Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Altered Art Doll...er, Bear!
Miss Teapot in the Library with the sugar bowl. Clue game....remember? Okay, so my sense of humor is rather out there this evening. What I should have said was.....Ta Da! This is what has kept me so busy these last few days....my altered art teddy bear submission to Art Doll Quarterly. I don't know if she'll make it into the magazine but she sure was fun to create!!
Yes, that is an upside down teapot as a bodice and arms!! All built on a wire dress form covered in layers and layers of antique lace. There are bowsies and posies and velvet snips and bits and bobs here and there. I'll try to get a close up of the hoop skirt in the morning so you can see the detail. Now all I have to do is package the little darling. That should be an event in itself!!
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta
Edited to add skirt detail. Underlayment of lace. Wire form. Lace sewn on wire hoops. Bowsies and Posies. More and more lace. Velvet cumberbund w/MOP buckle. Antique locket case, key and sugar bowl. Lots of itty bitty work!! Miss Teapot is only 10 inches tall!!