Monday, June 04, 2007

Replacing the "twins"

My grandaughter was pleased with her "twins" and lovely, generous little girl that she is, she immediately gave the boy one to her little brother! And the baby loves the peculiar puppet, it makes him laugh, coo and gurgle. So a success all round.

But now I haven't got any.........I'm still experimenting, so I made these.



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The one on the right is made from furnishing weight velour - it was much too stiff and thick and made stitching details difficult - but hey, if you don't try you don't find out!

The other one has a body made from wyncette (it's no good, I can't spell it and I'm too lazy to look it up) and the face is drawn in coloured pencil on a piece of cream coloured glazed cotton. (It was far too pale, and I've just given it a wash over with silk paint, but I haven't photo'd it).

Here's a close-up of the coloured pencil face:

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10 comments:

arlee said...

what sweet faces! and i love those shocks of hair!!

Valeri said...

What a lovely face. Quite the nicest one I've seen!

Papoosue said...

wow, these are lovely,and yes, they are sweet little faces aren't they?

Waltraud said...

These dolls are so lovely!

Dy said...

Echoing others, I just love their faces too, and their zany hair!

Dianne said...

They are so cute!!

Purple Missus said...

Absolutely wonderful.

Marty52 said...

Their faces have such wonderful, sweet expressions... you draw them so well! The hair is killer good!

Micki said...

These are just so sweet, you just want to pick 'em up and hug them. I've forgotten, is this your own pattern?

kay susan said...

Thanks for the comments folks. I appreciate the feedback because I am still experimenting and working quite hard on these. Hi Micki, yes it is - and it's constantly changing as I tweak it here and there to improve it or make a different shape or because different fabrics behave differently. I haven't really tried dolls before (apart from Doris) but I've often been tempted, especially by art dolls. But this time I wanted to make one for my grandaughter that wasn't a 'Barbie' and one that felt nice and soft, the ones in the shops are mostly plastic. And now it seems I am 'hooked' up for a while!