Saturday, 25 August 2012

Fanciful figures update...

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on the Fanciful Figures blog, but we’re still very much an active group, and have still been meeting for the last few months. Unfortunately Shashi who has done a marvellous job keeping the blog up to date has just been really busy so hasn’t been able to blog for us, so she has handed the reins on to me for the time being. Thanks to Shashi from everyone for the wonderful job she's done up to now. My name’s Jane and I’m one of the newer members of the group, even though I’ve been going for about 18 months now. We meet up once a month at Farnborough and chat, drink tea, eat donuts and sew, although eating the donuts and sewing are not usually done at the same time. The group is made up of a number of very talented ladies from whom I have learned a lot over the last 18 months and below is a selection of photos of some of the creations from the last few months just to whet your appetite.

As you can see from these there's a wide range of styles and variety of things made by the group and I'm sorry girls as I haven't individually identified who's made which of these but I promise to do better next time.
Keep an eye on the blog as today is dolls club day so I will be updating in the next week with today's news.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

February 2012 meeting

For our February meeting we made Easter related project. We all had to make a bunny rabbit. Most of us did complete a bunny rabbit and there were many lovely dolls on display.

Mavis working away at her rabbit.

Deryn started her rabbit and was bravely doing by hand stitching.

Penny the speedy Gonzalvas completed her pink bunny in record time

Karen decided to do a felted bunny hopefully it will be completed for the next meeting.


Penny's dolls
Rabbit on a carrot

Pink bunny

Yuki Frost foot


Deryn's doll

made from Sally's pattern Sweetpea

Karen's doll

Karen's Purple panic

Sally's Dolls

Swan Song (Cygnet changing to a swan)

 When you wish upon a star

 Spirit of Christmas past

 Snow Flake

 Ahmes - Child of the moon (Egyptian doll)

 Professor Braynstaum

Shashi's doll

Wave the mermaid with her little friend Shore the seahorse. Made from Patti Culea's pattern

Rising from the Indian Ocean, to soak up the warm sunshine, this mermaid doll was inspired by the beautiful fabrics, trims and fibres I collected during my numerous visits to India. What a kaleidoscope of colour is India with its beautiful variety in every aspect. The mermaid and her seahorse is a replica of this variety.

Mavis's show and tell

Mavis's magical shoes

Cute little bunny by Mavis

Judith's Show and Tell

Cute little bunny with a carrot

An adorable raggedy ann