Absolutely fascinating, Cheery! I know from the beginning of this thread that you started out by making a very simple doll from a pattern. The leaps you've made since then are so impressive. I see you've incorporated pipe cleaners. I don't know how or where you use them, but whatever you're doing sure works!
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 5, 2019 18:56:06 GMT
In the second picture you can see how the hands are basically mitten shaped, (I got the technique for making hands from a Jan Horrox book & pinterest!) I sew seperate fingers with a few simple stitches, then insert pieces of pipe cleaner into the individual 'finger' channels...then pad the hand with a bit of the filling. Ta-dah !
Cheery, I don't know whether to look or not! My curious side makes me want to see how it is done, but I'm afraid your little people might lose their personalities and characters that you give them. That is...unless you have a biscuit tin marked "Attitudes" that only you can dip into.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 6, 2019 17:56:27 GMT
Oooh nooooo Questa! They always turn out different...each doll sort of makes it's own mind up who he or she is going to be, partly because I keep changing the pattern slightly and because they're hand made there are always differences in the position of the stitches, how I draw the face etc. I don't think any are identical...even when I use the same pattern.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 11, 2019 14:27:52 GMT
Thanks for the nice things that you say
They're all different because I'm not capable of duplicating the dolls exactly, it's not a bad thing necessarily.
I'm making her a broom stick when I get my hands on some straw. Esme Weatherwax has a white cat called You...but I think I've done enough. Victoria will love her I think and my position in the Granny league tables should shift up a notch, praps.