Sunday, July 20, 2008

TIF June - better late than never...................

I've been in a bit of a mess for the last month or more. Access to my work room has been interrupted by plumbing and wiring and I've had to act as plumber's and electrician's mate.It will only be for a week or so, said the Boss. But I knew better, so I did a bit of preparation and that led to my TIF submission for June.

So that's one side of the story. The other is a kind of evolution. I'm having a table at this year's Lammas Fair on the seafront and I wanted to make some mermaids to sell. The inspiration came from previous TIFs - so I really have taken it further. In January I admired Alexander Fleming for his discovery, and based my design around that. But I also admired Constance Howard for her innovation (who doesn't?) and Winsome Davies for her hand embroidered 3D items, mostly toys. The Winsome inspiration carried through to February, when I remembered Jack Frost patterns on the windows.

So I designed a fish-faced Merbabe based on the Jack Frost pattern and made up a whole lot of body parts ready to assemble and embellish while I watched the TV in the evenings after the DIY shift!


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11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those are really cute!

StegArt said...

Oh my goodness, those are so darling!

Conni said...

They are adorable - and I love the name!

Jo in NZ said...

Kay, I "heart" your dolls so much.
How about just stopping, OK?? I don't NEED to try something new!! lol

JoWynn Johns said...

You are going to have a wonderful table. I hope potential buyers appreciate the artfulness of these dolls. They're precious.

arlee said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW they're SO sweet!!!!!!!

Connie said...

I love these dolls

Diane said...

What wonderful faces you have given them. What precious little folk for the seaside!

Magpie Sue said...

I agree with everyone else - they're adorable! How did they sell? (Do you have any left?)

Elliemac said...

Your dolls are lovely and thank-you for your welcome. Your work on your other blogs is great as well --- I have got so much to look at, I think I will soon take root at the computer.

Mermaid's Purse said...

These are so cute and your faces are always just so perfect - who could resist them?