Just a little braging about one of my students…

Charlotte and Mr. Pospisel by Vicki Leeke. Vickie asked me to post this photo for her of the dolls she was working on during the retreat. Vicki had me pre-make Charlotte's head and body parts, which she put together, painted and dressed. Vicki made Mr. Pospisel from a head she molded in one of my plaster molds. She took him back to Australia to finish. Isn't his suit amazing!!!

Charlotte and Mr. Pospisel by Vicki Leeke. Vickie shared this photo  of the dolls she was working on during my September retreat. Vicki had me pre-make Charlotte’s head and body parts, which she put together, painted and dressed. Vicki made Mr. Pospisel from a head she molded in one of my plaster molds. She took him back to Australia to finish. Isn’t his suit amazing!!!

Mr. Pospisel was born in September from a head that Vicki was practicing on during my Izannah retreat.  His name comes from a great story told to the class members by Peggy Flavin.

Mr. Pospisel was born in September from a head that Vicki was practicing on during my Izannah retreat. His name comes from a great story told to the class members by Peggy Flavin.

Mr. Pospisel is showing off the magnificent suit Vicki made for him.

Mr. Pospisel is showing off the magnificent suit Vicki made for him.

Vicki Leeke sent me these photos of dolls that she was working during my Izannah retreat last September.  You may remember Vicki from one of my previous posts about her lovely leather flowers and leaves and the amazingly thoughtful Izannah pins she made for everyone who attended the retreat.

Vicki made “Charlotte” using a head and body parts that she had me pre-make for her prior to the start of the retreat.  Vicki did all of the hand sewing to put Charlotte’s pieces together, painted her, and made all of her clothing.  If I remember correctly, Charlotte’s dress is made from vintage fabric that Vicki came across at home in Australia… I can’t remember if she told me that she dyed the fabric or not… either way it is a luscious shade of rose.

Mr. Pospisel started out as a head that Vicki made just so that she could experiment with one of my plaster molds.  She kept working on him so that she could practice hand sewing the two halves of the pressed cloth head together.  After she got that far she was hooked!  Before long “Mr. Pospisel” had acquired a name from an anecdote told to us by Peggy Flavin during  the class, and his life history soon followed.  Vicki took him back to Australia, where she finished bringing him to life.  He is wearing the most wonderful suit, that really shows off Vicki’s proficiency when sewing with wool.  Making all of her wonderful felt dolls has obviously paid off 🙂

Vicki is planning to enter them in a doll show in Sydney in November.  Keep your fingers crossed that they win an armful of awards!

Click here to read about Vicki’s leather work and Izannah pins.

Click here to read more about the retreat.

If you can’t tell, all of my students make me feel just like a proud mom!  This is the virtual equivalent of pulling a fistful of photographs out of my wallet to show you 🙂

~ by paulawalton on March 8, 2013.

One Response to “Just a little braging about one of my students…”

  1. Vickie, Charlotte turned out so lovely, and I love her dress. Mr. Pospisel is a delightful gentlemen. Is he sweet on anyone yet? Great job on his outfit. thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Mary Goddard.

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