Thursday, June 30, 2022

Life Book 2020 September Lessons

 https://www.willowing.org/

https://effywild.com/

https://theartsherpa.com/

https://www.nikolwikmanart.com/

Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Annie Oakley

I'm finally done with my Annie Oakley doll, though I may still keep an eye open for small charms, beads, etc., that may represent some of her medals. She has a brass tube inserted into her torso, so is easily removable from her stand. I'm pretty happy with her. 




She is the first of three prototypes.
You can see more in my previous post, or here:

http://blueherondolls.blogspot.com/2022/06/prototype-modifications.html

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Prototype Modifications

 I've made further adjustments to the original three prototypes:

Liliana (Day of the Dead) 
Pippa (Sailor Girl)
Ruby (Izannah Walker style)

The next three prototypes have been exercises in fabric variation and stretch direction.

These two are made from cotton woven fabric with the stretch direction (cross-grain) horizontal on the doll on the left, and vertical on the doll on the right:

I also made one from a knit fabric (craft velour, I think) using a vertical stretch direction. The doll on the left will be Annie Oakley. The middle doll will be Anne of Green Gables. I haven't decided who the doll on the right will be. These dolls are a little smaller than the original three prototypes.

I've made some progress on Annie Oakley. She's now situated on her stand. I made a leather strap for her rifle. Next I tackle her hat. That's going to be a challenge!

Click HERE to see the completed Annie Oakley.

Now I've moved on to Anne of Green Gables: