Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Witch Doll is Done!

OMG Finally! I know! Whenever I make a doll I try and do something new each time, plus the clothes are always a challenge to me. Sometimes I have to set them aside until I feel confident enough to drive in and just do it. I'm such a perfectionist and hate having to re-do things. I want them to be right the first time (yeah like that ever happens!) Any hoo with no further adieu here is the first witch.
 Oddly enough she's really witch #3. She has 2 sisters that I need to finish also. Now that I've worked out all the details, I hope they will be done quickly as this witch is tired of tending the cauldron alone.
 I made her as my usual felt doll but added a spiderweb fabric overlay material to her skirt that I've been dying to use. I also found a witchy quote and printed it on fabric that I then used for her torso and the band of her hat. This was also the very fist time I used more realistic hair instead of felt.

 She's 19 inches from her feet to the point of her hat. Her arms are positionable. Her hips are jointed too so she can sit. She stands nicely with a doll stand.
 Her hair is made from Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn. You have to process it a little but it's super soft and perfect for hair. (I'm allergic to wool so can't go that route) And yes I wanted her to have choppy messy hair. After all she's a witch and that cauldron is hot you know.
I hope you like her. This was the first time I completely left my comfort zone and I'm pretty happy with her.

6 comments:

Kaerie Faerie said...

she is very cool, and I love the colors, hey, isn't that yarn great, I have it all colors, it makes fab hair
YAY
Karey

RagamuffinQuilts said...

She's great! Love the skirt!

Moriah said...

She came out great

Quernus Crafts said...

Her hair is fantastic! Well done - it's amazing what happens when you move out of your comfort zone! Encore!

Jingle said...

Wow! She looks absolutely amazing! You really stepped it up with this one!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

I love the big red lips! She turned out great!

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