Friday, April 30, 2010

DIP - Doll In Progress

This is the doll that has been showing up in the Wednesday WOW posts.

shiva

I may have to set her aside for a bit, though.  Just for awhile, until I get a few other "priorities" off the table.  Sigh!

She doesn't have a name yet (they usually get a face before they tell me what their name is), but I've been calling her Shiva.  Those odd marks on her legs and body are made with Shiva Paintstiks.  I wanted to experiment with some of the pros and cons of coloring a doll before stuffing versus after assembly. 

I'm not sure what she will be when I get back to her.  Maybe a tatooed lady?  In that case, her name would have to be Lydia.

P4210024 The pieces were already sewn because I wanted to test the size and pose before starting on the Hoffman Challenge.  I don't like the legs, but I think the rest of this pattern will probably work just fine.  So, back to the drawing board to work out better legs and feet.  Then I will be working on the Hoffman doll.  It will be July before we know it and I hate having to rush through the finishing touches.  I seem to do that way too often.  Sigh again!

Anyway, you may not see the finished product for awhile, so enjoy what there is of her for now.

3 comments:

Annie said...

Those Paintstiks look interesting. As does this doll. I like that position of her left hand. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for her. Kind of sorry I have to wait!

Jules said...

Great to see you creating a new doll Liz, I look forward to seeing her journey.

Kay said...

I like her legs and feet, sort of plump and sexy. But of course it depends what you want for a particular character, I guess.
I think I won't do the Hoffman. I had an idea and made a test block, but it's so complicated and I'm not in the mood somehow. And as you say, time is moving on.