We finally got some rain! Yesterday, off and on all day, it rained and refreshed our dry world. I moved the hibiscus out from the overhang so it could get some of the blessed event. One day of rain won't end the drought, but maybe it is a start.
Here is the doll I'm working on. I took a class from Cindee Moyer on Joggles. Really, I just printed out the pattern and instructions because the online class was actually in August, and I knew I couldn't get to it then. Cindee Moyer is an extremely talented and whimsical doll maker, and I wish I could attend one of her real life workshops.
Last week, I got out the instructions (which I didn't always understand) and began-- even though I didn't have a good knit and had to use torn up tee shirt scraps I'd bought for cleaning.
For various reasons, I made many, many mistakes, but I learned some new ideas and techniques. The Gatherer, Cindee's doll is all cloth, but because my head was so wonky, I covered the head, shoulders, and hands with paper clay over the cloth.
Next time, I'll pay more attention to the instructions, and I've ordered some knit fabric that will be a much better option than old tee shirt scraps.
She still looks pretty wonky in these pictures, but truthfully, that isn't unusual. The more I work on her, the more I like her. I should have taken a lot more pics of the doll in progress, but I kept thinking that I was going to give up and send her to the Neverland of Dolls, along with so many others. There are so many heads and unfinished dolls hanging around the studio; poor things, abandoned, neglected, and scorned.
I'm glad I kept working on her, though, because in the last two days, she has begun to materialize, and I have become quite fond of her.
I wish I'd had the information from The Magic Bean about stuffing before making these last five dolls. Her method of stuffing is quite different from anything else I've seen, and I can't wait to try it. Need longer hemostats first. Here is a link to her Etsy shop. Beautiful dolls!
Have a great day!