to see how the year's BJP progresses.

Sandy said...

Cute friends and I'll bet fun to make. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Miri Agassi said...

I love your work!!! really !! the hanging dolls are fabulous!! Not to mention the sense of humor.
Thank you again for visiting my blog and making a comment.
Miri A.

Whytefeather said...

Your dolls are beautiful and I love how you are displaying them. I hope to get up the nerve to try a beaded doll some time this year, working on a three dimensional form is a little intimidating. Looking forward to seeing your BJP pages this year!

Plays with Needles said...

YEA!! Dolls! I LOVE your dolls Marty -- always have...I don't want to hurt any of their feelings by playing favorites...but I am sucker for hearts and the green spiral has me intrigued and reminds me of a crazy quilter, Betty Pillsbury, whose blog is titled Green Spiral Herbs...I bet she's get a big kick out of seeing your green spiral doll -- plus there is something very appealing in having the swirl on the head...

LOVE your work! And good luck with those pants *wink!

Jo in NZ said...

Oh my, your dolls are stunning...

first visit to your blog, but I see I have friends who visit you too. I'll be back...