Sunday, April 05, 2009


Thought I'd share something thats been happening in my life in the last few months...

Been joining in with a super online workshop creating CLOTH CLAY DOLLS with the super talented Jane DesRosier ( Gritty ) and loving it so much.

Each lesson is stepped out in easy to follow video lessons.

that even this newbie sewer can follow ...and have enjoyed every step so far.
All the members share photo files just brimming with inspiration and monthly challenges if the cloth clay bug really bites you.

Not finished the first doll yet...but have so enjoyed the process so far

and gotta love my cherubs that make my life so rich... as do my friends that have given me so much love and support of late loosing my best shadow.

I shall miss you every day you super sock stealer .

Bless you for all the joy and endless love you have given me.

Your forever in my heart dear Billy, my best friend.



Sam Marshall said...

Hi Dawnie,
Very sad to hear about your little mate.
I like your cool clay doll-looking good.

Julie H said...

Glad to see you back here in blog land dear friend, and so nice to see Mr Billy - your little shadow.
Missing those super soft ears too...
Thanks for sharing the dolly process, I am so looking forward to seeing her finished - I know you will do an amazing job.

Dot said...

Hi there Dawnie

I am glad to see you back in blog land too. And I am loving the photo's of the dolly process. It looks like so much fun sweetie!

So sad that your best mate Billy has passed on. Love the photo of him. And know he will be very missed. And also know he was very loved by you and your family.

Many thanks for the photo's you sent to me of DJ's class too.

Much love

Dotee xoxo

kelsey said...

Look at you getting a head start on our class for next year!!! You're star will be shining bright in the doll class!

Hugs for your for Billy...brings tears to my eyes.

Patti G. said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh your sweet Billy is gone! :( My heart aches for you! I lost my Buddy 2 plus years ago and still shed tears over him! Amber got a new puppy, Rufio and he is adding some new excitement to our lives! He must be Billy's soul partner, because he steals socks too.....and quickly!!! :0) Anyways, I am sorry for your loss! Our pets are so dear! <3

Your clay doll is amazing so far, so I can only imagine what you will do to her, with your talents of beading and embellishing! I look forward to seeing her evolve!!!! YOU are a talent my friend!!!!!!
Sending hugs and smooches,

Glenda said...

Hi Dawnie
Sorry about the loss of your sock stealer, he would have been a mate to our Zaccy, who steals them from the washing and the folding basket, out of your hands and even off your feet.
Thats a gourgeous photo of your boy.
Looking forward to the finished results of your cloth clay dolls

Genevieve said...

Hugs and Kisses to you D. Looking forward to the finished product, good onya for trying new techniques.


Belinda said...

so sorry to here about your dog, my poor dog has been ill later and I feel for you with your loss. Loving the doll you are making. Belinda

Eva said...

Dawnie ... so great to have you back in the land of the www. So sad that you had to leave the Reatreat early - but even sadder on the loss of your 'sock stealer' pet - Billie. I so felt for you that day and still do.

Take care of you and your family. Love and hugs!

Eva :-)

PS: Hopefully see you at next years Retreat to catch up on missed 'chit chat'.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Dawnie your Billie was such a cutey pie,I really know what your going through.
Your doll looks awesome
Sending you extra hugs

Gaby Bee said...

I'm so sorry to here about your dog, Dawnie. The pic of your beloved Billie is beautiful!
Your dolls are fabulous.
I wish you a wonderful rest of this week and a sunny upcoming weekend.

Sending hugs

Anonymous said...

hey, you never are afraid of any new medium - love that! she looks grand i'm looking forward to seeing more of her :)

dogfaeriex5 said...

your doll is amazing, i am very envious of her...billy will be in your heart forever sweet girl...xo

Mandi said...

I feel for you for losing is so hard to ...we lost our Daniel just 2 weeks ago after 16 years so can doll is coming along great will look forward to seeing her finished...they seem to take forever tho don't they...well I feel they do..anyway chat soon...bye the way we lived in Perth awhile back and in fact still have our home there...

Properties in Manila said...

I’ve never heard of such a thing “cloth clay art” I’m very curious how you created a beautiful sculpture out of clay and cloth.

Audrey said...

Hi Dawnie
Thought I'd pop in and see what you are up to.
I'd love to see what you doll looks like now.
Sorry to hear about your dear old friend. I have a little 16yr old, devoted friend who is by my side constantly, I dread the day the universe decides it's her time.
Sending Hugs your way.

Patti G. said...

Hi Dawnie, I just was checking in on you, you came to my mind and I wondered if you had posted lately. I see you are a bit quiet and hope that things are going well for you!
<3 I am thinking of you and hope that your art dolls are coming along. Share them with us if you have the time....we'd love to see!
Sending hugs for you,

Gaby Bee said...

Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Big hugs, Gaby

Ro Bruhn said...

I love the doll you're making, the face is gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your lose too, they are so much a part of our lives.

Lost Aussie said...

What a lovely Blog Dawnie, some very delicious artwork here.
Thanks for adding my Online Class Button!

Jay said...

You started my week with another wonderful art inspiration.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. You'll gonna miss him so much I'm sure.
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Susan said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for letting me visit.