Saturday, May 13, 2017

On the work table...

Today is a good day to work in the studio. The laundry is done; house is reasonable clean. Here is the second of three "Harvest Moon" dolls. I had quite a time picking out fabrics for the clothing on this one (always a challenge when I have vowed to buy no more fabric). I've chosen a floral for her skirt (yellow, green, purple). I found some coordinating dupioni silk for her lower legs.
I have now idea what type of hair this one will have; I've got a lot of options.
 
Afternoon Update:
 
With the exception of her shoes, the clothing is finished. I've chosen dark brown Tibetan lamb for her hair and will start sewing her wig.
 
Here I've ironed the freezer paper template to the hide side of the Tibetan lamb and drawn along the paper edge with pen. I'll use a #11 scalpel blade to cut the hide.
 
Using a scalpel blade instead of scissors preserves the hair which is frequently inadvertently cut when using scissors.  

2 comments:

Judys Lace Creations said...

I agree..I can't work unless the house is reasonably tidy.They your mind can be free to have fun and play with dolls.Love the look of this one.

Mary Ann said...

I never thought of using freezer paper before. Good idea.