Wednesday, July 9, 2014

So I Did It Again...

I joined another challenge even though I haven't finished the dolls for my shop update. It's so easy to talk me into creative things, I always take on too much. There was another challenge for a new group I belong to, but I only got as far as a sketch. Anyway here's what I been up to.

It's another Every Witch Way Lane challenge. This is a shorter time frame one due at the end of July. It's Witch's Hat, Black Cat and Broomstick challenge. You can make what ever you want as long as it has those elements. I'm doing a black cat witch, maybe it's too literal but that what I felt like doing.

A very basic beginning sketch.
Working out the face details.
Sculpting and stuffing the face.

I had so much fun embroidering these eyes and actually came up with a new way to do my eyes.
Here she is stuffed and legs attached. It's super hard to see the face details since they are black on black. I hope to get better pics of her face later cause I'm loving it.
 Here's the little 3D fireplace. This will be inset in the dress. There will be a little cauldron cooking away in there too.
Since she's all black cat I decided to do bright colorful clothing. I embroidered and appliqued the boots.
The start of the apron dress. It will be embroidered and appliqued. There will be a blouse, underwear and maybe an underskirt too. Oh yeah and a witch hat and broomstick.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014


Got a lot done over the weekend. This doll came together fast.
Not entirely sure I like this dragon. Details this small are so hard to do.
I need to work out a cloak design that allows the front of the skirt to be shown. I may set her aside a few days and work on something else while I think about this. Other than that she's coming along pretty great. What do you think?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday's Worktable

Started a new felt doll. She's a mini Maleficent. I know, why do another one, right? Well I never had a chance to add the dragon to my challenge piece and I really wanted to do that. I also cut out Goldylocks too. I'll show wips after the weekend.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Moving On To Other Things Now...

Now that Maleficent is finished I can move on to other projects, namely my fairytale dolls.

Besides Hansel and Gretel, I have also finished Little Red Ridinghood and Wolfie. Here are some wips. I plan on showing all the dolls together when they are done.

I've been playing around with the idea of doing the witch from Hansel and Gretel but then do I need to do Red's grandmother too? The list of characters seems endless and I'm not sure I want to devote so much time to adding more when I'm not sure how well they may be received.

I'm trying to produce enough stock to reopen my etsy store, so I do want to make another set and am considering Goldylocks or maybe the 3 Little Pigs. My daughter wants me to do Pocahontas and Aladdin. I've been doing mostly Grimm type tales since the embroidery I'm doing fits best with that Old World theme, but I'm always happy to hear any ideas you all may have.


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