Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bead Journal Project-October


For October I decided to recycle a doll form from the article I wrote for Doll Crafter's and Costuming. The article was my very first front page, and I was tickled to pieces over it. When the local bead store saw the article before it was published, they wanted me to teach the cat. It was the first time a beaded doll class was to be offered at Byzanitum. I had 5 students. Every single one of them really enjoyed the class, and asked me for more doll classes. Yes, I'm going to be teaching more in the 2009 year.

Roxane from Byzantium called this class the Howling Black Cat, and I really liked the name. Initially this class was taught with a fabric face, and this was how this doll began. But one member from Bead Art Dolls (sorry, but I forgot her name), had gotten the article, shrunk the pattern, and made this black cat using a button she got a Joann's. I really loved the button, and bought a set for myself. Now, this doll was the doll that I used in class for a sample. It started with all the different stitches here and there. It was a big mess, and I just put it to the side. But then, I thought to myself that if I didn't finish it now in October, it would go into a big tub of unfinished projects and never get done. Then I opened a drawer of buttons and saw that funny cat face. I was really inspired, and had the best time finishing this up in record time. It only took me a week to finish this 6 inch doll.

5 comments:

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I love your cat! I wish that I could take your class too! Camilla

Carol said...

He's a great cat! Reminds me of the Cheashire Cat face. (spelling).
You should teach. Share your talent. Makes the world a better place.

GraceBeading said...

Oh... oh... I have that face button too, a gift from Monica (girlgonethreadwild) with a orange and black checkered cat form. I beaded it up a couple of months ago and what fun.

Wonderful black kitty you have there!

Lynn said...

Meow! What do the Scotties think of that?? This cat is so fun - he just forces you to smile!

Robin said...

The button face is fabulous!!!! Funny cat... makes me laugh out loud!

Robin A.