New Pattern

For several years 5 of us doll designers have been getting together and sharing our work with groups.  We've called it Flat Doll Days.  It has been great fun and it is really an excuse for the 5 of us to get together and enjoy each others company.  Each year we have a different theme just so we keep ourselves fresh.
This year our theme was Opposites Attract.  Sally Lampi said she was the only one who caught on to the true meaning of the theme.  Here's a photo of my "take" on the theme:
                                                                                    Patti's Stargazy Fairy Fan
PattiFancifulFairyFanFront Starting on the left I have Night, Day, White, Black and Colorful. 
Yes.  It is a fan.  Sort of.  Each blade is connected with cording so that when it is open they stay together.  The clothes are removable from each of the fairies so they can trade around.  The arms move, but the rest of the body is stationary as it is appliqued onto the fan blade.

The back of the fan is done in crazy patch style using the fabrics from the fairy side.
PattisFancifulFairyFanBack

Since I am no longer selling retail on my website if you are interested you can buy the pattern from:
http://www.clothdollpatterns.com
http://www.dollmakersjourney.com

Some of my idea for this fan was taken from Lisa See's book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan".  I think it would be fun to do a friendship fan with 4 friends.  I know the 5 of us are thinking about that.  Many things can be done with this design.

Soon I'll be flying to Lexington, Kentucky to take a class with Pam Grose at Annie Hesse's Magic, Mischief and Mayhem.  I'll post pictures when I return.  I'll also download photo's from EDAC.  I just returned from there so come back soon.

While in Kentucky I'll be teaching a workshop at Making Ends Meet…Again! in Shelbyville, KY.  I'm so excited that they've chosen my Elizabeth doll from "Creative Cloth Doll Couture".
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Elizabeth teaches face drawing and coloring along with Heat Transfer Dyes, fabric collage, finger turning and sculpting, simple beadwork and creating fun shoes.

She's one of my favorite dolls and I know everyone will enjoy making her.

If you are interested contact:
Making Ends Meet
502-633-5427
http://www.makingendsmeet.com

Hope to see some of you there.

2 Responses to “New Pattern”

  1. shashi. says:

    How gorgeous is that!

  2. marla says:

    what a great pattern!! wish you’d come our way, would love to take a class with you!!

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