Saturday, February 4, 2012

Talented Friends

My Little by Little quilt group met on Wednesday night and there was some great show & tell. Kathy has become SO good at making dolls! She uses polymer clay to sculpt their faces and hands - every single one turns out differently. Then she sews their clothing with exacting attention to the smallest of details - and she designs her own patterns and finds all the little embellishements that make them so special. Right now she is working on some  Christmas elves - she has orders for six of them.

Here are two heads that don't have bodies yet - their expressions are so sparkling and mischevious! I love the freckles on the girl elf.

She also showed us this quilt that she's stitching the binding - it will be sent to her son who is serving a two year mission in Uraguay.

Jayna has been making jewelry for several years now, but she just took a class and learned some new techniques to go along with the soldering that she's perfected. Now she can make her own bezels - and add a lot of depth and dimension to her work using resin. I'd say these have a slight steampunk vibe to them. Very fun!

I love rubbing shoulders with these friends each month and seeing what new projects they've been working on!


Raymond Homestead said...

Those elves are so cute!

Janet O. said...

Those elf dolls are amazing. I'm surprised she doesn't have more orders!
You have some very talented people in your group--one of which is you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Those elf heads are incredible. Talent, for sure!
Hugs :)

whitey said...

Kathy amazing as all ways and love the little key Jayna made.

jody said...

so many talents make great show and tell! love your smaller quilts and rug u are hooking on! great colors and great patterns! thanx for stopping by my blog! see you soon!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

great group of ladies you meet with; the elf heads are wonderful - and I really like the steam punk jewelry

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Your friends are incredibly talented!!From the elves to the quilt to the jewelery--everything is WOW!!!