She is the Queen of the Night!
All the little details that I love making!
I’m not sure why I am struggling so much with these ladies. The seam ripper has been getting a good workout. It is probably just because it has been so long since I’ve worked with this design. I was just about to cut everything off of this one but then I changed her collar and Voila! I was happy with her!
I have been meaning to get back to making big ladies (that link is from 2006!) for a long while but something else always seems to be ahead in line. Finallythey are back on the worktable after some pattern tweeking. But then this lady/mermaid needed to get made and she pushed ahead!
I will definitely be playing with this idea again- I love her! After her though, I’ve got some regular ladies that I am working on. The last time I really made any was around 2010 so yes, it’s been a while. I don’t know why I stopped after making these lovelies.
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 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.
Do you know what a penny rug is? That is what I was thinking about- piles of cut-out wool pieces, stitched together and onto a backing. I know this is nothing like a penny rug- it is just what was on my mind!
Looks like the rain is going to end tomorrow. Yes!