Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Pilchards and Work In Progress

I've been a bit busy so haven't updated the blog on how the year long challenge is going, so I'm about to show you some work in progress and a small shoal of Cornish Pilchards.

The Pilchards is something I've been meaning to make in fabric for a while and I finally got to make them.

fabric cornish pilchards

Its a great way to use up some scraps of fabric, and they were fun to make. I decided to make some glam or bling ones, they have been decorated with sequins. The other ones I just added a tiny button for the eye, the plainer ones ended up as my favorites. 

So last week I wasn't sure what to make and as I had brought a pattern ages back for a doll that needed paper clay parts, I decided to make a start. Unfortunately I soon realised my paper clay had to be binned so I ended up using  air drying clay.

dolls head work in progress

The instructions were really good and I think I've ended up with a reasonable face and head. I've got the hands and feet to make and then they will need painting. After that has been done I will make the body out of some fabric that I bought ready for her, though I expect I will end up changing my mind and using something else instead. 

As for what I will be making this week I'm not sure as its the half term holidays and the girlie and lad are at home. I do also have a secret project I'm slowly working on, but I can't tell you anything about it yet as its well a secret. 

Until next time

Vic xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sugar Skull Elf and Eric Bloodaxe

This week I decided I wanted to paint some more Cornish Pixie Elves and I was going to paint a small elf maybe a set and one of the very large conical elves. Well as per usual the elves had their own plan and only one of the ideas actually got to be made. So first to be made was a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull inspired Elf. The body color I wasn't too sure but I eventually decide to show off the skull more with a black body and felt hat. The Sugar Skull itself was a bit tricky as some of the details are very small. I did have to pry this away from Girlie as nicked it and I may have to hide it from her.

day of the dead Cornish Pixie Elf

The set I decided I would just pick one colour and use different shades for each elf. I couldn't choose between greens, blues or pinks, but as I've made a lot of green and blue elves recently I thought pinks would be nice. Okay I also sneaked in a lilac elf mainly because one of the pink paints had deteriorated with age and it also looked nice with the others.

pink Cornish Pixie Elf

I've wanted to make  a Viking elf for a while so I decided a small elf would be a good size for him. He turned out really well and I have to admit he is my favourite. Eric Bloodaxe as I called him will probably be joined by more Vikings and maybe a few more different warrior clans of the elves. 

Viking Cornish Pixie Elf

The elves will be made available over the next few days in my Etsy shop which you will find HERE

Until next time

Vic xx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Pip the Newest Doll.

 As some of you know I'm often inspired by the Afterlife Saga written by my favourite author Stephanie Hudson. I have often thought about making one of the characters from the books in doll form. I thought it would be Keira first but that cheeky imp called Pip got there first. Of course it meant a reread of the Triple Goddess to remind myself of the colour of Pips eyes, I remembered her hair was green with blue tips but I just wasn't sure on the eyes. I had a feeling the eyes were green and I wasn't far off as they were but with a blue ring around the iris.

ooak cloth art doll Pip

The rest of the doll went well, I would have prefered to use a Marvel, DC, or similar fabrics for her clothing. But due to the fact that usually those fabrics are for personal use only I can't use them in dolls I sell and to be honest its a nice challenge to use something else. 

ooak cloth art doll Pip

Pip's hair was fun as I added in some turquoise with the green merino wool, it did start off long and then I decided shoulder length would be better. 

ooak cloth art doll Pip

I am pleased in how Pip has turned out and I have a feeling that Keira and Sophia will be made at some point and if I get a pattern for a male doll well you might be seeing a Dominic Draven one day. 
Next week I think its back to Cornish Pixie Elves I wonder if I could do some Poldark inspired ones. 
Until next time
Vic xx

ooak cloth art doll Pip

ooak cloth art doll Pip