Archive for April 21st, 2010

Cruise doll

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This week I've been working on the doll I'll be teaching on the doll cruise in February 2011.  Normally I wait to do her hair after she's finished, but I couldn't wait.  Ms. Maddie Hatter BestI bought the red trim, that is actually upholstery trim, at Making Ends Meet in Shelbyville, KY last week.  I had to see how it looked, then plopped a funky doll hat on her to see how Ms. Maddie Hatter will look once she's finished.

I tried making her look a bit "mad" with her bright, green eyes, but she looks like a Patti Culea doll.  Nothing I can do about that.  I simply have a look that is all mine.

On the cruise I'll be teaching her face, embellishments, hair and hats.  Since she's a "hatter" she'll have to have quite an assortment of hats.  I'll have heaps of supplies for various types of hats. 

The cruise is February 25-March 7, 2011.  It leaves from Ft. Lauderdale and cruises to some exciting destinations.  More on that at another time.

While in Kentucky several people at Annie Hesse's Magic Mischief and Mayhem brought dolls they had made from my books.  This is Jayne with the mermaid from my Creative Cloth Doll Beading book.  Jayne's doll is absolutely fabulous. 

JayneWMermaid Click on the photo and it will take you to a larger image.  Do check out all the beadwork on Jayne's doll. 

MMMDebbiesDoll2Best The doll to the right is by Debbie.  It is a variation from my first book, Creative Cloth Doll Making.  I love the way Debbie used various fabrics.  And the hair is really fun.  Again, click on the photo and you'll get a larger image.

Cute frog, too.

MMMAnnieWApron This is Annie Hesse.  The creator of Magic Mischief and Mayhem.  She does these fabulous doll retreats twice a year.  I highly recommend them.

http://www.anniedolls.com

By the way, the apron Annie is wearing was done by Pam Grose.  Pam creates amazing dolls and lives in Western Australia.  She has taught at MM&M in the past.  Hope she comes back to the U.S. soon.

That's the latest, for now.  I'll be posting more pictures of the cruise doll as she gets finished.