Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yellow Puzzle piece dolls.

I am insane! Yes, I admit it here. I've got so many other things to work on, but I just can't help myself with making these adorable puzzle piece dolls. We have a challenge on BAD which is not suppose to start until April 1st, but here I am already with three under my belt. My challenge was to use yellow. No problem...a trip to Byzantium and there you go. Yellow taking over my life! But, this has been another challenge for me too.

I met Nicolle Campanella on another Yahoo Group & she was looking for entries for a new book she was doing called Flatwork. I inquired, but since a lot of my work is not flat, I didn't think she'd be interested in my work. Well, she was & she wants to add a couple of my dolls to her book. So I got to looking at the other examples of work that are going to be in her new book,and thought I needed to work on trying to make my bead embroidery flat or traditional. I was taught this by Rena Denison at Bzyantium, but never really got much into now. Well, now I'm hooked. Thank you Nicolle for making me rethink my beading and coming up with some fun projects. Now, I just can't help myself. I promised the gals on bad that I'm finished with doing yellow, but I still have 15 more puzzle pieces! I'm serious...I can't help myself.

Please view my new dolls for Spring....Marigold, Jonquil, and Daffodil.


Mieke said...

WOWWWWWWWW, they are great!! The faces are so lovely!!

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Kim said...

Pretty cute!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dot,

You make Yellow fun again! I adore your puzzle pieces and look forward to seeing more.

Thanks for sharing these puzzle darlings with us

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
Night Beader

Noel said...

Wow three done...I haven't started mine yet....Love your yellow Beauties I want to start mine...LOL!

Anonymous said...


What's next? As I said in the group, you should do a whole puzzle. I think that would be so unusual.


abeadlady said...

Those dolls are great, Dot. I love the puzzle piece idea. How many did you say you were making?


GraceBeading said...

Dot.. they are amazing - each and every one. So bright and cheerful, I can't help but smile!

Pam R said...

If this is insanity, I'll take some!


Robin said...

OMG, these are adorable... I want to do it too!!!!!! Thanks for showing them... an idea I really love! Oh, yes, and they're technically great as well.

Robin A.

KrispiS said...

I love your little bright faced puzzle dolls! They are about as cute as they come! I just can't get those puzzle pieces out of my head. In fact, I have been dreaming about puzzle pieces, and am thinking that I am going to use puzzle pieces for the format of my next bead journal project. The rest is still forming in my mind.