I love poppies. They self-seed in my garden and wiggle themselves into all kinds of sidewalk cracks and road edges. Their season is coming to an end in my neighborhood and I’ll miss them.
Poppies on top-
Cashmere and more cashmere, flowers and leaves.
I’m working on the patterns and I am making slow progress. As I work, dolls get made. Here are the babies, so far. Two Basic babies, a folk art baby and a bird baby-
And a dog. I made this one and did all the photos for the pattern but realized that there wasn’t enough contrast to show the techniques so now I have another on going.
Back to work now!
When I change direction and am trying to get in the groove- from girl dolls which are about the clothes, to baby dolls which are about applique and surface decoration- I find it useful to step back and start with a design I have explored before. That gets me thinking and going in the new direction but hopefully not getting overwhelmed or lost.
I love the night babies so I start there. Here are some earlier ones-
This doll was amazingly hard to photograph. If I wanted to show the details on the body, the face got washed out. Face right? Body ended up too dark. So I mixed them up to give a good idea.
I kept thinking about the green man while making this baby.
I am trying to finish up various partly finished dolls in my studio- that is why things are jumping around a bit.