Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My "real" friends

I'm sure you've heard the song, "Stuck on You", right?  Well, I'm stuck on making these ladies, I think.  I do have some other obligations that I've taken on with more swapping, and projects, but until I get these ladies out of my head, and the ones I promised other people finished, I just can't seem to move on.
Today, I'm going to introduce you to my friend, Susie.  Susie is #8 in my Ladies Series and truly is a dear friend of mine.  (She's also a dear friend of, Shirley, who you met in the last post.)  Susie does not live in Siberia, though (like Shirley does).  She actually is only about 5 minutes away from me.  LOL

I had a heck of a time with Susie.  I drew her 3 times and literally gave up.  I could not get her right for love or $$.  When I showed her my last attempt, she said she looked better on the drawing and to make her like that so I did.  LOL  So this is her (or at least how she'd like to look):


That, of course, was in process.  I should show you the drawing first, I suppose:

Susie - the drawing

And the finished product:

#8 - Susie

Susie is a lover of Kaffe fabrics and uses them a lot in her personal sewing.  Incidentally, she works at Patched Works in Elm Grove, so go see her and tell her that you met her here.  She'll flip!  Check out her eyes, which are blue/brown.

Susie's eyes

Then, next is Annie, who is #9 on our hit parade list of ladies.  Annie is really freezeframe03.  You probably will find real photos of her in her Flickr stream.  But here she is in fabric.  First the procedure:



 And now for the rest:

Annie - the drawing

Annie's eyes

#8 - Annie (freezeframe03)

Seriously, Annie is really that blond, which makes it hard to see against the white background, but after she received herself in the mail today, she told me that she is going to outline stitch around her hair to make it more noticeable.  I can't wait to see what she does.  Incidentally, Annie has a blog and it's on my blog list, so go check her out.  She's really funny!

So there you have it.  More ladies and I know you're probably really getting sick of them by now.  After all I'm thinking it's close to a month that I have been making them.  Only a few to go, I promise!  Thanks for your patience.....really!!!!!

24 comments:

Mommarock said...

So not sick of them! I think they are just wonderful, and each and every one of them make me smile. FANTASTIC!!!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE these - its amazing the things you are able to do and i'm totally impressed EVERY time I see your blog.. which is often! haha so great!

Jen said...

OMG!! I LOVE IT. She looks just like her! I get such a kick out of these.

Annie said...

These ladies are really fun, Carol! I was going to say especially if we know them, but your stranger ladies really are just as fun. I think I remember Susie (not when she was that young, but there is a likeness :-)) And I remember me when I really was that young! hahaha Since in my mind I'm only 26, I think you've done a remarkable likeness! Thank you so much!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are SO TALENTED Carol and every one of these ladies are amazing! Wow - I could look at them every day.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Eeek I love them. Who's next, who's next?! LOL...

Christine M said...

I'm not sick of them. I love seeing what you come up with.

Poppyprint said...

Carol, your attention to detail is amazing. These girls are soooo good!

Merete said...

You should have a picture of them all together - they are awesome!

Alexis said...

I love them all. Your are the first blog I check to see who is next.

Rettabug said...

I bow to you in utter amazement at your wonderful creative talents, Carol!!!

You should do a mosaic of all of them when completed. They're just DARLING!

Hugs,
Rett

Handmade by Mai said...

I really love your ladies. I wish you could make my face

Susan said...

we could never get sick of your stuff!! you could do 50 ladies and we would still love them - well I certainly would anyway.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Carol.... I am always looking forward to see what lady you will have next... So, to say we are tired of seeing them, NO!!! I love them and want one... You are so talented... Keep going... Love the blog as well and all your work... Hugs :)

mamadevlin said...

Oh don't stop on our account...I love seeing each and every one of your ladies!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I'm never sick of them and am always amazed at them - you can even see the personalities coming through the pictures - I really don't know how you do it.

Madame Samm said...

love your real friends..but annnie...wow...looks like her...fabulous ...

matate10 said...

Please don't stop! I love. love. love them!!!

Keep Stitchin' said...

I love your work!! You are so amazing!

Rene' said...

Could never tire of seeing these lovely ladies!!!!

Pam - said...

I've only just recently discovered your incredible ladies (I know, I know. "Where ya been, kid, under a rock or what?")

Anyway, as I was saying - - - I adore your ladies and your creative genius and will never get tired of seeing anything that you create!

Beverly said...

Well, Carol, you might just be one of the most creative, talented women I have come across to date!! I just love your gals! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog...delightfully delicious!!

Karen said...

Oh, Carol, these ladies are just the BEST! I LOVE them! I do believe you are the most creative and talented sewist I know! You just ooze creativity!

Montserrat said...

Fantastico¡¡ son los mejores retratos que he visto. Felicidades por tu maravilloso trabajo. un saludo.
Montse