Friday, March 16, 2007

"Pussy Cat" Doll


A few years ago I made this doll for as a gift for a dear friend on her 50th birthday. She was a cat breeder, Siberians from Russia, so I made her a cat doll I called Czarina Kitty Katrina. It was pictured in SD & A Last Peek Sept 2006. I wanted to make a Black Cat doll and thought I would give it a go. I did take pics while I was making Kitty, and kept a folder with notes and pattern pieces, but I used the pieces for a head and body and they looked NOTHING like Kitty, so I started from scratch so to speak. Here she is below so far--with her head pinned on and a little thinner in the body than the original. I need to make her "feet" a little larger and sculpt her "hands" but I like the head shape. I am using knitted suede. I may make another one with the stretch of the fabric running sideways on the body. This one is longways so she is very thin--maybe too much so! She has a complete armature and her legs have "backward" knees. She has an interesting back view too though this will be hidden by her clothes. Can't wait to do her face!

1 comment:

Kat Lees said...

I love the shape on this doll......and your detail in your costuming is what makes them so elegant. Love your works of art.
Hugs, Kat Lees