Archive for August, 2010

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Finally finished state fair entries…

August 12, 2010

I am actually done two days before delivery date.  Woo hoo.  I am doing good.  I have my pictures taken and now all I have to do it pack them up and take them to Dallas Saturday.  I think my wall hanging turned out so cool and it lays flat.  I have a problem with some of my wall hanging that they pucker, especially when they have a lot of free motion embroidery to them.  Both my dolls turned out great.  I especially like the doll hanging on the flying bird.  I called her “Hang On.”  I think that is a bit appropriate.  She also rocks.  The bird has a spring at the bottom and you can push the doll and make her “fly.”  He he.  Grumpy lady in the metal basket I think just represents the funk I was in last month, but things are going better now.  Now it is just a waiting game to see how I do.  If my dolls

receive a blue ribbon for first place that will be four years in a row.  I have not been able to place in other categories, so I hope this year I can make it with my wall hanging.  Till next time…

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I am almost ready for the Texas State Fair…

August 6, 2010

This is my fourth year to enter dolls in the Texas State Fair in Dallas.  I have won 1st place every year, but not expecting anything this year.  We will just have to see what happens.  The pictures are not that great, as I left my camera in the car and had to use my cell phone, but you should be able to get the idea.  I have finally finished the flat faced girl.  She looks a bit grumpy, but hey I like her.  Maybe she reflects the mood I have been in lately – LOL.  I finished the base for the sculptured face.  It is a dove that is attached to a decoupaged base and then the doll is going to be hanging onto the bird like she is fixing to fly off.  Once finished will get a good pic of that.  I am also making a wall hanging.  I have drawn/finished the face and have it fused to the background fabric.  I am then going to make wild fabric hair that will be enhanced by freehand embroidery.  I have to have it finished by this time next week, so we will see how that goes.  Well, I better get to working…till next time…