Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Autumn not so sprightly!

I bought Patti Culea's book "Creative Cloth Doll Making" and of course, I had to jump right in and have a go. Here's the result, an autumn sprite....


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She's perhaps a little bit blowsy, a little bit overblown. She looks thoughtful, not sad but a little bit serious. It's because she's in the autumn of her life, a good bit past the middle, but still quite a way from the end. She has enjoyed her life up to now, so she still likes to dress in bright colours, but not as bright as she did when she was in her summer, spring now seems a long way behind. She still loves to wear necklaces and bracelets, but now the colours are muted, berries and fruits instead of summer flowers. Sometimes now, she finds she needs a light stole or a shawl to guard against the cold in the chilly autumn evenings.

She doesn't like those slippers. She still likes to wear dainty, pretty shoes and kick up her heels now and then. She has good feet and her favourite shoe colour is red. She wants me to make her another pair!

Here's a close-up of her face:


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and this is what she is sitting on:

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I used the beginners pattern with the intermediate face for this doll. The plan is to work through the patterns and techniques in the book and finish up with Spring, Summer and Winter too!

13 comments:

Sue B said...

I think she's fantastic! I must have picked up that book a million times but put it back, now you're tempting me to buy it and give doll making a try.

StegArt said...

Oh she's marvelous. I love how you did your clothing and accessories. I look forward to seeing the next dolls.

Waltraud said...

What a nice idea. I´m also looking forward to the next seasons.

Linda said...

I love Autumn. What a beauty! Dollmaking is more fun than I thought. I'm afraid that it is also adictive like all other needlearts!

Susan D said...

Oh she is fantastic. I'm doing a Joggles class on doll making starting 17th July.

Purple Missus said...

Fabulous. Doll making is obviously your forte.

Dianne said...

I think she's gorgeous!! I love her face - very impish!!

teodo said...

Delicious and nice!
ciao ciao

Elizabet said...

Mines at the just cut the first pattern out stage at the moment. I'm waiting for my pens to arrive so I can do the face.

Yours is amazing! I love it!
Aren't there some inspiring ones in the book?

Conni said...

Well, she turned out lovely! And you know you’ve been bitten by the doll making bug when they start talking to you and telling you what they want to wear…

loulee1 said...

Oh My, she is lovely.

raf said...

Wow,she's so beautiful!From top to toe!

Mermaid's Purse said...

She's just so wonderful! I have 2 of Patti's books but have yet to start a doll - I must put it on my "to do" list!