Friday, October 22, 2010

On being published...Patti's New Book....

Ok, so I'm not good at 'blowing my own trumpet', I admit it.  People keep asking to see the picture of my doll in Patti, Elinor and Barbara's new book.... so here it is ~

Patti asked five of us to make a cloth doll from her beginner pattern... Mine is called Journey ~ she is sitting on her suitcase (middle doll with her legs crossed!)
This was an image of her almost completed.  She was the first doll I painted on an un-needle-sculptured head. Journey was my fifth doll.. infact, I haven't made a cloth doll since ~ cloth dolls are just too difficult!!
Anyway,  It really is a lovely book, full of handy tips....well worth the money :O)

These are Patti's other books ~ click here

Florence ~ enjoying my new work space too!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend... blogger error free... yay, I have a blog in good working order at last!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations, nothing wrong with tooting your own horn! It looks like a lovely book. What is it with calicos and creativity, mine is a constant in my studio, if I'm creating she's a permanent fixture, you're looks like the same!

    Drop in and visit my studio cat: http://mickiemuellerart.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, way to go, Patti is one of the most amazing artist's I've every met
    and cloth dolls are not hard, clay dolls are! LOL
    Karey

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  3. You are not kidding about cloth dolls being difficult to make. Sheesh, I've just finished my first and she was such a steep learning curve. I totally love her though,haha!

    Did your kitties find their way home, I hope they still do if not!

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  4. Congratulations, and well deserved to be included in this fabulous book!! Journey is a beautiful work of art. Cloth dolls are sometimes frustrating, but well worth the trouble...lol
    Your Kitty looks very comfortable in her new home. I would also like to know if your kitties found their way home!

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  5. Congratulations on participating in this interesting book! Your style developed just for a year - you should be very proud of that! You had been trusted with reason - Journey looks very pretty! I'm sure you'll have new opportunities to show your charming dolls and people will admire their beauty and your talent!

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  6. Congrats Abi! I hear you on the cloth dolls. I designed and created cloth dolls for years before I tried my hand at clay. I've never really gone back LOL

    Hugs,

    Sue

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  7. Congrats on the book, they should have put yours on the cover. I have to say I am itching to get back to cloth doll making, although I use paper clay as well... one day my ankle will heal and then I'm back on that sewing machine 24/7!!!

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  8. Congrats on the entry in the book! I agree cloth dolls are a struggle for me. I think its cause my sewing skills need some work. I think it awesome, way to go!

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  9. Congrats! Your work is amazing and well worthy of the book. Soooo toot-toot-rootie-toot-toot that horn. Congrats!
    Lurena
    Tattered Moon

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  10. she is so beautiful!!! very much so!!! i can't believe how talented you are!!!

    most lovely thoughts

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  11. Of course, we wanted to see the picture, Journey is a lovely doll. It really has been a journey for you in your doll-making!

    Florence is gorgeous!

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  12. Congratulations to you! That's terrific news. :) Your doll is lovely, as usual. So very exciting. :) Theresa

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  13. Congratulations Abi!!!!
    I love Patti's work~

    I started in cloth and leather.... soon to abandon them for clay...

    Your doll is wonderful!

    Hope you are loving your new home!
    Love~Pattee

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  14. oh, Abi....... big congratulations!! it must be such fun to see yourself in print.

    I must try to finish the doll I began months ago... paper clay... remember her? After Black Eyed Suzi's style... she is head and body only at the moment....

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  15. Congratulations Abi! Your doll is gorgeous and I do hope you do more in the cloth!
    The book looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it in person!
    xoxo

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  16. That is just AWESOME for you...Congratulations it is great to see such talented rewarded and published...well done

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  17. Fantastic to have your doll in a book isn't it!

    Who knows what will follow for you!

    Marijke

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  18. How are you doing Abi...
    How are your fur babies doing?

    Are you getting used to where your living now?

    Just thinking of you : )
    Love~Pattee

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  19. I just discovered your work and wow - your dolls are so stunning. They have such a presence! I am smitten!

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  20. Congratulations...so glad you let us know....because how else would we know to be proud of you.......

    I used to make dolls and I appreciate how much work goes into them.....I still love them; just don't have time to do all I like to do.....

    By the way, she is beautiful; can't wait to get the book.....

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  21. hola mi amor!
    we are all home from our travels in san miguel.look what you have been up to! congratulations abi! (you never told me cloth dolls were so difficult, even gritty janes??)
    i can hear you laughing....

    love florence. and you!
    xoxoxoxo,
    rebecca

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  22. That's wonderful Abi, Congratulations.. cloth dolls are less messy than making clay dolls..OH well, unless your me I guess...have I mentioned before how much I love your cats and dogs!

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  23. Abi, this is just so cool! Congratulations! A truly beautiful
    doll ......toot away!

    Hugs,

    Sue

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