Thursday, February 11, 2010

A long day!

Hi Everyone,
The rain has stopped for awhile at least and the sun is shining.
It's been a busy day today but very satisfying. Always good to feel you have achieved something. I have been making final preparations for a lovely new website. I'm really happy with it and can't wait for the turn over....hopefully next month. In April, Wattlebee will be celebrating 6 years of doing what we love, so a new fresh website will mark the occasion perfectly.

I have also been organising a big change....more on that soon!

She'll Be Apples ( or Toffee Apple) is finally out and I have a pic of the cover here.

Australian Homespun always present projects in such a beautiful way...don't you think?

I have some more gorgeous versions of my pattern Daisy to show. Angela from Brazil has kindly sent these images and I just had to share. She is a very talented doll maker and has a good eye for colour. Thanks again Angela, I love to see & share your work.

Sitting on the cutest chairs....they even have little 'beauty' spots!

On the school front, we have an Art Camp coming up to beautiful Moreton Island ( about 1 hr 15 min from the Port of Brisbane). White sand and clear water.....and lots of arty things to do. Really looking forward to that. Lots to do to prepare, but good company and so much fun. Warning! I plan on taking lots of photos...

Now I'm off to watch "Murder at the Vicarage" an old Agatha Christie story. Miss Marple is played by Geraldine it is an early one. Hope it's a goodie!

Take care


Monday, February 1, 2010

Exciting News!

Hi everyone,
I was asked for an interview with Australian Homespun recently and you can have a look at their Blog here. Such a lovely surprise and you can see the new doll project Toffee Apple.

Bye for now

Blink and you'll miss it!

Hi everyone,

What happened to January? Can you believe we're into our second month of 2010? I hate having to write the whole 2010 thing, no short '09 anymore....I have to stop myself from trying to abbreviate it. That's my little whinge for today :)
On a brighter note Bev's comment was drawn out of the hat and I'll be posting out an Ada pattern to her in the next couple of days. Thank you all for taking the trouble to comment here and via lovely emails.
The weather has been quite violent with strong wind and pelting rain. There is a cyclone or two floating around and causing wet miserable conditions. My plants do love the rain though and it was really nice being inside catching up on some pattern writing and study, and cooler too.
I have some pictures of gorgeous dolls made by Angela ( from Brazil) from some Wattlebee patterns. Angela is a very talented lady and the results are fabulous. This is Florence looking very swish in her pearls and stylish black, red & white. I'll post more soon. Thanks Angela.

The wet conditions made this weekend ideal for catching up on some drawing for my next study unit. This is what I came up with for body in space. It could be out of scale/proportion etc, so I let my imagination run.

I used charcoal pencils for this. Don't think it means anything profound or deep...I just really like birdcages ( nice architectural lines) and this body shape ( I took a photo) worked well. I've been drawing lots of feet for this project...they are really quite nice to draw.
The Homespun Magazine project is out this coming week. I was under the impression it was a January issue so my appologies if anyone has been looking out for it.

Take care,



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