Monday, 9 February 2009

Hello Dolly!

I'm very excited because in four weeks time I will be in Jersey for a week, teaching and exhibiting. I was asked if part of the exhibition could be devoted to dolls, which is wonderful except I make relatively few dolls and most of those I have made live elsewhere! Granny Annie still lives with us.


And so does Fenella de Vil, close relative of the more famous Cruella.


I am managing to borrow back Marquesa who was commissioned for a 60th birthday present.



And the recently made Mr Nellybigbelly.


However, four dolls hardly make an exhibition and so this weekend I thought I ought to remedy the situation. This is a doll I started about 18 months ago (some of you may even remember seeing her) but I was having lots of problems with the skin fabric fraying and splitting and she was without limbs.


So I started again with the arms and legs and at last she is finished.



"Aisha", African Queen


I think I would like to add a lot more beads and possibly a headdress of some description.

But for now she is complete, as I've one or two more to finish off.


I couldn't write a post today without mentioning the dreadful fires in Australia. I was aghast watching the news last night, especially to think some may have been started deliberately. Much has already been written on blogs today and I have little more to add other than to send my most heartfelt wishes out to friends, blogging or otherwise who have been effected. And if you want to help pop over to Jodie or Trashy who have links to the appropriate websites

20 comments:

  1. Aisha is fabulous. The hair is so amazing. Gina, your wealth of talent continues to astound me. A week in Jersey sounds great too - lets hope the weather has picked up a bit by then too.

    Monda
    x

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  2. Beautiful dolls Gina,
    have a safe trip to Jersey.

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  3. Thanks for putting up a link Gina.

    Your dolls are amazing. Hope you have a fabulous time in Jersey.

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  4. Wow to the dolls Gina! You are so clever! Lucy x

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  5. Amazing dolls, you are such a clever person. Enjoy Jersey won't you?

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  6. A week in Jersey can't be bad and your dolls are wonderful. Hope the weather is kind to you and I'm sure you will be a great success. Have a super time.

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  7. It was lovely to see you yesterday and hear all your exciting news. I love Aisha, what wonderful hair. I can't wait to see your other dolls.

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  8. Gina I am not surprised you have been asked to go to Jersey, you are such a wonderfully talented lady. Thoughtful and kind hearted too.

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  9. Wow - Aisha is wonderful! I can't imagine where you even begin to make something like that?! x

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  10. Wow Gina! Your detail is amazing -- those must take forever to make! And darn it -- if you were going to the Jersey that I go to maybe we could meet up LOL!

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  11. Sounds like an exciting trip Gina. The dolls are great - I wonder what the next character will be?

    Celia

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  12. Wow, Gina - fabulous dolls!
    Enjoy your trip - will you escape the awful weather?!

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  13. Wow Gina, these are amazing! How on earth do you make them so realistic? Very talented lady methinks.
    Terrible about the arson aspect of the fires isn't it? Just how moronic can people be? xx

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  14. Hi Gina! I Love Fennella de Ville! and the African Queen is great too ... oh actauylly they are all fantastic! Good luck at the exhibition! x

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  15. Your dolls are really stunning Gina - love Aisha's earrings and the fabric on her dress! You still free on Friday? It would be lovely to see you. Emma x

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  16. she's a real cool chick - i love Aisha she' just gorgeous.

    xxx

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  17. Grown up dollies - how fab are they?

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  18. Gina, they are fabulous! They are very lucky to be able to see them all in Jersey.

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  19. Wow Gina, your doll making skills are incredible!

    I hope you and your pint sized pals have a blast in Jersey!

    :)

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  20. Your blog is glorious, beautiful photos, and the dolls are sensational.

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