Monday, September 29, 2008

This is the doll I have been working on. Doll all stuffed with her pieces parts.

Then I collaged her with my painted fabrics. Doll front.

This is the back.

Ahhhhhhh, at last. 90% done. My art doll. Well , that's what I call her for now. I had some choice words while I was designing her but that is for another time lol. She is 38 inches tall and she got started with me cutting out what I thought was a head. I sewed it up and stuffed it and liked it. I sketched a pen and ink face for now. I haven't done anything else with the head. The body has consumed me lol. Her body has language, don't you know? she is saying, let dance.

Here is a close up of the body. First I made an armature and then I totally covered and stuffed her. Then I collaged her with my painted fabrics.

Close-up of the back of left arm. I did her entire body in DecoAmerican products. Fashion Beadz, Fashion Beadz Writer, Craft Twinkles, Craft Twinkles Writer. Glamour Dust.

Back of lower legs. I did beadz all around her ankles and just played with the rest.
I made patches of jewelry and had to wait 24 hours for those to dry, then I adhered them to different parts of her with glue.

Back view of her butt, it's nicer than mine lol....I continued to turn her on different sides and just did my thing...she has lot of jewelry patches.

Close of top back.

Full vies of legs back.

Right side view.

And the feet.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Spirit

I joined a Fall Pumpkin Doll challenge in a group I belong to on Yahoo. I had such fun making this cute doll. Her head is shaped like a pumpkin and her body like a pear. Instead of making her head orange, I decided to use one of my painted art fabrics to make the entire doll.

After I put her together, I made her a tie on -skirt and tie- on sleeves, this way I can change her attire if I want to. I then painted leaves and vines down her head legs and arms. I added glitter to her eyes and hot shots paint to her cheeks. I used glitter writers to make extra vines and to add more glitz.

I have her sprawled here so you can see her entire body ,while she is drying.

Here is a close-up of her face.

Here is a close-up of her arms.

All products I used were from the DecoAmericana Paint line.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

There will two post today to make up for lack of ? lol. Here is our dinning room that hubby has been working on for a month now. He is doing a floor in the mosiac style out of Travatine stone.

He has done such a beautiful job.
Anytime I look at it I just keep looking at it.

I love it!
This is my idea of a doll. Nice big, substantial body to hold lol. I don't have a name for her yet. I will wait until I paint her and see what character she comes up with. I do love the smaller dolls too. I just haven't seen a nice big one lately.

I wanted a nice round head, so I have been drafting dolls heads in muslin and then sewing them together and stuffing them for the last two days now. I made 5 doll heads lol. Well when I got to this head, I liked it good enough and I decided on the body. The size of the body is measured by the size of the head, so this doll should be about 7 times the lenght of the head. Well it's not going to happen. The head is 5 1/2 inches so the body should be between 38 to 40 inches tall. She looks good at 31 1/2 inches tall, nice.

I really had to jury rig around with this doll as the head was already stuffed and far be it for me to unstuff anything. I did up the body, attached the stuffed legs and arms. Stuffed the body. Then I made a square breast plate? out of muslin and batting, cut a hole in the middle, whipped stitched the head in. Then I ripped open the top part of the body and inserted the head and whipped that into place. Then I sewed down the breast plate firmly. The breast plate came out nice, considering I did it freehand. When I sewed up the sides, it made a nice covering sleeve over the arms.

I will tape her up today and gesso her entire head, forearms and forelegs (is that the correct way to say it?) Well the bottom half of her arms and legs. I have used a brown gell pen to sketch in her features to get a sense of what I want. I like huge eyes.

I will dress her in civil war fabrics and will try not to make her smile too much so she can remain in that catagory of old time dolls. Even though she is new and clean and not a tear on her lol.

Here she is in all her glory. I love her little tummy, oh she has a nice bottom too. I haven't decided if I'm going to paint her shoes on or make them out of suede......

Monday, September 08, 2008

I have been having fun making and drafting dolls. Here is my latest..she is the napking doll by Judi Ward. Here she is naked. lol

She's sorta skinny, big feet and omg, the ears. Oh well I got her together and this was the first pass, no shoes yet.

I hated her head, her face and her ears, so I lopped off her head and her ears hahahahahhaaha.

I painted her face first on a piece of cotten.

I then redid her head without ears. I had made a little wig, so thank goodness I didn't have to redo hair. I made her shoes. I fused two pieces of each pattern piece together with the pelon stuff. I then sew the shoes and used a large knitting, sewing- up needle to make the holes to lace up the shoes with yarn. I made her a tote bag. Her cheeks came out fat, but that's ok. I like this model better.

Here is another view with a purple ribbon.