July 18, 2012

Frolicking Fiona in Fuchsia

Frolicking  Fiona in Fuchsia is finally finished- Fiona is a commission that was requested about 3 months ago. I had started her on time but life got in the way and I put her on the pack burner. Last Saturday I realized my deadline was fast approaching so working at least 5 hours a day on her she is now completed. The interesting thing I find about making dolls is that once the face is painted I can’t stop till it’s all done. The face seems to dictate what the finished product will be. Fiona was originally going to be Whispering Willow dressed in green leaves but once I started to pull out the fibers the colours and styles didn’t work. I use a method that I learnt from Adele Sciortino a few years ago and that is make the clothes on the doll. I don’t use a pattern per sae I just cut & fold & twist & pleat & stitch and it works for me. A very busy summer ahead and hope to be finishing more work soon.



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8 comments:

rtquilter said...

Fiona if fabulous! What fun dollmaking is. If only there were more hours in the day, eh? Nice work.

Mary Ann said...

She is wonderful!!!!! I love the colours you have chosen for her costume.

Magpie Quilts said...

Fuchsia Fiona is a darling!

Regina said...

Absolutely beautiful! She reminds me of the poem "When I am old I shall wear purple".

Dolores said...

Fiona looks a tad haughty. She must have been fun to make.

Susan Being Snippy said...

The hot pink and lime green! oh my! and yes, the face does give each doll her own character and with it the 'style' she should wear...

Cloverleaf Art & Fibre said...

I love your "cut and fold and twist and pleat and stitch" method. Wonderful results!

Sheila said...

Fiona is just delightful , you have a great talent for doll making.