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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Venus, your doll is wonderful. I love how you are able to create such great faces for you little people. Sandi

Anonymous said...

Wow Venus she is beautiful! I love her outfit and the chancletitas are adorable! Once again beautiful work! Keep up the great work!

brenda said...

venus.. your doll is so beautiful. i to am a doll maker and im just learning to do the detailed dolls.brenda

Trish Williams said...

Venus,
I love your Afri Coco and you have inspired me to try her. Thank your blogging her progress. Being a self taught doll maker I love it when I can get some help free or otherwise.

Angelcat said...

Venus you have created a truely beautiful doll. I love how you imrpovised the basket to create something that fits the doll perfectly!

Judi W. said...

She's fabulous!