Monday, June 6, 2016

What is your Heritage?

My heritage is.....................
For our May Challenge, we made a doll that represents our heritage(s).

Charlie with her Swedish dolls.
A true artisan, Charlie puts the utmost detail into her dolls. 

                                         Diane's proper English lady is ready for afternoon tea.
Diane, too, excellently puts in the detail on her dolls.

For anyone following Dolls With Arty Attitudes or planning to join us at a meeting, our schedule has been altered a bit to accommodate vacations over the summer.  We are meeting Tuesdays - June 21st, July 19th and August 16th.  Do come and join us if you are in the Bellevue, WA area on any of those days!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dolls with Arty Attitudes

Dolls with Arty Attitudes meets every month with a creative challenge to stretch our skills or our imaginations.  

Here are a couple of Jumping Jills from a pattern in Soft Dolls & Animals magazine.  Same pattern - very different look with just the change of fabric and color selection. 

Lisa made this cute little faerie from a pattern created by Charlie.   Lisa's faerie has gold wings and a clasp on a beaded chain to hang.  How cute is that!

For our May 26th meeting, we are looking at our heritages and making a representative doll.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crazy Hair

During this year Dolls with Arty Attitudes have explored the parts that go into making a doll - body, arms, legs, heads and costuming.  All of our dolls ended up with quite normal hair so we decided to look at alternate hair for our dolls. 
Lisa and Suzie used a brillo pad and came up with kinky hair.
 Charlie used feathers to finish off her doll's head. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Elinor Peace Bailey Challenge

The challenge was issued.
We each took a fabric to use for our own Silver Wing.  Wow what a challenge for some of us.  We are just not used to using that much color at least not for the skin! 

But she is a fantasy figure so we gave it a go!

Our newest doll maker and most color adventurist Lisa finished her doll first. 
And, entered her into a calligraphy event.  
Lisa is a very talented calligrapher. 
The other girls made it to the May meeting while Lisa's girl was still in Olympia
 being admired by the masses. 
In June we all together for their group photo to send to Elinor as a testament to our challenge.
A colorful group of dolls that were most definitely out of our comfort range and a delightful challenge.  Thank you Elinor Peace Bailey for the fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Elinor Peace Bailey Challenge

Elinor Peace Bailey has challenged us to make Silver Wing. 

The fabrics are wild and fun.   The pattern is a hoot and a challenge for all of us.
Taking the challenge of the pattern into consideration, we decided to spread our challenge over two months -April our goal was to have the doll basically done.  - May we will dress her and finish her.
Come join us for our May meeting to see our challenge results.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (next is May 14, 2015) at Joanne Fabrics classroom - Crossroads Mall, Bellevue, WA.  6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


The March challenge for Dolls with Arty Attitudes was to make a monochromatic doll.

Dolls with Arty Attitudes for March

Lisa selected ivory for her color.
Her doll is an antique porcelain doll with a new cloth body.
She re-purposed different laces for a lovely little miss.

Charlie selected lavender.  This floral miss also has lavender tinted hair.
Diane's color is turquoise. 
Her lady primly sits in shades of turquoise.

Ronda used red.
Shades of light and dark red photographed very orange. 

Can't wait for our next challenge - an Elinor Peace Bailey project!

Monday, February 16, 2015

February Meeting

It all started with a piece of silk. 

These girls are our imaginings of that piece of silk. 
Next month our challenge is "monochromatic"