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Dandelion faery

MaryinColorado | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Just ran across this close up of the dandelion faery from the wallhanging.  Mary


  1. SAAM | | #1


    1. MaryinColorado | | #2

      Thank You, he seems to be having fun playing with the dragonflys.  I hope he made you smile.  Mary

      1. SAAM | | #3

        He did make me smile, Mary, and I've needed some smiles lately.

        1. MaryinColorado | | #5

          I'm glad he brought you a bit of joy, we need that to survive.  Hope things are looking brighter today.  Mary

          1. SAAM | | #7

            Thanks, Mary. Yes, today was brighter, and busier. My sewing machine (only one year new!) is in the shop for repair so other chores are getting attention, including sorting out my sewing room. We've had some setbacks (my husband lost his job at the end of June), but we're hoping things will turn around in the near future. I have a job interview on Thursday, so any good thoughts sent in the direction of Baltimore will be most welcome. I'll be thinking of your little fellow and asking him to sprinkle some magic in my direction.Sherry

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    ThreadKoe | | #4

    In closeup, he is a mischievous little fellow isn't he? Really a beautiful piece of work Mary. Cathy

    1. MaryinColorado | | #6

      Yes, exactly!  He's definitely stirring thing up.  Thanks for the compliments (blushing here).  I hope it makes people feel a little ray of sunshine when they see it.   Maybe encourage them to create something just for themselves, for the joy of it, and to discover and express what their spirit has to say.  And leave the "spirit pieces" in...thanks for coming up with that term for the "mistakes", I love it and will remember it always.  Mary

  3. rodezzy | | #8

    Beautiful faery, I love it.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #9

      Thank You Rodezzy!  What are you working on now?  Mary

      1. rodezzy | | #10

        I'm at work now, nothing on the table this past weekend, but I will be sharing the information I talked about this morning in the quilt forum about quilting software for making quilt blocks and designs.  Then, I need to get busy making something called a "wire armature doll"....smile.  Making any of those Mary....giggle.  I suggest I get started on that project.  giggle.

        1. MaryinColorado | | #11

          A wire armature doll?  Well, I never heard of it!  And I never lie either!  giggle!  Mary

          1. rodezzy | | #12

            Makes you want to say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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            ThreadKoe | | #18

            AHHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I bought a roll of wire... so I am almost ready to roll he he he. When the baby stuff is finished. Some of us have at least admitted that we were going to jump into a certain challenge late, right Rodezzy? tee hee hee Cathy

          3. rodezzy | | #19

            You go girl, that's what I'm talkin' bout!  What guage wire did you purchase, are you sticking to the armature in the article I sent you?  You just gave me a poke..... I'm ready.  Set.......well on Sunday I should be able to start.... when are you starting.  I'm going to the Stitches Convention with my craft group all day tomorrow.  A BBQ after that and then Sunday I don't have anything outside the home scheduled.  Sounds like a perfect time to get going.  Do you have a web cam?  I do.

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            ThreadKoe | | #20

            I picked up a roll of 14 gauge wire. It might be a bit heavy, but will be fine I think. The electric fencing wire I thought I might use was too soft. I have leftover cotton batting from the crib quilt, tee hee hee. I will use the article for the armature, since I have never done one before. However, I am likely to stray a bit...
            As far as the doll itself, I am swaying between two designs, have not decided for sure yet. Will let my muse decide, once I start wrapping, as she will tell me for sure.
            I still have to finish up a couple of other things first. The crib set is done, and I have to finish a baby sling. I have a couple other must do jobs before I get too involved in another project tee hee hee. But it is really calling to me... Cathy

          5. rodezzy | | #21

            Sounds wonderful Cathy.  I'm excited. 

            You're making a baby swing?  How wonderful is that.  You are so happy making the baby stuff, I can feel it in every word.  Love, love, love it.

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            ThreadKoe | | #22

            It is a baby SLING, for carrying the baby. It is like a fabric pouch sling worn over one shoulder, and across the body, that carries the baby hands free. Wish I had seen them when I had kids... I always had mine in my arms. The carriers that were like Kangaroo pouches I had were awkward and bulky, and were in the way. These are so much lighter and breathable. Cathy

          7. rodezzy | | #23

            Oh, that sounds great.  Have fun!

          8. MaryinColorado | | #24

            Oh oh, guess I better get out and buy a roll of wire now that you are about ready!  The copper that I bought is easier to bend, but it isn't right for the structure of the doll.  Woohoo, glad you're all set!  Mary

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            ThreadKoe | | #26

            He he he, it was because I was in a hardware store. Wonderful craft places hardware stores are... ;) Cathy

          11. MaryinColorado | | #27

            Thanks for telling me.  Yes they are!  I have a great vice I "borrowed" from the garage which makes it easier to handle.  I'm going to look for a special kind of pliers that were suggested to me, if I can just remember what they're called.  he he  Wish me luck!  Mary

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            ThreadKoe | | #28

            were they round nose pliers? Cathy

          13. MaryinColorado | | #29

            I have to ask my dil's father, I forgot already.  I'm a bit overwhelmed right now with so many projects that it seems I am not accomplishing anything.  But this too shall pass, right? 

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            ThreadKoe | | #30

            I am resorting to making an actual LIST!!! HORRORS!!!! :p Cathy

          15. MaryinColorado | | #31

            ah yes, a list, excellent idea...it could replace all those pink sticky notes I have in my desk drawer and night stand and kitchen junk drawer.....I used to put it all in a spiral notebook, I think I need to go back to that~

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            ThreadKoe | | #32

            Yeah, the bathroom mirror was getting so covered by them, I could hardly see... MWHA ha ha ha...and the humidity makes them unreadable. he he he Now if I could only remember where I put the dratted notebook. :P Cathy

          17. MaryinColorado | | #33

            giggle!  I have gotten totally disorganized lately.  Can't come up with a good excuse so I will have to start picking through these piles of "stuff" on every surface in my studio.  What a mess....maybe tomorrow


        2. sewluving | | #13

          Is the wire armature something like the armature used in porcelain dolls?  I made 10 porcelain dolls about 12 years ago.  Took the classes and made them there.  Some had armature in the shoulder and part of the arm area.  I mentioned in another post though that all these poor dolls are still 'naked'.  Life sort of got in the way.  Maybe this year the poor things will get dressed.

          Heather in Calgary

          1. rodezzy | | #14

            This is the pdf file for an armature doll, made with wires wrapped in masking tape and fabric.

            Edited 9/9/2009 3:35 pm ET by rodezzy

          2. rodezzy | | #15

            I sent the wrong file.....lets try it again.  Armature doll......




          3. SAAM | | #16

            This looks so interesting and charming. It makes me want to try making a doll.

          4. rodezzy | | #17

            Isn't it great! I just love that doll.  So, I'll see what I'll do.

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