This is Junker Jane, aka Catherine Zacchino, the creator of the most adorable monster dolls ever!
Catherine's inspiration boards were so fun to see. I LOVE her monster drawings/paintings!
The class was like a candy store for fabric junkies. This is a luscious sample from Tina's stash.
Tina's journal bag - check out the cap she made for her lady! And the doll arms she discovered from Catherine's stash!
Here is Suzanne proudly displaying her deer head journal bag. The coolest thing was that she said she didn't have much sewing experience, and look how great her bag turned out! I love the wood grain fabric she used for the plaque. Just every detail about it makes me smile!
This is the bobbin side of my journal bag. When Catherine saw this she thought it would make a cool bag itself.
My journal bag all finished. The image is a photo of one of my dolls. I also added the green tulle so my bag would have a tutu, and topped it off with Junker Jane and Christine Benjamin pins on the scallops. I had fun wearing it for the rest of Artfest!
I decided I had to make another one! This is a shopping bag size. I used a photo transfer of another one of my dolls, some of my stash, and contributions from Tina - the striped placemat background, and Catherine - the skull fabric for the cowboy boots! It's still a wip as I add on buttons, yoyos, and do some quilting. Next I want to attack my roller bag!
That night was vendor night. Upon entering the pavilion I ran to the place where Junker Jane was supposed to be. I checked with Tracy and found out they weren't there yet...argh! But I kept my eye on that space and raced back over when I noticed a crowd gathering. Stretching to peek over the shoulders in front of me, my inner voice was urging them to hurry up and MOVE! Finally I broke through to the front line. Oh, these dolls, so adorable each one, how to choose??? EEEEEeeEEE!!! I saw Kitty Cat Gingersnap and grabbed her, hugged her, and immediately fell in love. I had to adopt her. *Sigh* She's mine.
Here she is back home with another kitty love, Miss Charlene (and the little kitty on my pin cushion!).
I splurged on some other treasures as well, but haven't taken photos yet. Maybe tomorrow.
Oh, before vendor night, it was such a lovely afternoon that I decided to take another beach walk, but this time in the sunlight. This is what I saw:
|Vista to the right|
|Vista to the left|
|The Aquarium Center|
|Forget Me Not|
|A secret message in a secret alphabet|
In part 3: See class pics, plus show and tell and the gang from 225!