Lately I have been making cute ballerina cloth dolls and love making them. However I have been meaning to start makine another kind of dolls, the arty kind where you paint their face and sew them cute matching clothes …
After looking at my Cloth Doll Workshop book, I couldn’t decide which doll to start with. They’re all lovely and inspiring but somehow I felt a bit overwhelmed…Until browsing the Internet I came across two patterns. One free called the Indian Girl by Arlene’s Original Designs.
Here’s my version
I named her Odakota meaning ‘friend’
For a first ever attempt at an art doll, it’s not too bad though room for improvement. Her face was a bit challenging as it was my first time and the pet fox as intended on the pattern doesn’t look one bit like mine; I have tried to copy it but never could, so just did my own thing here.
As for my second doll, I think it’s my favorite (probably easier all around) and I might adapt it and make more dolls out of the pattern. It’s called Belindy from My Raggedy Dolls. Again, tried to copy it and couldn’t make the exact same face and my brush seemed to do its own thing. It seems to be a reoccurence. I can NEVER seem to stick to a pattern or recipe. There’s always something that I’ll do my own way. Ah well, it must be a good thing, at least it’s got my ‘stamp’ on it
I love her look and like to thing she comes from Martinique (don’t ask me why lol) and her name is Marie-Sonine
I absolutely loved painting her face and already have more ideas. Oh and making earrings for her was fun and felt very natural…my making jewellery and all ^+^
Do they look alright?