Monday, February 18, 2008

TIF February

I've been thinking about making friendship/spirit dolls for my table at the Llammas Fair later this year. I've made a start by adapting my simple doll pattern to make a 'mer-baby'

(click on photo for bigger image)

I made the body/tail fabric by 'sandwiching' metallic sweet wrappers between a felt-type wasing up cloth and sone sheer fabric. Then I 'quilted' it with programmed machine stitches and hand embroidery and added beads.

while I was testing the pattern, I was thinking about TIF and Jack Frost. I've adapted the pattern again, to make a 'Baby Frost'. This is my photo reference:

The plan is to make the body of the doll in blue, with white stitching to suggest frost. White face and arms. Spiky white hair. Sparkle added with sequins and beads. Possibly pointed shoes.

A different type of design method to January - this grew from something else I was doing, with very little drawing or planning.


StegArt said...

Gosh is she ever a cutie patootie!

Conni said...

Oh yes! Can't wait to see Baby Frost!

Waltraud said...

So lovely!