Sunday, March 18, 2007

Houston! We have Woodknot!

I'm calling the woodknot finished! And the same goes for his or her little wooded world of puffy painted poison mushrooms, hand-wired dyed fabric ferns and embellisher punched, silk infused with sprinklings of roving through her tunic and hat. Oh, and the gathered hand-dyed moss and homemade tree trunk.

During this project I made the first perfect stitch with the Bernina through my index finger. Mmmhmm.....I'm recovering and it will not happen again! Then tonight I injected a darning needle between my thumb and nail. Good times! But as I the blood pooled beneath my nail, I just kept going.... not stopping to care, laser focused on the birth of the woodknotress. As much as I wanted to be done with the woodnut, I'm actually considering starting a mermaid doll. This doll thing is addicting and for someone who flits from one technique to another or one class to the next it's just what the doctor ordered for me! Isn't she photogenic!

Probably the best doll I've made so far! (hmm...I say that with each successive doll)

My supervisor was my major motivation to complete this project in a timely manner:

Goodnight lil' critter. I forgive you for the punctures and lacerations. You've made me proud and a little child happy to share her mom's art with her friends.
This pattern and complete dvd instructions available from Allison Marano Faewyck Studios

12 comments:

Sue B said...

OH my gosh ! Stunning! I just love her. I wish I could see her in person. Nicely Done!

Judy said...

Love your latest doll! Sorry to hear of all of your unintentional but self-inflicted wounds. I read that part to my husband and he said to tell you that he hoped you didn't take up archery as your next hobby, but perhaps housepainting might be safer! LOL
Belated happy birthday wishes to you! The Dippin' Dots look absolutely yummy!!! MMM And the trip to the quilt shop sounded like fun too!
xo

Tami said...

What a fantastic looking woodknot! I love the colors and the whole display. Great job!

Doreen G said...

That doll is fantastic and worth any injuries that she inflicted on you (says me who didn't feel a thing)

StegArt said...

Ouch and Ouch! I flinched when I read about the needle going in under your nail, as that one has happened to me too. But yes, the work always goes on, even under pain and teary eyes. I love how she turned out. Great job!

MaryWig said...

YAY! From one woodknot to another, well done! My woodknot may be headed for the wood chipper, but I'll keep you posted....lol....

ladybyrd said...

Your woodknot is prettier than all the other woodknots. But what I'd like to know is would a wood knot knot wood if a woodknot could knot wood? I like the dippin dots too, the colors are pretty.

Susan said...

Congratulations and we missed you on Saturday!

Happy Belated B-day! :)

Dianne said...

Oh, she is just gorgeous!! So much work has gone into her, and all worth it! (Hope your finger is okay). Your supervisor did a great job with the whip.

Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

I love her!!! So much detail and she is just incredibly cute peeping out of her tree stump. The toadstools are terrific too! The colors and whole scene is just fantastic.

Judi said...

Isn't she fun! I made one of these in an on-line class with Alison. It lives at my Mom's house now.
Judi

Sara said...

absolutely love this doll!
i'll put you in my link list because you have such a nice blog and your art is very interesting!