I’ve been imagining this fellow for a long while so when I got back to the foxes, he was the first that I wanted to finish up.
He had to wear the lumberjack classic red and black buffalo plaid, of course!
And there is his axe, stored in his backpack.
All his clothing and accessories are removable. He has his hatchet, a pear, and a handkerchief, stowed in the backpack.
This is the last one for now.
This one turned out about an inch taller than the rest. That kind of thing happens because I use all kinds of fabrics and some, even a woven wool, will have more stretch than I expected! You can see in this photo-
One more to go after this fellow!
He is pretty classic with his red and black shirt.
In this photo, you can see the faux-persian lamb texture of his hair. This wool fabric was from my mom’s fabric collection. I remember that it was from a coat she made- I disassembled it to save the usable parts. She used the fabric as a very subtle and classy extra zing on the pockets and collar of a black cashmere coat. I use it for lumberjack hair. In the way of how my mom bought fabric, I also have a white piece of the same fabric that she never cut into. I haven’t found anything to use it for yet either but I’m sure I will someday.
It’s pumpkin time! The porch is getting it’s fall look and this lumberjack fits right in.
His hair is made of knit alpaca, sent through the washing machine. The alpaca makes those amazing shaggy bits, all along the edges- suitable for scruffy beards and snowy owls.
Yes sirree, all the plaids! Plus fancy suspenders. And dark orange hair.
Close-up of those suspenders-
He has very nice hair but I made him a hat anyway. Also, I love the beard fabric- the pattern is sort of pressed into the wool.
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.
We are speeding towards the end of the year! So many dolls to finish…
He is in the colors to blend into the forest.
Today, most of these pretty leaves dropped off. Oh well, at least I have a photo!