As July draws near, there's only a few more weeks before the Nashville UFCD Convention and ODACA Day.
Today I finished a third Amity doll, at 78% from the original size. This time I used Tibetan lamb for the hair, which always creates a bit of a mess. I picked this fiber for her hair, based only on the color. Nothing else I had really fit the doll and the colors I chose for her clothing.
I'm starting a new doll :) This one is a challenge doll, proposed by a friend/coworker. We are making dolls from my Verity pattern, dressed in historic nursing uniforms from eras of our choosing. I blew a couple hours on the Internet this morning, doing research, and I think I've picked my era.
I decided to add breasts. One breast is easy to sew to the body, but second is much harder - trying to get them even!
Here's my progress so far:
March 1 update:
March 3 update:
Coating the head/upper torso and arms with "Messy Mix."
Today I finished the second Amity dolls (at a reduced size - 78% or original). For her jacket and hat, I used an old 100% Australian wool sweater vest purchased at a thrift store. Her shoes are felt. She will be going with me to Nashville as well (UFDC/ODACA).
I can't believe it's been over a year since I made my last doll. I've just been busy with other creative outlets - mixed media journal pages, as well as dabbling in music (small, informal venues).
This is Amity - or at least a 78% of original size Amity, so she stands about 17 inches tall. She's made of my favorite woven doll fabric, Timeless Treasures Complexion Collection - which I haven't been able to find anywhere (such a shame). At least I have a little left.
Amity's clothes are removable. Her little red shrug/jacket was made from a recycled swimsuit - one I had from the early 90s. I loved the texture, but boy, was it a beast to sew! Her shoes are made from wool felt, and are also removable.
I always choose the hair color based on the complexion of the doll and the colors I've chosen for the clothing. While I usually lean red or auburn, that just didn't go with this doll. I found some wool yarn that I've had awhile (can't even remember where I bought it). It's a single ply (?), and a lovely neutral brown with hints of blue.