I've only managed a couple of days in the Studio this week as I've been poleaxed with a rotten cold. It was my own fault for smugly saying that I've not been unwell for such a long time!!! I have swollen sinuses and a constantly weepy eye which makes for a very difficult time with close up work.
So here is my doll that I finished a few weeks ago. She is based on the Mirror Queen from the Grimm Brothers movie and was for an art challenge on a forum last year. It's taken me until now to finish her as I was stuck on a few simple logistics. A good book on clothes making sorted me out :D
She's wearing a cream silk shirt with a wide scalloped collar, a red corset and overskirt in crushed velvet and her crown is crocheted gold wire. That was possibly the hardest part and was very tough on the fingers! Her hair is black mohair and she's had a trim since these photos because I felt it was a little overwhelming!
Meanwhile, back in the real world, I've been growing herbs on the windowsill in order to have some fresh seasonings throughout the Winter, although at the moment the greenhouse is still producing a lot of the green stuff. Mainly parsley and mint, but I may push my luck with some spinach.
The ripple blanket is such a joy to work on and I'm really pleased with it. I've changed from the pastel shades which will be at either end and am now working in the stronger colours for the middle. It's not a huge blanket, about 129 chains, which is wide enough to cover my legs and any child or pet beside me :D