Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Bizarre Copyright Violation

Sharon B, ace textile blogger, gave a link to Copyscape on her blog In a Minute Ago. There have been several posts about copyright violations recently, so I decided to try it out. You put in the URL of a page, and if the page content has been reproduced elsewhere, it gets pulled up.

This is the result I got:

3 results found for S'mockery Dolls (my cloth doll making blog): Remember Rita? Siren of the silver screen.... Click a result below to see your content highlighted.

Silver Siren deals from
... Remember Rita? Siren of the silver screen ... I felt that my mermaids should be a bit more 'voluptuous', more in the siren luring sailors mould. ...

This is MY text, directly from my blog post! I tried the URL, but was unable to get into the site, so I don't know exactly what it is, or what they are doing with my blog post. Obviously, because I can't get into the site and find out who it is, I can do nothing about it.

It seems a very strange place for my mermaid doll to end up, I must say, possibly alongside the bunny eared vibrators and rubber suits - strange bedfellows indeed.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

WIP - Sprite sprouts wings!

After the 'rebel teen sprite' characters, I thought I would make a prettier one. Her hair and wings are pinned on and she has no undies or shoes yet, but here she is:

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Her head and body are made from polyester suede, her legs are wired and fastened at the hip with button joints and she has the usual painted face and knitted wig. Her clothes are made from rescued sari silk scraps. The waistband of her skirt is embellished with beads and sequins.

This is the back view:

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The back of her skirt is embellished at the waist with a fancy, beaded 'bustle'.

Here's a closeup of the wings:

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The wings are wired. I made the very fine fabric on the needlepunch machine in colours to match her hair. She has very simple wings, because she is very young!

Friday, 11 January 2008

These boots were made for walking ..........

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and here are their owners:

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Polyester suede heads and bodies with hand painted faces and knitted wigs. The clothes are made with faux suede and scraps of sari silk from a fire salvage sale, some of it needlepunched in the machine for texture. Embellished with beads, sequins and embroidery. The boy has an embroidered jerkin and the girl has a knitted shrug.

Here's a back view to show the fancy jerkin!

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Friday, 4 January 2008

It seemed like such a simple thing....

to design a pair of fairy boots for a sprite!

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This mess represents about 6 hours trial and error - measuring, drawing, fitting...

Just in case anyone thought it was easy!