So this week I have something to show for both Challenges, and am adding a Challenge of my own too down below! With spot prizes no less!!
Dottie Angel's Challenge of the Utmost Kind (click on logo in side bar to read her):
I was rummaging through the press on Saturday and found some old curtain fabric so put together a few more light coloured fabrics, all recycled or scraps from Mom's dressmaking, to begin making this table runner.
Then I found some lovely turquoisy/green which looks very much like the fabric of my favourite dress when I was about 10, and am adding some appliqué flowers. If it turns out well I'll put it in the shop.
For the CED 'Art Story' Challenge I'm showing you some very battered dolls which sit on a little chair in the sitting room:Meet Katie Emma and Jemima!
When the girls were little we had no access (or money) for buying toys so when people gave me fabric scraps I sewed things for them.
These two dolls are from an old 'Prima' magazine pattern (people gave me magazines as well, and my Granny in South Africa posted me 'Your Family' magazine for years and years- from which were made every one's clothes, and all the baking!). Katie Emma came first, and then, because we lived in East Africa and it seemed weird to me for the girls not to have a coloured doll, Jemima was made.
I sewed them when Sos was a baby(nearly 19 years ago...oh my giddy aunt!), to prevent Dilly from treating the baby like a stuffed toy! They are stuffed with old socks and also kapok from the tree in my FIL's garden at the time. They have had a lot of loving, battering, washing, dragging...so you see, when I make dolls to sell and I tell folks they will withstand wear, I know exactly what I'm talking about!
And now for the Challenge I'm giving you!
What Music inspires you?
For me one of the most empowering songs I know is Whitney Houston's 'One Moment in Time':
I listen to it and I'm able for anything- the higher the volume, of course, the more able!
If you have time to add a YouTube link to your comment, even better, then we can all listen and opinionate! If there's more than 4 songs I'll draw four names for spot prizes! Howzat?? And you have until next Monday morning-ish (GMT!) or hIT! (heckety's Irish Time, of COURSE!!!) to enter!
I love hearing new Artists and Music so BLOW ME AWAY!