I have been working hard on my craft since 2004, and I think I have a skill level that shows in my work. I am the do over queen and there are many heads without bodies to suggest that these mistakes drive me to the perfect end. The finished doll always seems to lead to the next doll, one is born out of another. This is why I love making dolls. It is the air I breathe and pretty much defines me. I am a doll maker.

This may sound strange but these bodiless heads and headless bodies speak to me. I have control over the parts and pieces individually, but the position involved in the connection is revealed at the moment the pieces touch one another for the first time. The head moves me to sew it in a certain pose, same with the hands and arms. The whole doll forms itself to be expressive according to its idea of itself.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Hat

So she is finished. She presented me with a few problems: the hair was in the way of the shirt collar and the jacket collar. I have been bad about not looking ahead at assembly and heads had to come off............but I was good and remembered my past mistakes and I made a list of my steps so it worked. It was still difficult sewing in tight places, but she is finished.

I decided to title her "The Hat" since it was the hat that inspired me to make her.

I have started on a new doll and I am on a quest to find a small curved needle. I need this badly along with tiny hands............

You can find this doll as well as others at my etsy shop. artdollsbynat.etsy.com


Gail Lackey said...

Well..she is just sooo awesome! What a fabulous doll... so creative and whimsical! I just love her! You rock!!
haunted hugs, Gail

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

Blog is looking good Nat. Looks like you have been keeping busy! Love the new girl with the hat!