Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mr Bowie

I have been wanting to have a go at making a David Bowie doll for a very very long time. 
So to coincide with the new exhibition 'David Bowie is' that has just opened
 at The Australian Centre of the Moving Image, I have made these two!
The first one is based on the iconic outfit designed for Bowie by Kansai Yamamoto

The second doll I have based on an outfit he wore singing
 Starman on Top of the Pops in 1972.
{the dolls are available over here}

There is an interesting BBC documentary on this early part of Bowie's career 
about the evolution of Ziggy Stardust over here if you're interested!

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Diego and Frida

He took ALOT of stuffing, but here he is.
 My first go at making a Diego Rivera doll!
I based these two on the photo of the couple seen above.
They were alot of fun to make and I loved seeing how Frida turned out without any flowers in her hair. She still looks like Frida - with the jewellery and the centre parting.
They are both available to buy in my Etsy store over here!xx

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The odd couple

I know it seems like Frida has just taken over around here. 
But is was her birthday on Monday. And I do love making her.
It feels like an excuse to go a bit over the top, 
she had so much character and wasn't afraid to wear what she wanted..
These two latest dolls are a bit different again, 
I have tried to make them like a picture I have seen.
I will post the pic and the new dolls next week!xx

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Frida wall art

It feels like I have been working on these girls for a very long time, they have sort 
of taken over all my thoughts and time. I started making Frida wall hangings a while ago,
 but they were round hoops and Frida was just head and shoulders. 
These ones are hung on a wooden dowel and have their dresses 
blowing slightly to the side. There is one that is made from silk (gold). 
I think they will all be made with silk next time! 
I love the texture and reflection of light on 
her dress at different times of the day. 
Available now in my Etsy store over here!xx

Sunday, July 5, 2015

All about Frida

Its all about Frida here at the moment. 
Its her birthday tomorrow!
 So I've been working on some new free motion sewn wall hangings.
 As well as a couple of new dolls!xx

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Another birthday

For our eldest' birthday recently, I made another black cat.
A different one this time! It was supposed to be a cushion, but turned out to be a sort of softie in the end. I also made a face (carrot)cake for her. Decorated with liquorice and her fave sweetie bananas. It was one of the most basic cakes I've made - really quick! And it sort of looks like her. She is having an amazing year, and is probably the happiest she has ever been at a school. (and she's been to a few!)xx

Friday, June 19, 2015

New release : little Frida faces

Combining free motion sewing, vintage fabrics and Frida Kahlo.
These have to be one of the most enjoyable (yet time consuming) 
things that I make! There are now a variety of new boxed Frida
 brooches in my Etsy store here. They all turn out very differently,
 as it is very hard to sew so small and try to get them the same!xx

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