Saturday, February 2, 2008
I mentioned in an earlier post I was working on a couple of dolls. I usually work on no more than two at a time so not to get overwhelmed. I completed one which was featured in the newest issue of SDA. It is called Praise designed by Mary Tressler. I think what attracted me to the pattern was the cultural aspect of it. When I read through the pattern and saw the skirt was made with three tiers, I remembered I had a piece of fabric in my stash that would be perfect. It had a print that was in three stripes wide enough for each tier so I decided to use it instead of looking for separate pieces of fabric. I used leather strips for the bands around her neck and arms which I also found in my stash. The sticks in her hair were actually parts from some old earrings I also found in my stash of old costume jewelry parts. It was as if I was suppose to make this doll. I had no problem finding everything I needed in my stash. Don't you just love when that happens? It was a fun pattern to work with. Well, back to the drawing board. I'm still working on The Storm Dancer. I'm having trouble on deciding how to dress her. I think she wants to be naked for a while; so in the meantime I'll start on something else. That's always fun!