Sunday, June 21, 2009

"It's a Girl!!!"....doll

Look at this little cutie girl I bought on Etsy from...Michelle at Crow Haven Studio Farms....she is such a little imp...getting her chops up for the Mad Tea Party...June 27th. Her little legs just dangle when you grab her by her little skinny throat when she is up to NO good........she is one of the Gossip girls that Michelle made I really Love her!

OK what do you do when you are getting ready to teach a Doll clay in Cloth and Clay at Artfiberfest in a few days...lets see last time when I taught at my house...I cleaned every thing and every drawer....hmm...this time I think I will make a completely new doll.........

and my all time favorite friend BARBIE fashion dolls...
(as a young teeny...I spent endless hours making haunt courtier clothing for her in the 60's chic styles...I am looking forward to doing it again....with my new dolls)
I tried my hand at a Sculpey clay doll....I used Barbie's dimensions for the body...and a big head like a few other dolls I picked up at the Goodwill....a Bratz...and Holly Hobby???
I burnt her nose...Michelle said bake her at 250 instead of 275. Then bake longer...30 mins.
I also had to remake the legs...with wire inside as they twisted and broke when I tried to bend them back...they are very long legs...because she is a fashion doll and needs to walk the runway....soon I hope!
Ta Da.......I like her hair...it is like my Kimt inspired doll with the black hair and red necklace......so she sits.... waiting to be to be painted and dressed after Artfiberfest......and with all the new skills I will be learning from Ruth Rae I think she will have a nice dress....

11 comments:

spindelmaker said...

Oh, i like her! She looks so cool and casual and on-top-of-the-world. And that is before she´s got her face painted :-), how great won´t she be in a little while!?!

Janine said...

Great job Deirdra! I like her burnt nose...actually I did not think it was burnt until you mentioned it. I thought it might be a bit of blush or color to put emphasis on it's cuteness! Well nice burn job anyway! I really do like it and the doll you purchased - so cute!

lk moonwood said...

Ooh! She's looking cute, Deirdra! I like the burnt nose, actually. Funny that it turned red - it looks like a real sunburn, or like a kid with a cold in winter. Mine's baking now... Can't wait to see how you paint her!
:) lulu

Dina said...

I love her and I like the character the little burnt nose gives. She's already got a head start on her summer tan! Mad hatter tea party sounds like sooo much fun!! You hosting it? I meant to thank you for your email I have taken a lot of what you said to heart...Thank you for your all words of wisdom! I hope you had a great weekend...talk to you soon

Lori S-C said...

She is lovely, and the nose gives her character!
Looking forward to meeting you at Artfiberfest in a few days!

Lori

Mo'a said...

It is such fun seeing that you are enjoying doll making. Her nose is cute...I would leave it that way and not paint over it :)
Have a great time teaching...see you soon.

Carrie said...

Oh wow! I love her! I didn't even realize that the nose was burnt until you mentioned it. I assumed it was meant to be colored that way.

She's beautiful though, can't wait to see her finished and painted! :)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Deirdra, she came out great! Boy, she does have long legs... they were made for walking...LOL Awesome job girl. I can't wait to see her completed... Did you burn nose at 250? hmmmmm I never had that happen to me...may be she was to close to the burners?
Have a great day.
Cheers

Rose said...

wow, i would love to try and make a doll like this. Lovely.

Rose

Georgina said...

Just discovered your blog and I love your work. Actually, I think the burned nose adds lots of character...it's adorable.

Her Art Nest said...

Loved your dolls...oh my goodness! Great photos, and loved visiting your tea party. So darn cute! Come on over sometime for tea! ~Nan