Someone asked me to do a lumberjack with skeleton fabric after I made this fellow at the end of September last year, Yes, 10 months ago. So I have finally gotten to it!
One last post before SF.
I don’t usually talk about the bumps in the road but not many of the dolls go from start to finish with no missteps along the way. And, the last few weeks there were more than usual- I am ready for some time away from the studio. I knew this fellow was going to have a kilt but this is the second one I made because I made an un-fixable error on the first one- The kind that is not worth trying to fix. I’ve learned to tell the difference because many times, trying to fix something takes more time than starting over. But, he made it through the process and I’m happy with how he turned out.
Mimosa is blooming outside the window.
When he was just dressed in his blue knit sweater vest and I started out making the sage green corduroy jacket, I thought he was a gardener. But, as I worked on him, I decided he was a forager and his sack is full of all the good things he’s found.
And I foraged all through my studio drawers to find goodies for his bag!
This sweet fox girl does not have a vintage fabric dress. Her’s is made from a cut of Liberty lawn that I bought at Britex when I was out in San Francisco last summer. I knew it would eventually become a fox dress. Her jacket is vintage linen though, some scraps from a dress my Mom made, probably in the 60′s.
The jacket has little brass buttons. And I made her a necklace.
Her school bag has her books.