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.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Bit of Color for the Boys. . . . . .

I love stretch knit fabrics and stripes of course make them all the better. I wish I had better places to shop around town for such fabrics, but no. I chance upon all my fabrics and then I buy yards of the stuff.
I tend to score the best stuff at thrift stores. Other people's useless things become quite cherished by me and my dolls.For this second doll I made a vest out of an orange/pink print. It has taken me a couple of days to fall in love with the whole look, but now I think it is perfect. Not just any doll could pull this outfit off.

I am always amazed at the creations I come up with. Didn't think boy dolls could be so fancy, but I guess I was wrong. . . . . . . . . .


Sonia ;) said...

Oh so wonderful..Love the way they stand..so much peronality

Sonia ;)

Pattee said...

I love these dolls Nat!!!
Their stance is so well them~personality plus!

I love thrift store finds... they are the best!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Nat they look fab-u-lous darling!!
I really love these two:)


Sharon-NZ said...

Just wonderful as usual and so much personality cant wait to see them finished

Rita said...

Oh just love these two characters Nat!!
They look full of mischief lol. xxx Rita

julie mitchell said...

I think I have some stretch stuff for you...Might even have some with stripes.....I don't use them in my figures...shall I look?

Toothfairynotes said...

cool dolls!
really nice
keep it up!


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