Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gumnutters Dolls Cup Challenge

How lucky am I ? This is the beautiful doll I received in the Gumnutters Doll Group Cup Challenge. It was made by Marg from a small collection of fabrics, lace and an embroidered piece I provided. The Cup Challenge is fun - a "doll challenge" which began at the Gumnutters Christmas in July meeting and finished on Saturday at the December meeting. Each participant provided some fabric and it is rolled inside a cup/coffe mug and the parcels are swapped. The cup is a gift, but each person then makes a doll or something else (if requested) using the fabrics provided. Most unlike me, I chose "pink" and gathered together pink/maroon coordinating fabrics from my stash. Thanks Marg, your interpretation of the bits and pieces I gave you is absolutely beautiful.

There were of course many other fantastic dolls unveiled, including a very richly dressed Santa,  cheeky Christmas elves, and starry angels, and brightly costumed elegant girls. Congratulations to all who participated. Everyone was delighted with their dolls and amazed at how the fabrics were used so creatively.  No doubt, all Gumnutters are thinking about the next challenge?

I didn't have so much work, as my swap partner, Gamarna requested a "bag". Here is my interpretation of her fabrics. The fan design prompted me to choose an Asian theme, so hence the decorative chopsticks as the handles of this bag.  I designed this bag as  a knitting bag and included some knitting needles and wool inside, but it could be used as a shopping bag,too. Hope you like the bag, Gamarna.

Merry Christmas to all Gumnutters - see you in January for an "informal" meeting at my place on  the second Saturday as usual - 9 January 2010. 

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