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. But....no 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.

6 comments:

  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?

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  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:)

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

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

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  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 challenge...you did awesome!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

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  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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