Remember this lady? She was one of my favorite dolls of last year. Around Christmas time, I cut out all the pieces for this new lady, stuffed her, pinned on the birds and started doing the applique. Then, I put her aside. And there she lay for these last months. Finally, last weekend, with a vow to finish up some of the many partially finished dolls that I seem to be stockpiling, I got back to work on her.
The funny thing is that I would never have chosen these colors to work with at this time of year. She is most certainly a winter palette.
And this is what is on the work table now-
Hmm, which ones are boys and which ones are girls?
I told you I’d be back to these!
I have several that I’d started back in November and I had to put them aside. Slowly I am hoping to finish them.
Mostly though, I am working on the owl pattern. Have I mentioned how hard it is for me? Whine, whine, whine!! When the pattern is finished I will have a big pile (family?) of finished owls. That’s a good thing anyway.
Now I need to go back to my book about how to use Photoshop and my other book about how to use InDesign. Maybe I’d remember how to do this stuff if I did it more often, ya think?
I am very much not finished playing with this bird puzzle design. IÂ have 3 more designed and waiting. Plus a lady doll with a similar motif. But, with the South End Holiday Market next weekend, I need to put those aside and finish up some other projects. So, I am pulling out a lot of partially finished items and getting them ready to go. Be prepared to be inundated with posts in the next few days!
Then, I will do a BIG update to my etsy shop next Monday.
and this one is very bright!
I love working/playing with the aqua and orange combination.
So much so, that I am finishing up and will be posting this baby’s twin tomorrow.
I am thinking of this one as whisper baby. The heathery colors and soft contrast make me think of foggy mornings and a sleeping baby.
I’ve got a few more of these bird babies on the work table. I love working with the colors.
I am not rushing to get these into my Etsy shop right now. I will be at the South End Holiday Market on Dec. 11 and 12 and am trying to build my inventory for that.
I am being inspired by autumn and the colors of winter. It seems to be the perfect time of year to be working with all these tweedy fabrics.
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I seem to be doing everything possible to not work on my owl pattern, including getting sick for a week. I am still not totally clear-headed. But I have started. And, I did work slowly on some other projects while my energy level was low.
I love how the bird lady came out and wanted to work more with the colors and design. I have a feeling I will be revisiting the interlocking birds again and again.
in this one, the birds are all basically the same size and shape.
I love this one.
I redid the face. I should know by now that if I wonder if it is right, it isn’t. The only question is, what to do to fix it. Face-ectomy.
I like her little shoes too.
The red bird fabric and the russet hair fabric are ones that I over-dyed. I always enjoy using them- the uneven color (I am NOT an expert at dyeing!) adds interest for me.