Thursday, June 24, 2010

If hair could kill...

I am proud to present my latest work of art: A blowfish.

I think I will go gesso up this blowfish and paint it. Maybe it might become Betty Boop?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The "worst" doll I've ever made

Here's what I've been working on lately.... this is actually a sneak peek of my Betty Boop doll (which I really hope to finish soon.) She has been waiting patiently on the back burner for quite a while. I guess she won't mind... isn't she creeping up on 80 years old?! :-) Not too bad for an 80-year old, wouldn't you say?
I fished copper beading wire through the hem on the bottom of the dress, right on the sides. This makes the sides fishtail outwards a little. That should give here some "boop be doop!"

Now it gets even better.... or worse I should say. I have never made a doll quite like this. Very, very bad! Don't show this to any of the boys!
This doll is too much fun, I gotta tell ya. I am almost done with Betty's head... but I think it would be wicked to make another body with some other head. It's just too much fun!

I had to "get creative" with the dress because her boobs are just so - well- you know. How was I supposed to make the dress stay up? I chose stretch knit fabric because has has a little lycra in it. I'm glad I did, because I literally had to s t r e t c h it over her boobs! And to be honest, they were so big I ended up using fabric glue to make it stay. (wonder what it would be like to have THAT problem... such problems Betty has. Naughty girl.)

If you would like to try this for yourself, a pattern is available. You can find it in my Etsy shop. Honestly, I think it's a great pattern, even if you make your own head that isn't Betty. Just don't get yourself into any trouble!
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