Saturday, April 19, 2008

Yeah! New Doll

CORRECTION: I did make a doll since Hyacinth! I made Katiana the white cat dressed in blue. How soon we forget!

Also, a few people mentioned how nicely I coordinated these fabrics. Wish I could take credit there but the manufacturer did! These are mostly all coordinates. I just love paisleys and was in a "I never work with red I should challenge myself" mode. But thanks so much anyway!

Yeah! I finally made a doll! I haven't made one since finishing Hyacinth because I was working on the quilt. I had such trouble with the hands! It has been so long and I ran out of the fray stop I used. It was discontinued, so I tried a few others and had NO success. Finally, I turned the fingers without using any fray stop or glue and had no problems.
Her hat was started last month in doll club. We were making hats using Judy Skeel's challenge pattern from DCC. (I modified it a bit!) The first hat came out cute (almost the same as this one) but it was too small for her head so I had to make another. I usually use straw hats, but the one I like for this doll was Discontinued! Just my luck! The face I made while teaching a face class and the outfit I made when I was designing the doll though this isn't the final version I used in the Lady Ragalia pattern. This Doll is for Jeannie as a fundraiser towards the Dino Lambros Memorial Scholarship fund. Hope she brings in lots of donations.
Here is the backof the hat.
Now on to some dolls patiently waiting as sketches.

5 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

I especially love the colors in this doll...so rich!

Carla said...

The colors are beautiful and so is the doll. I like how you can coordinate fabrics. I have a hard time with that. What is DCC? I'd like to try that hat pattern.

Liz said...

She's beautiful Stephanie as all your dolls are. Glad to see you working on dolls again.

Barbara said...

Another beautiful creation! In my book, Stephanie, you are the master at doll making. I love the colors you've chosen - she is fabulous!

Carolyn said...

Love this doll Stephanie ... you should take credit for the use of co-ordinating the already co-ordinating fabrics ... you still need to get the right balance which you did ... I'm intrigued by the hat pattern also ... I love hats ... this one is lovely ...