Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Latest Project


I recently was contacted by the Brisbane City Youth Ballet to make dolls for their September performance of the NutCracker. Take a look at their website, their productions are stunning. I am truly honored I was asked to create dolls for this performance as their costuming and staging is impecable. Six of the dolls are Rag Dolls and considering the time line and the distance they have to travel, I started immediately. I am using my Ragalia pattern and have made no changes in the basic doll. I started with the arms to get the hands done first. Then I moved on to the lets. I had to dye some of the fabrics to blend with the color scheme because I just couldn't find the exact ones I wanted to fit the colorways they chose. Next of course was the shoes. First a coat of paint. Next the embellishments which are all sewed on - no glue here. I want to make sure they survive many performances.
I think they came out pretty cute. I used different trims on all of them and dyed some to match. Now that the arms and legs are done, they need to be attached to the body. So here they are, this is 4 days work so far. Today I am going to work on the heads and faces.

9 comments:

Periwinkle Paisley said...

That is very exciting for you. Your handiwork is impeccable :)

creativedawn said...

Stephanie,
MAGNIFICENT! love your art!

hugz,
Pam

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh congratulations that is cool. What a marvelous job you have done so far on the dolls and I know as always your end product will be superb.

Olivia said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to see the dolls! The hand dye colors are gorgeous!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

they're looking lovely so far. Love the shoes

Colleen said...

This is the coolest thing yet!!! you are a machine!! hha I Love the painted colors and the shoes! Will they dance with these dolls? ...Colleen

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Stephanie,
How exciting!!! Their little feet are adorable! I can't wait to see them done. I hope you will have pics of them in use. The Nutcracker is one of my favorite things about Christmas!
Have fun. :o)

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Stephanie,
How exciting!!! Their little feet are adorable! I can't wait to see them done. I hope you will have pics of them in use. The Nutcracker is one of my favorite things about Christmas!
Have fun. :o)

WendyCarole said...

They are great love the boots