Sunday, May 20, 2012

Breast Cancer Survivor Gifts Awaiting Shipment

I've finally finished this project.  All the items are ready to ship home tomorrow.  I really enjoyed making everything.  I had a few minor set backs with  polymer clay, but what is life without a few bumps?  

Here are two sister dolls.  They are constructed out of 100% natural cotton from a pattern I drew.  They are lightly filled with poly/cotton quilt batting and bits of scraps from the body fabric and batting.  I needle worked their faces using high quality embroidery floss.  I've delicately sewed their hair, which is soft acrylic blend yarn my mother-in-law had cut to make tassels, to their heads under their little scarves.  Their scarves and matching shift dresses are made from 100% cotton rose printed fabric embellished with pink rick rack and lace.  Each sister also wears matching lace girdle shorts. 

Here are all the gifts together.  They are photoed on a small quilt I made a couple years ago.  The quilt is not part of the care package.  In this photo are sets of rag dolls, watercolor painted journals, prayer boxes, necklaces, bracelets, earrings.
God boxes have the Serenity Prayer scripted running along the sides of the boxes.  The box is constructed out of cereal boxes, covered in recycled school homework paper, acrylic paint, watercolor paper painted butterfly appliques, and mod podge.

Watercolor painted journals made from watercolor paper that has been cut to size, wash painted, and sewn together with pink embroidery floss.  The cover has been embellished with pink foiled seed beads and decoupaged butterflies and sealed with mod podge.

These are the necklaces.  Butterflies are constructed from cereal box cardboard, acrylic paint, lace, and mod podge with watercolor painted butterfly appliques decoupaged to the top surfaces.  Butterflies are connected with copper jump rings.  The rest of the necklace I made by stringing composition groupings of rose quartz round beads, amethyst chip beads, turquoise colored seed beads, and hand painted clay robin egg squared beads on nylon coated stainless bead wire.  Beads are floating on the wire and held in place with silver crimps.  The necklaces close with hand made copper hook clasps and jump rings. 
Here is the rose quartz, amethyst, and butterfly jewelry set grouped together.
Bracelets made from rose quartz, handmade clay beads, turquoise color seed beads, rose wood flower beads, and amethyst chips strung on stretch string. 
I assembled these earrings from the same beads used in the other jewelry pieces.  The beads are strung on handmade copper ball head pins, dangling from copper ear hooks and jump rings.  I purchased these copper findings from Rocki's Metalwork, found on Etsy.

Closer look at sweet face embroidery.


  1. So fantastic! I know you are very pleased and they are all wonderful!

  2. A very special collection of gifts indeed.

  3. Gorgeous! what a beautiful collection!