HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My celebration comprised of a quiet evening at home launching my new website! Please pop over to www.auntpollysdollemporium.weebly.com and pay me a visit, I'll be adding lots of new goodies over the coming weeks....
Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
My orders are finally finished for this year so I can now think about new designs for next year! With my first fair early in January it's going to be a very busy time...and with three fairs the first weekend in February it's going to be quite a challenge!! Can't wait....
Posted by Debbi at 14:11
Friday, 21 December 2012
Another doll based on the fabulous pattern by Maureen Mills of Sweetmeadows Farm. I love this design though the body shape is all she has in common with the original pattern and every one I make turns out differently!
I only ever make up enough body paint for one or two dolls at a time as I'm enjoying experimenting with different strengths and shades of paint. This then alters the way I paint the features and as I don't use a face pattern they are always going to be a little different from each other.
So once the face is painted this then governs the hairstyle. I really love this very curly wool, though it's not the easiest to manage! I have a bit of an aversion to using glue on these dolls so I tend to needlefelt the hair in place. The drawback to this is that it can be ripped out, though only if you pull hard!
Posted by Debbi at 12:28