Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween Witch Doll

I've been meaning to post these pics for awhile now and if I don't do it soon Halloween will be long gone - actually it seems long gone already - everywhere I turn someone insists on telling me how many weeks or days there are until Christmas! Anyway - last month DD and I stopped into this store and I saw this awesome doll and the store was giving a class on how to make it! Only problem was we were there on Monday afternoon and the 2nd class was that Wednesday night so I was already behind and didn't have a lot of time to catch up. But since I've made dolls before I figured I should be able to do the initial stuff without any guidance. There were two more classes and I just love the way everyone's doll came out.

My doll is not finished yet. I still want to accessorize her a bit and with time crunch I didn't have time to collect everything I wanted. Here she is:

My witch - close up

I also want to redo her hair. I really was not happy with the way it turned out. But all in all I am very happy with her and I love the class. I was ecstatic to learn how to do sculpted faces. I am hoping the store does more doll classes soon. The owner is an incredible dollmaker - very talented. Here is a pic of everyone's dolls together:

Witch dolls

The one on the right is the teacher's doll - isn't she incredible?

I have one other little autumn project to show. I finished this little pillow this week despite it giving me total fits! I hate it when an "easy" project just becomes more trouble than its worth and that almost happened with this one for various reasons not worth going into. But its done!

Autumn pillow

Have a pieceful day!


Needled Mom said...

I like her!!!! She has so much character and will be such fun to "dress" up.

Thimbleanna said...

How cute! I love your little witch doll - especially that spark of orange in her dress. Your fall pillow is cute too -- you'd never know it gave you fits -- you did a great job!

Susan said...

Your witch is OUTSTANDING! There's nothing wrong with her hair that I can see. I used to make dolls and witches and Santas for a living, so I know a good witch when I sees one! A few accessories, a cape, a spider from her hat, maybe, and she's done.

I like her a lot! You did a great job.


Karen said...

I really like your witch. Especially the hair. Looks like it has some green in it. Perfect for a witch.

siv hege said...

Your doll looks great!! You don`t have to change a thing.

sewkalico said...

Wow! I think your doll looks amazing!

teresa said...

Don't touch the witch!!! She's terrific.. I love her face.. I love her hair.. what a great job you did.. well done xx

Kerry said...

Wow! What a whacky group of ladies! Looks like a thoroughly fun time!

Mary said...

Love your witch, how adorable! Loved your blog too! I love hand applique as well, Hugs, Mary

Karen said...

I think the fence (on the pillow) finishes it off so cute!