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.
I needed a few more fellows to accompany me to San Francisco.
He’s got some fancy suspenders!
He’s got an embroidered belt buckle and high lace-up boots.
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.
Another fox girl dressed in vintage fabric. This dress fabric is vintage lawn, probably from the 70′s or maybe 80′s from my Mom’s stash. The fabric was actually an unfinished project, all cut out but not sewed up. I loved making it into something!
He’s off to the office and a full day of work. His tie pins onto his neck- the ultimate clip-on. His vest is blue linen.
Some detail pics of his briefcase.
And more vintage Laura Ashley fabric!
Lots of flowers- buttons on her cashmere sweater, decoration on her bag, and of course the print on her dress.
I hope everyone in US had a lovely July 4, even if it was very wet in a lot of places including here in Boston.
My latest fox is a hiker.
He has a cashmere sweater and a corduroy vest.
And a day pack.
Her light linen jacket and double gauze dress say summer fashion to me. Her jacket has an antique button and she has a friend in her bag.