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Little Owls

November 16, 2009

I’ve suddenly found I have an obsession for owls. It’s a strange way to find out. I suddenly look around at the little guys I’ve got and what I love looking at and find that many of them are owls. Damnit! I don’t need another obsession, I’ve got quite enough, thank you! However, having said …

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some beautiful things

December 28, 2008

firstly, merry christmas! I hope you had a lovely one filled with everything you like As part of my Christmas, I participated in The Toy Society’s Christmas Drop (What a lot of capitals) The idea, for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, is to make a doll and then leave it somewhere for …

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Tutorial – Surprise Piggies

December 21, 2008

And it’s time for another tutorial, working through the last of the props for This is set in the future : Surprise Piggies! I love these guys. They were designed to be thrown through the air, which is why they look so surprised, and thus they’re just constructed of felt and stuffing, there’s nothing hard …

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an interesting topic

December 17, 2008

On Facebook yesterday, Cate of polka dot rabbit posted this photo: and the question – what do you think? It’s by Johnny Ryan and Jenny Ryan and called Soft 9/11. I saw it here on Extreme Craft, however the original post is here on Boing Boing. It’s stirred heaps of controversy, you only need to …

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Theatre and toys

November 17, 2008

Oh, it has been a very busy week, mostly craftwise! I have built, sewn, glued and created more props for the play and we’re now on the home stretch. Once the show is down, I’ll put some photos up here of these nicely crafty props, but y’all have to wait til then, otherwise it’ll spoil …

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art vs toys

September 15, 2008

Another question the Age reporter asked me, as she sat in my studio surrounded by dolls, was “Where is the line between Art and Toy?” That’s another hard one to answer. The ends of the scale are easily defined, but it’s the middle that’s fuzzy and gray. Art Dolls are often the exquisitely carved or …

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knitted doll workshops

August 25, 2008

Oh, how exciting! I’ve jsut been approached by one of the local Community Houses to whip up a workshop for their Turkish ladies knitting group. Oh, how ace! I’m going to create a generic doll for them to knit and then create a number of costumes so they can pick what they want to have …

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Toy Graffiti

August 23, 2008

Actually, although to crafters alone, the title of this post “Toy Graffiti” works perfectly well, in the graffiti community, ‘toy’ in an insult for a newbie who isn’t very good. So if this was a graffiti blog, the title would not be a compliment. Welcome to Sayraphim’s wonderful world of facts. I met one of …

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