Monday, September 29, 2014

What the Heck?

(I wrote this entry on Sept. 29, but never posted it)

Things that have no current direction:

 What was I thinking when started this?
And that was weeks ago.
CRS - can't remember sh___.
Maybe I don't want to.

Baldy is another experiment gone awry.
Her body is made of quilt batting.
Her head is muslin covered with air dry clay.
She has no clothes;
I just wrapped some scraps around her
so that she wouldn't be both bald and nude.

And then there is this:
This what?
Bird of some sort?
 All I can say is that I wanted to use some google eyes.
And I did.
Now what?

None of the above are talking to me.
Not sure I blame them.

October 15 (today)

My decision to spend at least a few minutes a day in the studio
began to fail as a result of dissatisfaction with the above
and lots of other busy-ness.

Then I started embroidering the monster doll.

Eventually, the soothing pace of the embroidery 
allowed me to think of some new projects.
Birdy and Baldy have simply been sidelined 
and may, or may not, join the legions of abandoned projects.

Here is Gimble-eye, the monster doll.
Finally called him finished 
after adding arms and legs.


Whenever, I'm at a loss about what to do next,
I can always continue embroidering on Gimble-eye.

Another finished project is my Halloween Stocking.
Right now it is hanging upstairs in the studio window.
I will probably add something else to go with
the dried flowers, but I'm not sure what.
The ghosties were inspired
 by something I saw on Marie Claire Idees.

I made some last year and added them 
to a little basket with the fabric flowers.

This year, I made some new ones 
to decorate the stocking.

The orange and grey fabric was "dyed" with watered down acrylic paints.
The ghosts are tea dyed muslin.

In progress:  some brooches
and a new cloth witch.
The witch is finished except for adding hands.
I may get those done today.

But, darn it, I have several chores and errands
that I've been putting off that really must be done first.

Looking forward to Erin, Mila, and Max coming this weekend!


  1. You have a good eye and lots of inspiration and creativity. :-)

  2. Krafty Connie - Thanks! I don't know about a good eye, and I'm never sure about where I'm going, but I have fun!

    Connie Rose - :) He got me through a period that was keeping me from making stuff. I always find embroidering (while watching something on Netflix) often helps me get busy again! I'm glad you like Gimble-eye--he makes a great pincushion.

  3. I love them all!!!! I'm in the process of developing a couple of new designs and went to bed last night with questions - do I like it? Should I stick with it? What the heck am I doing? But I woke this morning thinking I'll push forward and see if in the end they make me smile. Your 'cast-offs' make me smile!

  4. Thanks, Penny! :) I have an awful lot of cast-offs hanging around the studio; sometimes they can be rescued, but not always. Yet, even those WIPs that I've lost interest in contain ideas to pursue.

    I can't wait to see the new designs you are pondering!


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