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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.