It’s all about the details, right?
I made his hair (but not his beard) out of a bit of black cable knit and you can almost see it in this outside photo.
So, what have I been doing? The back end work of making: sewing (foxes and tattooed men) and dyeing new doll pieces, trying to get things organized for the holiday rush. I feel like the cartoon character with the spinning feet who is not getting anywhere. Anyway, finally something finished.
The lumberjacks (this one and the rest that I hope to finish this week) got promoted to getting finished because I was sorting through my bins, looking for something (?) and found a pile, all sewed up and ready for their next step. That’s the best.
I didn’t make him a hat because I like his hair too much and I didn’t want to cover it up.
I thought I was done but then 2 more got designed! This one is Poppy-
All the flowers and leaves are cashmere and I love how they are soft and will move around when you run your hand over their softness. The background green is boiled wool; not so soft but an excellent color.
I keep forgetting to mention that I have a pattern for the swaddled babies in my etsy shop, in case you are inspired to make your own.
And some little birds too!
I love how this baby’s face turned out- sort of wistful.
Here is a top view-
This entire piece is made of very soft fabric- either angora/wool blends or cashmere. I didn’t sew the leaves all the way down onto the body piece because I wanted that fluttery look and texture.
Below is the back, and sorry for the fuzzy focus.