Leah's body is velour (wrong side), also is padded with thermolam ... heavy wool skirt ... leggings and blouse from recycled clothing ... felt hair ... felt cardigan ... She looks better in life than in the pics. For one thing, her face is not shiny in life .. wool stuffing .. embroidered face .. I mean't for her to look like a school girl from the 1940s .. Don't think I was successful in that! I wanted her to represent just an ordinary person ....
Thursday, December 17, 2009
December 09 - She has embroidered features and a body padded with cotton batting .. is stuffed with sawdust and cotton .. and I used a little wool stuffing too ... sewn on wig ... She's supposed to represent a girl from the 1800s ..
She is handmade/hand sewn ...
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This is one of the Abby(s) I'm making but I don't like how her face turned out. Never mind though. I've got loads of ideas and loads of Abby(s) cut out and partially sewed.
Body and hair are cotton but the "bangs" are felt.. felt eyes.. felt mouth..
Body is padded with cotton batting. She is handmade/hand sewn ...
I've named this girl Candace after my beloved grandmother. She is from a Gail Wilson pattern named New York Doll. The original New York Girl is the cover picture on a book by Wendy Lavitt, American Folk Dolls. Don't know if her little leather shoes and pantaloons show up in this pic.
Candace needs an old-fashioned wool cape with hood. I need to make that plus I want to make another New York girl in a different dress. So much I want to do, so little time.
Her body is made from old linen remnants.. face and hair are embroidered.. You can see just a peek of her individual fingers..
She is stuffed with wool and her body is padded with thermolam .. Handmade/Hand Sewn ..
Monday, August 17, 2009
Meet Mathilda! She has lost a shoe! Leggings are from an old garment. Dress is knit in orange and pink colors. Cardigan and shoes are felt .. button eyes .. I weighted her legs but not her arms (this time) ... Her body is made from velour, hair is fleece, mouth is fleece .. Padded body with velour ... Handmade/Hand Sewn ..