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.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sitting in Blue Jeans

I am making blue jeans for this guy to wear.
I have sewn his thighs to his butt, which is always a little tricky. Still have to make the bottom leg portion of the jeans. Hopefully I can accomplish some flaired jeans.
So after posting these pics I notice how dirty my cloth grid top has become. My mother can't stand this (she kind of only loaned it to me), but I can't do anything about it now. It hasn't hurt anything, and mom won't be wanting it back now . . .

Saturday, November 28, 2009

He is a sitter

My new doll is inspired by a friend who likes to go and sit along Mobile Bay. Some days I am lucky enough to join him.If you notice, the legs are in two pieces. Makes it easier to pose and from past experience, much easier to stuff. The arms are my next decision. Not sure if he will lean or hold on to the knees or both.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New doll on sale at Etsy

'Winter Chills IV'This girl got some pretty green hair. Too much swimming in the old pool. Does that happen anymore?She is now on sale at my Etsy Store

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Winter Chills II"

2nd doll in the series. Love this hair.I again made a fabric tube, and sewed a seam down the middle. I put a pipe cleaner in both pockets and did an accordion fold and then twisted. Came out perfect.I would love to know your opinion on which you like best. The eyes on the dolls open or closed?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Winter Chills - 1"

This doll is ready for the chill of winter with his top hat and scarf.The head is constructed out of four pieces, this allows me more room for stuffing. This is also the first time I put the skin fabric on in 2 halves. A front and a back.
This gave me a finished back to the doll's head.
I am planning to put 'Winter Chills - 1' on an Ebay auction soon. So hopefully you all will want him for Christmas.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

'Winter Chills'

So I have this friend with the perfect curve about her nose. This new series, I call 'Winter Chills', all have this exaggerated feature.The eyes on these guys have only half the needlesculpting. This face took me a while to become happy with. There are half a dozen one eyed doll heads laying around. What do I do with them?Oh and look, these guys have ears. I am trying to create a winter theme for this series, and using a 'less is more' approach on them. I really like the faces and the eyes are just right.