This post was supposed to go on my blog Craftewoman's workshop, but for some reason, I am unable to get back into it. So, I guess this is going to become a catch all. If you'd like to see my previous works, you can head over there.
I was contacted last week by a new author of children's books who wants a doll to take with her on her book signing tour. This is exactly the kind of challenge that I like. Give me a character to create, and my mind starts spinning with the possibilities. The last dolls I've made have were for Christmas. I've been focusing on home decor, and had no desire to make any more dolls this spring, until I got that Facebook message, and then I was excited to pull out the fabrics and stuffing and paints and all of the stuff needed to bring a character to life. It doesn't even matter to me that I will not be making a profit on this girl, and my new friend has some more characters in the works. Let me show you what I've been doing up until now.
|Fingers wired with pipe cleaners|
|Freezer paper stencil ironed onto face|
|Face painting finished|
This doll is a character from a book by Linda Lodding called The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister which has yet to be published. It has great illustrations and a clever story line. And best of all a moral. I can't wait to get my copy!