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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Snake Charmer

Our next doll club challenge reveal is at the August meeting. The theme for this one is The Continent of India. I have this wonderful pattern by Shirley Shaw that I’ve been dying to try, so this gave me the perfect opportunity. I also have the companion pattern, the Charmed Cobra, but I don’t think she’ll get done for a while. Still working on doll show things for September. I’m on track with what I want to do, so I’m in good shape. I seem to be showing finished dolls lately, so I thought you might like to see a bit of a step X step of this doll.

He’s fabulous and feels very mystical. I’m not sure I will part with him. I’ll have to price it so that no one will want to buy him…lol  I’ve heard that doesn’t always work though..

Here he is put together, but undressed state. I was very happy that his face turned out with a masculine look, at least to me it looks more masculine than feminine.The fabric is from Dollmakers Journey and the colour is African Light. If you are looking for Ethnic colours of fabric, they have a very good selection and it is Pima Cotton as far as I’m aware.

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Here he is with his silk shirt and vest. The trims from my stash were perfect for this. I used the trim twice on each wrist, first I attached it facing up his arm, then turned another piece around and butted it up against the first piece and with it facing toward his hands. Then I finished it off with some soutache around the center of the wrists to finish off the look. There will be more trims added at the end, such as tassels etc. so his arms will be a little more embellished. I know in the picture his nose looks a bit wonky, but that will be fixed with a needle poked in and stuffing moved around.

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1 comment:

  1. He is looking wonderful already and I can't wait to see him finished.

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