Sunday, March 16, 2014

I think he is DONE!!!

I am always fussing over the finishing touches on all my dolls, but I think I have finished him and his pet dog.  Still mulling over a name though I have decided the dog is a bird dog named King.  He is taking time to walk his dog, looking at his pocket watch.  May give him a cane to hang on his wrist.  Added the bird to King's crown.  Did you notice the little blue jay tucked in below the feathers on his hat?  He is 24", next will be a 19" but not a cat.

Finishing touches

The spats are on!  King gets a new crown though I think he needs a bird on top because he really should be a bird dog.  He also has a name tag though it's a little big.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More progress - he is standing!

He is now attached to the base.  He still needs a cane, spats, and oh yeah his Tail!!!!  Tail fabric is ready to go but watching my grand son sleep right now so no access to a sewing machine.  The dog needs his collar, chain and he also is getting a crown,
Tail Fabric.  The spats will be made from the fingers of a beautiful leather glove my dear friend Victoria Adams Brown gave me.  Love the seams are in the right place!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

He now has a pet dog...

Ok. I am the first to admit I don't know what I was doing and still don't but if it looks like a dog...well maybe almost like a horse but Mr. cat now has a pet dog.  Going to have to try making a few more before I can actually write directions.  I started with a wire armature then covered it in felt then needle felted wool on.   Think version 2will have a much smaller armature maybe just the legs and the body shape will be something that I can actually needle felt into!  I forgot all about the owl class I took but then that was 1/4 the size of this.  He comes almost to Mr. cat's thigh and he is a 24" version.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making progress

Here he is with head attached and partially dressed.  The hat is hor size only, I will be constructing one slightly doffereng in shape.  Hia pants have a satin stripe down the outside of the leg.  His bow tie needs to be cut.  Buttons need to go on his vest and cuffs and the the final piece, his jacket which will have tails besides his own!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New W I P

Finaly started a companion for Madame LeChat.  He will be a pattern hopefully with a few variations.  Right now, I am making the 24" size.  He is a dark grey tabby.  Still have to add color to his body.