Sunday, 13 January 2013

Catch up... Doesn't time fly

Last time I updated the blog I said I would do it more often but life sometimes gets in the way and I didn't manage to do it. Life seems to be more on an even keel now so it's time for me to play catch up. There's lots of photos to look at and so today's update will be mostly photos. The next entry - due in the next couple of days - will let you all know what's planned for the next few meetings, and more photos. And then at the next meeting I plan to "interview" one or two of the girls so you can get to know us better. 

Okay - first of all photos of some of the things we've all been doing...

August 2012

Mavis brought two of her wonderful designs which make up part of a whole chess set that she was making at the time - since finished. She even has a book about them describing all the characters in the chess set as everyone is different and equally amazing

 We had been talking at a previous meeting about our first ever foray into doll making and Karen brought the first doll that she had ever made in for us all to look at. She was only a young girl when she made this so I think that she did a really good job.


Karen also brought in a bead bag that she had made (we don't just make dolls!) and at the meeting she completed her pair of very cute rabbits complete with matching outfits.

September 2012

At the September meeting Judith brought along a selection of miniature teddies and had kindly put together kits for all of us to have a go at making some like hers - although I have to admit mine doesn't look anywhere near as good as Judiths!

 This wonderful collection of miniature teddies are all from 2-4 inches tall and are all the work of Judith. They are absolutely gorgeous!

 And in preparation for the meeting in October Sally brought along some flat dolls as she had kindly agreed to teach us how to do these at the next meeting.

The variety of things that the group members make never fails to amaze me. They really are a very talented group of ladies.

And the variety of topics of conversation around the table is wide and varied. We certainly do our best to put the world to rights - but always nicely!

October 2012

October will be wordless as sadly I was unable to go due to other commitments. Judith was great as usual and has sent me the pictures from the day so I'll just put them up for everyone to see and appreciate. If someone can let me know who's work is which I can edit this and put up "credits" accordingly at a later date....

Well that's all for tonight - a quick round up of 3 months fun at Fanciful figures! I'll write up the next "chapter" in the next couple of days so keep an eye out for the next instalment.


Shashi Nayagam said...

Jane you are doing a wonderful job. Yes isn't our group so talented. Hope to see you all in the next meeting. I really have missed the meetings so much but as you say life does get in the way sometimes.

Jane said...

We've missed you too and look forward to seeing you hopefully a bit more frequently this year. Hope your husband's on the mend. Jane x