Saturday, February 10, 2007
AfriCoco is Dressed & Off To Market
AfriCoco is finally complete. I spent most of the day finishing her off. I was having a hard time finding a basket for her, so I end up making one. I used a plastic container you would get from a take-out restaurant and cut it down to a 2" height. I crumpled some brown paper to get the wrinkles then decoupaged it to the inside. On the outside, I hot glued some rope around the entire container for the straw effect and then watered down some brown paint to give it more color. The rope was a little to light for how I wanted it to look. Do you love the fabric?? I said I would keep it a surprise. When I saw it in the store I knew immediately this would look great on her. I'm hoping she does well at the auction. Her story doesn't end here. I will continue her saga at the auction to let you know how she does. If you want to see more pictures of her, go to my picturetrail link listed in the sidebar under my favorite links. In the meantime I will start on the second doll. I haven't decided on the second pattern yet. I would love to do the Ethiopian Queen, but she's a bit involved and I don't think I will finish her in time. She will be a future project though. I will have to decide by tomorrow in order to have her ready in time. I will let you know then what I've decided.