Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Finished my bunny girl.She is now a hand puppet and happy to be so.As a puppet she can do many things: move her head, her paws, her ears and skirt. It takes three fingers to do so.But when she is resting she looks like in this picture.
Entirely made by hand from rags.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I am sewing by hand this piece. Here she is wearing a skirt.Maybe I will decide tomorrow whether is going to be a puppet or a doll bunny.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
and here as a toy bag
I have plans to improve this one and give it a new twist.Also I am going to try a bunny bag, a kitty bag for a change.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Here is shown with its support, a plastic bottle when not used as a puppet.
To assemble just wrap her in her shawl secure it with a pin and play with her as a hand puppet.
You can tell beautiful Russian stories (made up is OK) of snow and harsh winters.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I created this blog for my rag dolls and puppet creations.I started this passion of doll making in 1975 and through the years I made many dolls and puppets which I offered as gifts to children of my friends, colleagues and neighbors.Here is my full body bunny, called Charley, born in 1975 in Bucharest, Romania.
Charley was entirely handmade, at the time I didn't know how to use the sewing machine.The thrill of these dolls was also the fact they were my own creation, no pattern and no machine to help me.
Later I made patterns of my own designs but I still couldn't make two dolls alike after the same pattern; I found I can have more fun if I changed the elements, keep my creativity fresh and my interest vivid.