She has a cream cashmere sweater with tiny 3-hole glass buttons. Someone who knew those antique buttons were just my thing, sent me a string of them and Thank You again!
She is “dressed” in light pink underwear. Her other clothes are draw-string pants, a tunic/dress, and her cashmere sweater.
A Spring girl on a Spring day!
I know, about time! I started working on the girls last fall but put them away before any were finished because the shop had to be filled for the Holidays. Now finally, I have finished one. And this will be the only doll I finish in April- what a crazy month it has been!
I wanted to make a dress-able doll so I made her body look like it was already in underwear and shoes. She has corduroy pants with straps, a Liberty fabric shirt, and a cashmere sweater. What a lucky girl!
Her hair is made of mohair teddy bear fur. I love that fabric but whoa is it expensive.
She is approximately 20 inches tall.
I said in my last post that I got excited about the block printing. Yesterday, I cleared off my table and got to work-
Of course I am jumping in to the middle of the story here because I wanted to put in a picture. The tale starts when I got back from California and thought, Oh what fun! I can go to the Art Store and spend a bunch of $$$ on some fabric inks… Hmmm. Then I remembered that way back in 2007, I did some fabric printing for an online swap. And, I was blogging then so I could go back and read the 2 posts about what I did- so helpful! It took me a lot of searching to find where I’d put all the various supplies. And, unfortunately I didn’t note some specific info that would have been helpful, like the proportions of fabric medium to pigment. But, onward.
I ironed my fabric to give myself a grid pattern to work on but I still managed to mess up the pattern. Whatever! I wish the lighter color of the flowers was more opaque but Whatever!
There is no point in being a perfectionist on a project like this or I’d never even try. Here is the scarf/shawl, edges zig-zag finished and washed although obviously not ironed. You can see the back and the front.
This was my inspiration for the flower block- from my walk along the beach in Ventura.
I hope it doesn’t take me another 9 years to try it again.
And some other news- I will be teaching a Tiny World Pincushion class in Cambridge, MA on May 14 and 15 at Gather Here.
Are you on Periscope? I will be spending some time with Lilla Rogers on Tuesday afternoon- join us, it’ll be fun! I believe that Lilla saves all her casts to YouTube so hopefully I can post a link afterwards if you miss it.
Lastly, here is a beautiful video interview with Georgina Haynes from LAIKA who I had the pleasure of spending some time with last summer in Portland, OR. It gives me chills and heart tugs to see the puppets come to life.
I love this little one’s face and proportions- if I had a dog that looked like this, I’d name her Mouse.
Because even though there is snow in the forecast, it is SPRING!
But, he has his winter hat and scarf so he is prepared.
Flowers are blooming- yeah!
The purple and acid green colors pop!
I have been saving this kitty fabric for a long time. I knew I would find the perfect use eventually.
She is made from a printed knit. That was a thing for a while, right? I have a selection of them in my stash. This one is a brown on brown floral knit but you can’t really see the pattern now that it is all cut out and resewed into something new. I love that.
Yes, she really is quite orange/red!
She has also got a cashmere skirt.
I haven’t been putting any of these pups into my Etsy shop yet because I am going to LA next week and will be pulling all the dolls out of my shop since I won’t be around to ship them. If you see one that you are interested in, send me an email- email@example.com- and I will send you all the details. Also, if you have some great LA advise, I’d love to hear it!
I could iron down her ears but they look so cute flying. It’s a dilemma.
She has a cashmere sweater skirt with a ruffled lettuce edge.