Sunday, May 13, 2007
What I've Been Up To
My dollmaking has been a little slow lately. It's that time of year where Spring cleaning takes priority over everything else. In between the cleaning, I've been trying to finish a fairy doll I started with the doll club I belong to. For some reason I just can't seem to finish her. We did a wing technique at our meeting last week and I wanted to use the technique for her wings but everytime I try to finish her I just look at her and walk away. I can't seem to figure what that's all about but I thought if I should work on something else in the meantime. I thought if I divert my attention to a simpler doll, I would snap out of whatever it was that was stopping me from working on my fairy. I was browsing some of the doll sites and came across a new free pattern by Kate Erbach at the dollmakers journey website http://dollmakersjourney.com/ettamae.html
I thought I would make this doll because it was so simple and then go back to my fairy but I got very much involved with this one. As you can see, she has a very odd look and shape to her which made her interesting to worked on. She came together rather nicely. I would recommend this pattern to someone new to doll making who likes the whimsical type dolls. I can see alot being done with this doll. After completing this doll I figured I'd attempt working on my fairy again, but again the brakes went on. I'm starting to believe she doesn't want to be a fairy for some reason. So while I pondered on what I'm going to do about my fairy I made another doll from the free pattern.
I Think they are both kind of cute; but what am I going to do about my fairy? I really think she doesn't want to be a fairy. I have gotten as far as trying to costume her and that's where she stops me. It looks like I may have to choose another pattern for my fairy. I think that may be the answer. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. It's amazing how some of the dolls we make can be so tempermental. I myself am curious to know what this doll wants to be or wants to look like. I will surely keep you posted about the results.
I would also like to wish all my dolly friends a Happy Mother's Day.