Here is his backstory:
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This year's Gypsy Doll Challenge's theme is "The Renaissance Gypsy".
I made a guy this year. He is now in Houston waiting for the show which is the first week of November.
He is the gypsy prince, Aden with his pony, Dawn Treader.
I sent the name, Dawn Treader, in with my insurance paper last summer but since that time I read a series of books with a Gypsy prince named Aden as a minor character so the pony became my Dawn Treader.
I used the "Dude for All Seasons" pattern by by Mary Ann Kaahanui and Bonnie B. Lewis for Aden and the horse from Susan Barmor's pattern, "Joeiel."
I didn't shrink the "Dude" pattern enough so the perspective is off but I love the pony even if he is too small. I'd never made a painted cloth animal before and I had fun.
I got carried away and even made sculpey arrowheads to make my own arrows.
I only make five or six dolls a year though so I had fun and I am always learning so much.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I haven't been on here since last October. I haven't made many dolls since then but here is what I've made so far...
I made baby Easter Lilly for the babydoll challenge at FOCD this year. I crocheted her dress, booties and headband flower, this was a first for me. I also wove her little Easter basket.
I used the same Darlene Rausch pattern from Soft Dolls and Animals magazine to make Riley for the Cloth Doll Artistry Baby Doll Studio Nursery Rhyme Challenge. He has a bit of an attitude...
In July I made a doll for the Hoffman Challenge. I made a pretty fairy doll named Ariana. She didn't get packed right or her base was too heavy because she didn't arrive in the best of shape. I have fixed her wing and hair and she is sitting up straight again.
The doll I made for this year's Evergreen State Fair in Monroe WA (the closest town to us) is Hope. She is a pioneer doll, I made her clothing from leftover fabric from Alex's trek costume.
I now need to get busy and make my doll for this year's Gypsy Challenge. This year's theme is "Renaissance Gypsy".