Friday, September 17, 2010


With Potato Festival over I finally got back to making my Gypsy Challenge doll.
I have to admit this one took me forever to get made! I found the fabric hard to manipulate, so cut into strips. Then I wanted her to look as though she was dancing, so had one foot bent up in back, not thinking about how much fun it would be to put a shoe on that bent foot! Also made 3 heads before getting the "right" one. I was very pleased with my tambourine! I took the inside circle out of a holder for some trim. Painted to look like wood. Cut slits with my Dremel tool,and used 2 sequins for the little "clanger" thingies, held in place with small sequin pins. I also made her a mask, to hold in the other hand since the theme was "Carnival" this year. I named her Aziza Jaleo (Precious Merry Making)...couldn't find a name for OMG when will I get this done!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


As part of the Monte Arts Council aka MAC, my good buddy Jane Rhett & I took on the task of the Kid's Potato Decorating Contest. Of course I couldn't resist making a couple of giant potatoes to ad to the decor. It was a long day, but well worth it as we all had a grand time. I have discovered however I am way too old to be bent over a table for 6 hours...I'm paying the price today...aaargh!