Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Always a Holiday Behind?

This is Sonia. She was going to be witch for Halloween this year (a Good Witch), but as it's November 11, it seems I'm a holiday behind.

I used my Averill pattern, with an alternate cloth-covered clay face. Her body and limbs are from craft velour. I made her skirt a little longer, altered her vest pattern, and gave her a purple coat/duster. Her hair is Tibetan lamb, dyed. She doesn't look much like a witch any more, but she could be one if she wanted.

12 comments:

Natalie said...

FANTASTIC!!!
As with all your work.

Hugs,

~Nat

Debbie said...

She is too pretty to be a witch, well... she could be a pretty witch, she is perfect, I love the colors.

Debbie

Patti LaValley said...

Hi Deanna, she is lovely but too sweet for a witch. She is the perfect thanksgiving doll though, with those colors and costume, very pilgrim-like!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deanna,

I agree with Patti...she could be a wonderful Pilgrim doll! She is really beautiful (along with all the other dolls you create). I am so impressed with your talent. ~~Angela

fiddlestixstudios said...

Deanna,Sonia is so very beautiful!She definitely looks like a good witch-maybe an Herbalist.I can just see her in her Gypsy caravan,with all of her roots,and plants and jars!I love her!You do stunning work!
Hugs:),
~Mandy

Susie McMahon said...

She's beautiful - a very benign witch - a herbalist.

Thanks for sending the 'Verity' pattern - I've read it through & can't wait to get started! Maybe this weekend I'll find some time.

Cheers,
Susie

Dixie Redmond said...

She's beautiful!

Dixie

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks everyone! Yup, she's a benign witch - probably a midwife. Certainly the go-to person in the village when anyone is sick or hurt, and knows all the healing properties of plants and herbs.

Deanna

Rosina Lippi said...

Deanna -- when you say 'alternate cloth covered clay face' do you mean you altered the mold for Averill's face, or did an entirely different one?

I finished a doll based on your Averill just a few days ago. I'm pretty happy with the way she turned out, except for the juncture between the side of the face and the stump.

In case you have time/energy to have a look: http://www.saralaughs.com/littlepeople

Kat Lees said...

Deanne I absolutely love your dolls, they are all awesome. Great works of ART each of them. Hugs,Kat Lees

Orice said...

I really love the look of this witch. Especially that you used the Averil pattern. I may have to try one too. Nice doll, Deanna@

Dixie Redmond said...

I already commented, but want to say, I really understand that "always a holiday behind" thing. I've worked very hard over the years to begin decorating for holidays more. Time to break out the snowmen and santas and stuff!

Dixie