Sunday, November 7, 2010

Couldn't take it! Ballerina revisited.

I tried. Really, that goofy grin. Couldn't just get myself to leave it alone. Perfectionist? Yeah, I know- perfectionism = limits. rest until she was...

just as beautiful as I thought she could be.

Once again I turned to my friend- the embellishment queen- Kristi for help with tiny ballerina's tiara. Kristi works at Pages in Time, a scrap booking store, so she's got the 'in' on all things tiny. She's also on this wonderful journey of all things felted and I wish I could show you the fabulous scarf she just made out of a strange silk (nou nou???) that she then felted and embellished. Turned out to be very sophisticated and I covet it. I would send you to her blog for proof of how wonderful it is but she hasn't updated it since her trip to Ireland this summer. Maybe if I guilt her enough....

Any how, I used this really cool twisted wire I purchased from a florist supply store and glued on the world's smallest gems (thanks, Kristi, now get to that blog!) and viola` - a tiny tiara. Its difficult working that small, people!

I refrained from making ballet slippers because- 1. no one will see them and 2. I'd have to melt the hot glue that is keeping ballerina straight when she twirls. She's got a definite tilt to the side- looks like a tiny ballerina that got a tiny bit tipsy before she went in front of her audience! Thank goodness for hot glue even if it is a bit gloppy.

Anyhow- that's all for now. Am in the final weeks of the semester- big projects for the students going hot and heavy. Leaves little time to Facebook or blog. I do check in with your blogs so keep it coming! Take care.


  1. hey- looks CUTE! That Kristi is handy to have around- if you can't get to the store, just shop her basement!! How tiny is she?

  2. She is no more than 3 1/2" tall. Her head is 3/4 by 3/4. Its like trying to put a face on your pinky! Glad she's done:)

  3. I LOVE her tiny little tiara!!! Her face looks so sweet now too- nice work Chris!

  4. She is so sweet! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  5. she is so cute...and thank goodness for friends that have the in's with all things tiny! eh!

    adorable...although her face is the size of a small pinky, and I know that surely was a did awesome!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  6. Hi Chris... this ballerina is adorable; I love that half smile! Thanks so much for stopping and taking a look at "The Long Journey Home"... it was a bitter-sweet assemblage to work on. Assembled it stands 23 inches tall... Yikes! The doll is 14 inches tall... I ended up using a 4 inch styrofoam ball for the armature of his head (big head!) Your posts ALWAYS make me smile! Daryle


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