Monday, 19 June 2017

There's a Starman waiting in the sky.....

or actually waiting on our record player.

Good morning world, hope you are all fab on this incredibly warm Monday morning. It's hot here in England, and we are just not really used to it.


Personally I'd like to siesta the day away, but first I really want to share with you all some photos of my David Bowie inspired Starman.




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As you will know if you follow me I am lucky enough to be part of the Makers Medley, a group of wonderful ladies who are all incredibly talented doll makers. Each month we have a challenge where we make a doll on a certain brief, and this month's brief was 'Planets'. I have to say each month I am astonished by the variety and talent shown, and this month is no exception. Please do follow us on either Facebook or Instagram,if you like dolls, you wont regret it.


But a bit more about Ziggy, my Starman, I have always been, along with some many others, a huge Bowie fan, and grew up loving his music, so after the words..."I need a starman" .. formed in my mind when attempting to visualise something new and extraordinary for this challenge, I couldn't stop thinking Bowie.

 And so Ziggy was born.

I hand painted his suit, originally plain white Lycra, before sewing it together, made him some red boots and then bought a guitar all the way from China for him to hold.




His hair was a challenge, I wanted fine hair, not thick like wool. So using the same techniques as my Sally's hair (blog post in more detail here) I made him a wig and then after sewing it on I cut it into style.

As part of the challenge we cannot show work-in-progress photos, nothing before the big reveal, so sadly I forgot to take all the work-in-progress photos I usually do, so you will have to make do with finished ones, but I love the way he has turned out, and I hope you do too.




Image may contain: text'Well what's next?' I hear you shout. Let me tell you I am really excited to see what the girls come up with for the next challenge 'Children's Book Character', and I am already planning out my contribution.

I will endeavour to take some work in progress pictures too next time, but until the big reveal on the 16th July, all will be under wraps.

so bye for now.



Hugs and Kisses
Ally

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Exciting new delivery today


Good morning you internet lovelies  


So the postman knocked on the door this morning and I crossed my fingers because I have been waiting for this particular parcel for a while now as it was being sent from China, and that can take a bit of time.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

legs, legs and more legs

Good morning internet sweethearts,

hope everyone is ok and enjoying spring/summer or autumn/winter, depending on where you are in the world. It's a little rainy here today, but at least that means the garden is being watered and I feel I can stay in and sew and not feel I ought to be outside. (Although sewing outside, is by far the best.)



Monday, 22 May 2017

Breena - The Makers Medley Challenge for May

Morning all you internet lovelies.

Last week was the May reveal for the Makers Medley Challenge (it's on the 16th of each month) and the challenge was Spring/Forests, which is lovely. I really love spring, as the weather warms and the blossoms appear everywhere, I can easily imagine little fairies everywhere too.