Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Guess Who? ... Mystery WIP

I have been busily designing a special art doll.  I will give you snippets of information and pictures in the progress of my adventure.  It is a character you all know and love and here is where it is so far developing like a baby ...


You can see the head, torso and arms.  One arm has been stuffed, jointed and detailed.  The other arm is in its initial state without any stuffing or detail work.

Here is the torso and head ... poor little naked thing!

This is a closeup of the bottom seam on the torso... sort of folded like an envelope and stitched.

This shows the detail of the stitches I used in the first step of attaching the head to the torso.  I use button thread and try to criss-cross the stitching, going around the neck area at least twice.

This shows the welting detail of the character's hand.  The figure is wearing gloves.

So that's it so far ... Look like anyone you know?  (Tee-hee)

To be continued ....



10 comments:

  1. That WIP is looking very interesting... grin... So good to hear from you! And to see how busy you've been. It's all looking really good. Love that dawg. big hug

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    1. Thanks, PJ
      Daphne is my big buddy. I am busy creating and loving it. I love your gorgeous gold laced Sebright hen ... is her name Esther? What a beauty!
      Huggity-Hugs to you both!
      Carlin

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  2. I can't guess yet, need more info, but you've got my attention.

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    1. Thanks, Quentin! Delighted to be in touch again. I'll be posting more later this week. Hope all is well with you.

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  3. Curious! 'Welting' a new word to add to my doll making life. What does it mean?
    Blogs looking great :)
    thanks for all the recommendations on linked in!
    x

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    1. Hi, Grace ~~

      Welting is what you may find on the backside of a glove which, in this case, is sort of a dart that stands up and adds to the detailing of the glove. On pillows and the such it is usually stuffed or made by placing a cording inside of a cloth tube. In the case of this doll, I just left it unstuffed.

      How's your summer "Down Under." We just got up to 10 inches of snow and lost power for 4-1/2 hours due to a storm yesterday. It's all melting today with temperatures in the upper 40's.

      Huggity-Hugs~
      Carlin

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  4. Hmmm, I couldn't even venter to guess... but I can't wait to see it all done!! A lot of work goes into your creations... Have fun!

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  5. Thanks, Red~ I always have fun and am so glad special people like you have fun joining me on the posts. More clues to come very soon ....

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  6. Ooh thats exciting! I wonder who it is!

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  7. Hi, Julia~
    To see who it is, check out my most recent post.

    Carlin

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