Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dobby the House Elf

Posted by: Paulette
Yesterday I went grocery shopping with my 5 kids. It was 108 degrees here in Arizona, and we were gone for three hours. When I got home, I was exhausted from the heat and the challenges of loading and unloading 2 kids from car seats and groceries from two stores. So what's a girl to do when she's too exhausted to do housework? Make a doll of course!
I introduce to you Dobby the House Elf.

Dobby OOAK cloth doll
Dobby the House Elf doll is inspired by the character in the Harry Potter books series. In this version he has just received a sock from his master, through some crafty maneuvering by Harry, and is so pleased and shocked that he has been gifted with clothes! He has been set free, and will not have to wear the filthy pillowcase anymore.

He stands 9 1/2 inches tall (24 cm)

This doll was a challenge to construct because of his body shape. I used techniques that I've not used before, and I'm becoming more confident in my pattern making abilities. I also think that I'm getting better at the face painting. I still need some work on my photography skills. Oh, well. It will come with practice.

Dobby is available for sale in my shop.

Now that I've finished him, I guess I better get to that laundry. Yuck!

1 comment:

  1. I just love him so much!! He's absolutely brilliant!!