Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A bit of catching up here . . .

Since our daughter Mandy's birthday is today, I can finally post her gifties. Hard to believe the youngest of our six kids turned 29 today.

All these birthday goodies were completed a few weeks ago before I came down with some strange sort of flu. Only good thing about being tied down with an achy body and sore head was getting to finish several great books.

We are experimenting with different methods of photographing beadwork here, hence the different shots and exposures.

For those of you who have asked about the Comfort Doll Workshop that I gave last month, believe it or not I was so darn busy helping folks I forgot all about my camera until I unloaded all the workshop supplies back home! Quite a few of the workshop attendees had never even threaded a needle let alone do any beading previously. But they became the most enthusiastic participants of all.

One of the sample practice dolls I used in the workshop has become yet another birthday present for the Mandy daughter. Pictured below, she is decked out in July's birthstone color -- a color I knew Mandy would never wear in a bracelet but would enjoy in a doll.

Will have more projects to post soon (I am knee-deep in them at the moment!) and a few more of the sample practice dolls that have been developed further since the workshop.


abeadlady said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick. Hope you are better now.
Lucky Mandy. You can make birthday pressies for me anytime. Grin


Pat Winter said...

I hope you are feeling better. Mandy will be thrilled with her doll. I can imagine the fun you had during your workshop. That is so neat. I never tire of viewing the basket of dolls. It would make a wonderful desktop background.

Hélène H said...

Hm these are really gorgeous presents !

I hope you are feelin better now and are full of creative energy !

Bejeweled said...

Such pretty, pretty bracelets!

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you are on the mend and feeling much better now.

I loved what you said about books and bedrest. I swear good books and warm, purring kitties at the foot of the bed are some of the best medicine when you are feeling sick :)

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Kathy...Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I was delighted!

Lucky Mandy! The bracelets are lovely and the doll is just great! I am sure that she will just love them. Six kids...and I thought two were a!!! ;-) And, yes, doesn't time fly!

I, too, love that shot of all the dollies! Would love to hear more about how your students are enjoying beading on them.

Hope you are feeling better!

~Lisa ;-)

P.S. Kathy, would you send me your e-mail address, I had a note I wanted to send to you?

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OO, you clean up real good,


Glad you are feeling better.

Missed you.

xo, Monica

p.s. Why is it I can't ever find your EMAIL?

Sacredartist said...

I really like the green bracelet with all the different shades! Green is my birth stone but only lately have I really come to like that color. I am more of a Purple girl.
Just looked and green is on the opposite side of purple. Figures.
Your doll look like a lot of fun to embellish. Beautiful!
KV Thank you for saying so many nice comments on my blog. Thank you for spending time to visit my blog. It really means a lot to me!!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Alright, alright... I'm NOT too proud to beg! Zip me over your email addy... can't seem to find it! Thanks, Me :)

artandtea said...

Hi Kathy,
I hope you're feeling much better now.
I love the colors and beadwork of your doll and your bracelets - perfect for a summer birthday. Beautiful! What a lovely gift for your daughter. Happy Birthday to her!

Maggie R said...

Hi KV..Thanks for dopping by my blog..... It means a lot when you do....;-}
Hope you are feeling well again...
Your bracelets are so pretty..... Lucky gal to receive them.
I love the doll...... the colors are Lovely..... What a lovely gift to give and receive