Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More sneak peak....BFAC

I actually ran out of beads from the Beading for a Cure kit! I had purchased additional beads because I knew I wanted to do a bigger piece than last year, but after running out of tube extra tubes of the size 11 orchids, I decided I needed some help. I went onto my Delphi Group "All About Beads" & let the girls there know that I needed more beads. Instantly, Gretchen responded & told me she had both the translucent & the matt...yippee! I know, but I still won't haven enough so Tracey said she had part of another tube...I jumped on that too. I still hope there is enough to finish the beaded hair. I finished the "baby" with what Gretchen sent, but haven't started to complete the head of hair. Usually I like longer hair on a doll, but the weight would have made the doll topple over, so I gave her shorter curly hair. I still need to finish more surface embellishment on the Mother & then use the crystals for a fringe for the Baby. I have until August 3rd to finish, get pictures and mail her off. Whew...but I can get it done. I'm leaving next Wednesday for a week out in Seattle visiting my friend Cynthia & would really like to get it done before I leave. Don't know if I can do that as even though I have the next three days off from work, I'm going to take my Mom up to Holmes County Thursday as she's never seen the Amish (plus I want to get more wool felt in Berlin & Chris wants to try out his new camera), and Friday I'm working a full shift at Byzantium. Oh and barbeque at my cousin's on the 3rd...work four more days, pack, mail stuff...and try to bead & relax. I'm tried just writing about it. But anyway...this is for Gretchen & the girls on Delphi-Mother's Love. By the way, if you want to know how big this doll is, I just measure her & she is 14 inches tall.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooooh - how beautiful!! Purple is one of my favourite colours.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

She is so beautiful. I am surprised at how big she is! Your dolls certainly have a style of their own..so whimsical and endearing. She is amazing and your beading of course, is also.
xx, Carol

Susan Elliott said...

WOW DOT! She looks great! And I'm so glad the blogosphere responded to your cry for beads...Hope you find time to bead amidst your busy week...we're counting on you!