Sunday, August 30, 2009

On the way back

I often mention my "lists" which include places to visit. quilts shows to see, museums not to miss, and foods I want to make. I also have the crafts and techniques I want to try list which included needle sculpting. So when I found out that Kathy Houser was teaching a workshop for our guild I convinced myself I would be over surgery in time to check needle-sculpting off my list...I was partly right.
(Kathy with her "IGORS")

For once I planned ahead and pulled all the "stuff" needed for the class a month ahead of time and packed it into small easy to carry bags. Since it didn't look like that much sewing/machine work my friend Paula and I agreed to share one machine so we wouldn't have so much stuff to carry around. So of course the day before class I end up in the emergency room with a raging fever...duhh. Post op stinks.

Day of class. Paula isn't feeling well...I not sure...what the heck. After coffee and shower we both decide to try it. I'm glad we did. The space we have workshops in is very bright and large. Each student had their own large table to work on! Kathy is a very patient teacher. Only one of two of us had ever made a doll before so the techniques were new to us.

She had lots of example on hand for inspiration. One of the interesting things is how different each doll came out. My little Autumn sprite is already sitting on the mantle piece (though missing some clothing still...some well placed pumpkins did the trick for the phots shoot!) I think I will try a witch and a santa......
So today I am paying for dragging myself out but the good news is I successfully checked off a list and that is a good thing!

14 comments:

CarlaH said...

How lovely - now I've got something to add to my ever ending "to learn how" list. Hope you will be feeling much better soon.

Lynn E said...

I love the sprite. I have a few patterns of dolls that I have yet to get the courage to do. You seem to have Aced the class.
HUGS Deedee

dianne said...

oh my gosh - your Autumn sprite is fantastic! and you did that with a fever and post-op!?!!! you always impress me - but now i am wowed, too!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

wow! post op, feeling crappy and you made that whole project in her class? you rock! pretty darn cute there, lady!

quiltmom said...

Very cute Sio, and I am glad to see you were able to go and participate in the class. It looks likes it was quite the inspirational experience for you.
Have fun playing and I hope that you are soon feeling much better and are recovered.
Warmest regards,
Anna

carole ann said...

Your sprite is adorable,lover her and I hope you are feeling better soon.

AnnieO said...

Wonderful Autumn sprite you made--and learned something as well. I love to make lists, and ticking things off as completed is certainly the best part :)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

glad you're feeling better. Autumn is fun - love the hair. witch sounds very fun.

sewkalico said...

Sorry about the post op stuff :-( But the wild red hair is gorgeous on your sprite!

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh, Sio! I love this. I love your Autumn Sprite. I look forward to seeing further additions to the collections. Girl, she really turned out FANTASTIC. How fun!

You are one tough cookie and quite talented, too.

crazypatch dreamer said...

I love your doll...she definitely has personality. Great job! Making a doll is on my own vague "to do" list too.
Louise

KQ Sue said...

Your sprite is so fabulous! Feel better soon!

The Rabbit Factory said...

Wonderful Autumn Sprite! Thanks again for visiting my blog!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love your little Autumn Sprite! I have always wanted to take a doll class too, but so far haven't found one close enough or at a time where I could go. It looks like fun. I hope you're feeling better.