This was a busy weeked with the weather (snow and sleet!) and a bead show to go to yesterday. My stepson and his wife were in Mexico and were supposed to come home Saturday but their flight was canceled. I spent most of Saturday night on the web and phone with him trying to find flights so they could get home. They got home late last night and are exhausted but are off to work today.
I did get some time to work on Noira (noir is french for black). I have finished her head and dressed her in her chemise. Her face was a challenge. I shaded it with Pearlex powders, and used Portfolio Water soluable oil pastels. (Love these as the colors are rich and do not change the hand of the fabric. You can still write over them with fine tip markers and colored pencils). The whisps around her face are curly dark purple and blue rovings (bought at the bead show!) and black flash angelina fibers needle felted in place. The rest of her hair is a crocheted piece made from glitter black fur yarn. She has eyelids and real eyelashes. You really can't see all the highlights in her face in the pic. She just needs whiskers which will be added last. I also coated her eyes, nose and mouth with Crystal lacquer.
Her chemise is made from black and silver lace with a gold lame lining. I hope to get her overskirt done today. I must say though--the black suede cloth collects all sorts of lint but I am pleased with the way she is turning out so far.