Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bit Of This And That........

I have a few things on the go in my studio this week......a piece of mixed media sculpture coming along. I have tried to imbue this with a bit of ambiguity and mystery:







In the doll-making department, I've come up with a body and limbs for my elfbaby head. This one has a body made from synthetic doe suede, which is a lovely tactile fabric for a doll body. The head is knit cotton fabric over paperclay, sized and painted.



When I'd finished sewing, stuffing and assembling this body, I thought it was a tad too small for the head, but not so much that I wanted to re-do it! I'll just enlarge the pattern a wee bit before I use it again.



Here she is all but done. The dress is stained gauzy fabric; the hat is stained, knitted cotton, her pointy-toed leggings are knit fabric and her leafy necklace is made from leather.....and finally, with a couple of finishing touches:





2 comments:

Julia Sutton said...

Your new baby is very cute, love the suede body and baby's do tend to have big heads compared to their bodies don't they.

Susan McMahon said...

Thanks Julia - yes, babies do have proportionately large heads. This one looked pretty OK after it was dressed - it stopped bothering me!

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