|I never thought I’d make a doll that could this by herself!|
As a break from making Christmas presents, I decided to attempt a cloth doll from a book called Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls by Jan Horrox, which I bought in the Summer after making this doll.
The midwinter faery was quite a challenge because her face is needle sculpted and she has pipe-cleaners in her fingers. She also has button joints and tied elbows and knees, which let her sit balanced in surprisingly life-like postions. At every step it all seemed to be going horribly wrong but, although I definitely need practice on hands and faces, I think she came together ok in the end.
Her skirt is a partial dresden made from ‘Musical Notes’ by Timeless Treasures and her legs and wings are ‘Mama said Sew’ fabric. Hopefully, because her words are all sewing words she’ll not only charm the sun back but bring me good luck with sewing next year!
23 thoughts on “Mid-Winter Faery Song”
wow, great job! your first try came out wonderfully!
She is just beautiful! Very impressive! And I love the Mid-Winter Faery story. :o)
Oh Janine, she is so charming and wonderful! So that's what the dresdens were for! You are so talented~
She's just darling. Love her skirt ; )
wow, she is adorable!
She is gorgeous Janine, a real heirloom in the making.
What a cool idea to use a text print!
She is adorable. Congratulations. Thanks for linking up on my blog today. Cheers, Karen
Lucy @ Charm About You
So incredible Janine! I adore her :) All the fabrics all so perfect.
What an interesting story too!
She is just amazing. :) Hey – I follow a blog of a quilter gal who is a whiz with making cloth dolls. She started doing this maybe a year ago, and it's become her passion. You'd probably like seeing her blog.
This is very cool. I love that you used the text and music note fabrics!
This is so clever with the words and music…especially the dresden skirt! Awesome job!!
I don't make dolls, but I admire those who do, and yours are wonderful! Thanks for linking on LAFF so I could see them.
I love her :)
I absolutely adore her!! Very impressive for your first try. She is beautiful and I love the fabric your used.
what a sweet musical girl you have there! Very nicely done!!
Janine, your dolls are beautiful! I have never made one and I think it has to be very difficult. What a beautiful dresses they have, too! Merry Christmas! x Teje
Wow, Janine, she awesome! Well done!
beautiful, Jan. She is a lovely fairy girl!
Janine!! I love her! I'm going to have to pick up the book you mentioned as dolls have been something I think about a lot. There is a publication I buy occasionally dedicated to art dolls. So far they just serves as inspiration.
Are you working on any more? Hope your holidays were wonderful. :)
Fabric Warrior (aka Amie)
I love all the texty fabric she is sporting. Great job!