I've been working on a doll in approximately the same style as my Halloween ragamuffins, Bitter & Boo, although they are reversed in the picture.
Of course, there will be a lot of changes including the color scheme. I'd planned to make one of these out of some Valentine fabric in my stash, but never got around to it. Still, the basic idea is great for seasonal changes: Valentine, spring, July 4th, summer, Halloween, autumn, Christmas fabrics. The body of this one sews up so quickly (unlike many of the others) and the only thing that takes a lot of time is building up the clay face, layer by layer, sanding, applying gesso, and painting.
No name yet, very androgynous so far. Typical.
Top right: A bunch of waste floss from all of the embroidery (there is a weird satisfaction as I pile it into the little peat pot and think about making fabric from it using water soluble Solvy) and some fabric beads that need to be put away again--although it may be time to make some more as they prove useful when least expected.
This little sewing/needle kit that I made several years ago is something I use regularly, but never look at. Yesterday, I looked at it and realized that I still like it...and it gave me some ideas.
I've finished a couple more prayer flags. This afternoon, after my errands, I'll take some pictures.
I'm finished with the encrusted piece and will take pictures of it this afternoon, too. This picture was taken several days ago, and I've added more to it--a few more enclosed items, more stitching, beads.
This afternoon, I'm going to trim it down and make a patch for a cuff (or something, I'm not really sure). I love it now that it is finished and beaded and thick and heavy and really feels "encrusted" in some Renaissance sense.
Fee has only been home one night this week, and will not be home until Sunday. He will be back from south Louisiana today, but the guys are having a hog hunt down at the cabin. The wild hogs are causing problems, and weighing in at between 100-300 pounds, are extremely dangerous.
We kind of ignored them for a while, but after Amelia found Oscar (or the other way around--a long story) and spent a fortune in vet bills, the guys decided to do something about them. See where he has all of the hair shaved around his middle? He has spent a lot of time at the vet. Even after he was home, the wound had to be drained daily. Not pleasant.
I found this pic on the internet to give you an idea of why these creatures are so dangerous. They are very fast and aggressive. Texas has been battling them for years, but they've only appeared on our land in the last couple of years.
At any rate, hopefully there will be fewer after this weekend.