This toile is designed to look old and kind of faded (I believe?) and I love how it makes my fellow look older and as if he has already lived an interesting life.
Here is a close-up of his hair-
Excellent hot air balloon-
Yesterday we had snow and sleet, plus Patriots’ Day activities which included a road race, a reenactment of one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War, and a parade through town. Brrr. It is very strange to be working with the sound of muskets in the background! Today is Patriots’ Day and it is pouring down rain for the Boston Marathon. We have been in our house for 30 years now and this is the first Patriots’ Day that I can remember where there aren’t any daffodils blooming in front of my house yet. I saw a chart that showed we are 15 to 20 days late for Spring this year.
I will name him after Edward Gorey. He would fit right in to one of Gorey’s illustrations, don’t you think?
Arm details, more dressed-up skeletons.
I’ll be posting a group of tattooed people but none will be available until after the Smithsonian Craft Show. I am in full production mode, sewing like a demon if demons sew… I’m not so sure about that. Anyway, nothing available until May 1.
Red-haired cosmic man.
A Merman should come after the fish, I am absolutely sure. I am still working through a pile of men that are sewed and stuffed, prepared before Christmas. Little by little, they all come to life.
I made his beard from a quilting batik fabric.
This toile- ships and florals.
Not exactly green man weather around here but it gives me hope for Spring.
Variegated green laces-
This fellow is made from some crazy toile! Looks pretty standard on first glance…
but I’ve never found another toile bit that had something like this on it- so funny!
I bought the fabric at a vintage/antique store and it was just a sample piece so only one doll.
I have started off the year by working on some of the partially finished dolls that are lying around my space. So many piles, so much mess!
And this is who got finished!
This is the first finished doll with this toile- I was interested to see how it would look. Very Handsome indeed!
This toile is awesome- it started as a vintage linen curtain that I found on ebay. So much going on!