Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hoffman Challenge Doll 2014 Part 3

Here is he pretty much done though I am not happy with the soles of his shoes as I mentioned before so I will be repairing them and already have a solution in mind.  His hat is felt with a butterfly applique on the front. The real hats they wear appear to be made from a hard substance.  I found some from the 1700s made of cloth but shaped.  I decided to add the felt florets for the shape.  It looked like some of the older hats of the apprentices had something similar.  His name, El Mariposa means the Butterfly.  The challenge fabric has butterflies on it.  There is also a beaded butterfly applique on his cape which is sewed to the base. Various views.  Don't know why Blogger won't let me move the pics around!





6 comments:

ruthanne said...

WONDERFUL USE OF FABRIC! LOVE THIS PIECE AND HOPE YOU WIN FIRST PLACE!

Gay And Alive said...

Beautiful Matador man doll!

Mary Ann said...

Fabulous!! His face is awesome.

Kathie Briggs said...

Wow! What a fabulous creation.

Deana Hoepker-Steel said...

Handsome fellow!

Deanna Hogan said...

Love your matador, Stephanie! Are you ready for me to add him to my Hoffman pages?