Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Just had to share ......

Look at all this wonderful fabric art that I received in the mail this week !!!! You can imagine the excitement opening my parcels!!! Lots of oohhing and aahhing.

The pictures in order, from Left to Right..... firstly the most gorgeous fabric house page which Belinda Schneider generously made for all of us girls in her Fabric Doll Page swap. It is just divine!!! The colours, the beading, the cute buttons and then the door personalised with my name - I just love it to bits!!!

The dolls are made by Dot Christian (AUST), Patti Gramza (USA), Jo Wholohan (AUST) and Magda (GER). Take a closer look, they are just all so individual and beautifully done... what talented textile artists!!!!

This second photo shows the back of the front cover. Belinda has included all of our names in the colourful blooms.
The first funky doll is Ranga, made by Belinda Schneider (LUX), Zetti doll is by Tina (USA I think?? and the third beauty is by Fiona Mortimer (AUST). Arent they fantastic? Love all of those gorgeous fabrics and amazing embellishments.

Photo 3 is of three beautiful Icicles dolls that I received from another swap I participated in with Belinda hosting. The first blue one is by Patti G. It is so cute with its little baby icicle.. love that touch Patti. The second midnight blue icicle is by Belinda Schneider...very gorgeous her floral hat and wonderful beading and the third gorgeous icicle is from Rini. This photo doesnt do it justice...beautiful lac and turquoise beading and a lovely soft face. All so different and all so wonderful.

This 4th photo is of an art doll that Belinda made for me called Kaffe. So quirky!!! I admired it on Belinda's blog and was so excited to see it in real life.... dont you just love that bow and that hot pink lipstick?

This last picture is of beautiful art doll that I recently commissioned from Alma Stoller in the USA. I had seen one of her dolls on Belinda Schneiders blog and after visiting Alma's blog a few times decided I would love one of her art dolls too. Love this little lady. She has the most beautiful handpainted face and hair. This beautiful girl will hang proudly in my art room.

Anyway.... hope you have all enjoyed my wonderful art mail!


Dawnie said...

My ,my my miss Jacky you have blown me away with all the eye candy and have gone in for closups too !
The fabric girls work is just divine so you must be over the moon.
Yummo my lovely. Love the fabric ATCs and the icicles too.You have been a busy bee.

Dawnie T

Poppy said...

Thanks for sharing! Love to see all the wonderful things that people are making.

Jill in florida

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Everything is so yummy --- lovely blog entry --- so beautiful to look at -- thanks, Jacky.


Julie H said...

What fantastic swaps - these are all so different and wonderful!

A bird in the hand said...

Jacky! I didn't know you had a blog. Lovely. I'm glad you took the plunge :))

Jo Wholohan said...

Love it Jacky, they are soooo wonderful :))

Dot said...

What a wonderful post Jacky! Lots of eye candy. The fabric doll page swap was so good wasn't it?

Love the Kaffe Fassett goth doll by our friend Belinda.

And the Alma Stoller doll is fabulous!!! (can't wait to see her in the flesh).

catharinas-love said...

Hi Jacky , I have got a icicle doll from me and I from you .
Thank you , I am very happy with it .
Big hug from Rini---the Netherlands

Cotton Picker said...

I first saw the fabric doll pages on Dot's blog. I thought it was such a great idea that I have already made two of my own so far. All the dolls you have featured here are outstanding. So much inspiration.

martha brown said...

These girls are beautiful! You look like you have been having so much fun lately!