Friday, July 24, 2009

Spirit Of Friendship Doll: Miss Shamrock & Rose Garden Art

This past March my long time friend Sherry from Texas and I was chatting about garden art and I ask if she would create for me a pottery globe with carved roses, butterfly and dragonfly to display in my garden. Sherry recently started a great blog called, "Clay, Cloth and Clover "and she also has an etsy shop where she sells her lovely creations. Sherry will post on her blog detail steps on how she created this "Rose Garden Clay Globe" for me. I just received my Truly Lovely Rose Garden Clay Globe today. Please have a look at this incredibly beautiful piece of art. I Love it and will Cherish this Rose Garden Clay Globe forever. It will always have a place of honor in my garden. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sherry asked, me to create a "Spirit of Friendship Doll" for her. I posted several photos below on how I created "Miss Shamrock" for Sherry.

The shutters of our home are painted in "Provence Blue"! I selected this color because it reminds me of the lovely Lavender Fields of Provence France. The dragonfly and two butterflies were painted in "Provence Blue" for this reason.

Roses, Rosebuds and Butterfly. Sherry painted the roses in three shades of pink. Sherry's expertise in carving all the motifs was truly exquisite

This photos show the theme saying on my blog. Friends are Flowers In Life's Garden!! This makes this Rose Garden Clay Globe even more special.

This photo is of Sherry's artist siggy along with my favorite word, "Hugs"!!

The following photos are of the "Spirit Of Friendship Doll: Miss Shamrock" that I created for Sherry. The first photo is of the polymer clay face I created and painted with PearlEx Powder to make it sparkle. I beaded around the face with two different kinds of beads using the Oglala beading stitch which gives the effect of having a ruffled lace look.

Then I crazy patchwork pieced the angel doll.
In the above photo I have beaded her wings using two different kinds of beads. I used "Boucle" Brazilian Embroidery floss on the seam treatment of her skirt. I also embroidery wee clovers in her skirt too.

I also used three shades of green "Boucle" floss to create a lace effect around her waist. I am very new with working with BE threads and also in creating BE flowers so my dear BE friend Sherry from Minnesota suggested I used the"Dazzler" flower pattern in the book called "Sunshine Treasures" by Cheryl Schuler Book 1. I modified the flower from 5 petals to 3 and used all shades of green BE threads. I also decided to place some beads in the center to add some more sparkle to the flower. I really love the 3 dimensional flowers patterns of Brazilian Embroidery.

Next I stuffed her with Soft Touch Poly-fil and stitched on her face.

The next step I used the Oglala Beading Stitch around her skirt using the same beads as in her wings. I love this ruffled lace look. My friend Leslie Ehrlich taught me how to do this stitch sometime ago. Leslie has a lovely blog called, Pinyon Creek Stitching. Leslie also wrote a tutorial on how to do this Oglala Beading stitch on Crazy Quilt Mag Online Vol 8 Issue #2 April 2009. If you are interested in learning this beading stitch please have a look, it is an excellent tutorial.
I always sign and date my creations and I to do this I also used the Boucle BE floss.

In this photo the "Spirit Of Friendship Doll: Miss Shamrock", is now finished. I made her with lots of love for my dear long time friend Sherry in Texas. Sherry received "Miss Shamrock"on Monday and she called and told me how much she also loved her. It truly makes me very happy when something I created for someone else make them smile and happy too.
Of all Happiness, the most Charming is that of a Firm and Gentle Friendship. It Sweetens all Our Cares, Dispels Our Sorrows, and Counsels Us in all Extremities.
I hope everyone is have a Wonderful Sunny Summer. Happy Stitching.



Lakshmi said...

Hi Judy,
both the creations are so nice...

Oh my God you have such a lovely garden..beautiful flowers i just spend time watching thhem feeling the fragrance.


TattingChic said...

What a very nice gift from your friend! That is a beautiful treasure! :)

zetor said...

Lovely gift , the doll is beautifully beaded. Thankyou for your comment on Hand embroidery network.

Deb/LavenderRose said...

OMGoodness, what gorgeous things. I love the little beaded doll....hmmm...I think I can!!! :]
I've just put you on my bloglist, so I hope you get some of my stitchng friends visiting soon.
Warmest regards! Deb

acornmoon said...

Lovely work, the globe and the doll, and so unusual!

The doll especially is wonderful, how delicate. I love her gentle expression and all that sumptuous beading.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Lakshmi, Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment on my doll and new Rose Globe. Hugs Judy

Hello Tatting Chic, I have tried to visit your blog for a week with no luck. For some reason my computer freezes and disconnects me. Very strange. Thanks for your lovely comment on my beautiful Rose Garden Art. I love it and will treasure it forever. Hugs Judy

Hello Deb at Lavender Rose. What a lovely blog you have. I truly enjoyed reading your post and I have added you to my blog list too. Yes, I think you can create a Spirit of Friendship Doll to. Thanks for visiting. Hugs Judy

Hello Valerie, Thanks for your visit and taking the time to leave your lovely message. I truly did enjoy creating Miss Shamrock for Sherry. Hugs Judy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Zestor, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I stitching is very lovely too. Hugs Judy

Kayla coo said...

Hi Judy,
All the rain here is depressing so it's lovely to see your sunny garden!
Beautiful bead work.
Michala x

yvette said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind remarks. What beautiful things you make!


Postcards from Wildwood said...

The globe for the garden is beautiful - I'd love one for my garden too, so personal to you! Love your gift for Sherry too. Thanks for visiting my blog and recommending the limelight hydrangea - I've found it and am thinking of getting one!

Heather said...

Judy, your globe is beautiful, I just love it. The colours are so delicate. What a wonderful piece! The doll you have made in exchange is equally as wonderful! A perfect design for you friend who loves to collect "paddy" objects... just perfect! Hugs.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Heather, Soooo glad to see your visit. I've missed you. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my Miss Shamrock. I truly enjoying creating her. I agree the globe is is delicate and perfectly beautiful. I will treasure it forever. Hugs Judy

Hello Postcard from Wildwood, Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time for leaving your nice comment. I think you will love the LimeLight Hydrangea. Great pretty plant. Hugs Judy

Yvette,Thanks for visiting my blog too and leaveing your nice comment. Your wool felting is super. Hugs Judy

KaylaCoo. Thanks for taking the time for leaving your very nice comment. Hugs Judy

ruthie said...

Hi judy thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and for the encouraging words re my family tree design, i think i shall go with it. your miss shamrock is a real cutie!

Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful treasures!!! I know she will love her gift as well as how much you love her garden ball, they are beautiful!

Laurette said...

Hi,Judy...What a beautiful globe,I sure like the color of the roses,it is very delicate,also the butterfly. The doll is wonderful,you are sure an expert at making them.

Cathy K said...

Hi Judy, both the garden globe that Sherry made for you and the doll you made for her are just exquisite! How nice it is to have good friends, isn't it?? :-) Your work is always so beautiful! And now I want to nudge you into joining several online CQ groups in the "CQ by 2012" Challenge. We will be having an AQS showing, and I believe your "Crazy Quilt of My Dreams" should be among them! So pace yourself and join in!! Big hugs, Cathy

Art4Sol said...

These are both so beautiful...what wonderful friends!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Darlene, Thank you for your great comment on my rose ball and Miss Shamrock. Hugs Judy

Hello Cathy, Thank you very very much for your wonderful comments on my doll and my ball. Greatly appreciated. I will have to get moving on The Crazy Quilt OF My Dreams to met that deadline. Thanks for letting me know. Hugs Judy

Hello Laurette, Thank you soo much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

Hello Laurie, Thanks sooo much for leaving your lovely comment about the doll and ball. Hugs Judy

Solstitches said...

How very pretty the rose ball is Judy and I love the beaded shamrock doll you made too.
You have such an amazing talent for making things that are truly unique.

Cat said...

Both creations are beautiful! Sounds like your friendship is special.

You have a lovely blog... must go look more!

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