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Monday, August 23, 2010
Halloween is coming!
Top Hat Girl with a "Halloweenie on a Stick"
So I am really rolling with this years Halloween dolls....Top Hat girl is almost done...I have to finish her "Little "Halloweenie on a Stick" baby! The babies hat is a dyed silk cocoon and it will be more designed like a pumpkin....it also needs to be "stepped up a bit" with embellishments and silk ribbons!
She is paperclay really sanded and polished smooth ....with a soft body that has a new "Cool" armature inside...My friend Heather Brauner, Dollmaker Perfectionaire!!! taught me last week...I love it...you kind of build a little "cage" on the body...it shapes the body better...and the clothes seem to lay nicer! THANKS HEATHIE!!! Check out Heathers site from my favorite blogs list. I will post a picture of this armature next post for the next doll.
Her top hat was made from premo clay over a wide metal tube to create its shape..., I "triple thicked" it to match her Shiny Patent leather shoes! This hat was inspired by my good friend Cindy Sowers...Millinery Extrordinaire! You can check out her site in my favorite blogs List....A Dolley A Day! (Love that name.....)
Chickie Corn Girl is complete...her clothes are Tea, Coffee, cinnamon stained, and her hair is wild and has braids and fabric strips weaved into it!
Her Chickie Corn hat and all of the hanging chickie corns are made from yellow, orange and ivory polymer clay. Her Trick or treat pumpkin is a silk cocoon dyed orange, and decorated with vintage findings ..... I decopauged a "Tiny" vintage picture I found on the internet..My Very Creative friend, Sue Milo (from the Milo Files!) gave me the idea after we both decided the pumpkin was sweet...but Boring! That extra step made the pumpkin come to life..Thanks Sue!