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Friday, 9 December 2011

Madame Chatelaine goes steampunk

This is a piece I've been working on for a couple of weeks......it started out as an old doll with a fabric body and ceramic head, hands and feet.....I added the clay twist thing on her head...not really sure why, just liked it!
 Peering out through a giant lens.....poor thing lived before single eye glasses were invented

 A spare hangs in front from an old brass curtain ring.....just in case

 she stands on an old meccano wheel............................

 unfortunately she did NOT want to stand up straight so she had a metal pole inserted in a very undignified place.....that'll teach her!

 like every good housekeeper she has a big heart and her CHATELAINE with her scissors and key to the pantry, her watch and her teaspoon

 extra stitching added around the arm and leg seams.......just for fun!

So was born
STEAMPUNK MADAME CHATELAINE!

8 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Clever use of a curtain ring and mecano piece Sue, love the heart and the stitching works fabulously. Clever altered piece and I love the scissors and other embellishments. Tracy x

Wendy said...

This is what I love about your work, from folding free magazines to this in the space of a week.....you never cease to amaze and inspire me, keep on keeping on x

Effie said...

Absolutely fabulous... A stunning little piece of art.!

Sid said...

Ohhh fabulous altering !!

Oxana said...

WOOOOW!!! So Cool!!! Love it!

art bliss said...

Love the treatment to the fabric, very cool!

Sandy said...

OMG your creativity is brilliant.
Stunning new project Sue. Big aplause from me.

Photocat said...

A doll that got a new life. I can not imagine how fiddly it must be to add all the little trinkets and stitches. It came out as a great piece of altered art. I feel sorry for her to have the metal piece where she has it... ;o)))