I have done some more work on my doll. Actually, I did this quite a while ago, just never published the pictures. I have the red overskirt pinned on the doll now, I need to make the top first, which is half done.
I don't necessarily like the overskirt as it is. It looks very plain. I may turn up the points to show the light blue silk lining and then secure it with a bead. I have to play around with that a little to see what I like. She is coming along. Just have to get more in the mood to sew.
Although I am really excited to finish this doll, I want to see what she is going to look like when finished.
Our December meeting was a time for change for the club. The space we were using in Akron didn't have it's lease renewed so I'm in the process of finding a new place to meet.
Pam Rowe who started the club with myself is moving in a few weeks to Denver. I'm sad but very happy (and quite a bit envious) for her. She is
moving on to the next chapter in her life and we all wish her the best and much happiness in her new home.
We had a great meeting as usual, we did round robin, boy are our dolls getting super embellished! I'll post before and after pics when we are finished, you won't believe the difference.
We had a needlecase exchange for our Christmas gifts. Only 5 people were able to participate. We lined the packages up on the table and the
people who were participating drew a number and that is the gift that they received. The top picture is the needlecase that I received. You can see from the picture it is sideways but when opened it is long. That is great for putting in the doll jointing needles. Deborah made the needlecase that I received. The outside is made from a paper bag. It is so beautiful, it looks like embossed leather. The inside is great, lots of compartments for all kinds of things. I love it.
The pictures below of the white needlecase is the one that I made. Pam
happened to pick that one. I made it from felt and lace and buttons and
did a lot of hand embroidery. I loved the effect of the white and cream
Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the other needlecases. Sometimes I wonder where my head is at. There was a lot of excitement though.
We had a potluck of goodies. It was a lovely day.