Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Finally Blogger Is Working Again!

Blogger seems to be working again. And now of course I've forgotten everything I wanted to tell you all about :S

Happy New Year Everyone :)

I've been working slowly through the holidays to get a new batch of dolls sculpted, smoothed, painted and strung together. And now have a big gang of bald naked beauties waiting to become the voices that shout in my head.

There are some rather striking faces in this batch, and I'm really looking forward to getting to work on them.
I know already that the first I'm going to make is Lady Harriet Mordaunt, the famous, or rather infamous, woman that managed to get the Prince of Wales dragged into the divorcee courts as  respondent in a sensational divorce detailing her extra-marital sexual relationships. The poor Harriet was eventually left to pass the last 36 years of her life in a lunatic asylum after a counter petition led to a finding of mental disorder.

She's a very interesting character, and it's hard to try and work out why she acted as she did when she knew that her behaviour would be considered outrageous by both the law and by society.

I'm getting towards finishing my silly pirate. Captain Morgan's Daughter. And here she is in her pantaloons (easier on-board ship and for fighting) with her skirts looped up and showing her petticoats.

Over her shift and tightly laced corset I'm going to give her a black pirate's coat with silver embroidery details. And when her hair is added she'll have a wide brimmed hat with feathers as well.
I'm even planning to try and make her a cutlass and bandoleer :)

She's a bit further along now, but I'm afraid Bound got left to one side while I tried to figure out the best stuff to use for her ropes.

After playing about with string, garden twine, cord, embroidery thread and anything else I could find around the house I finally settled on a beige beading cord I had at the bottom of the cupboard. It's the perfect thickness and stiffness, but of course is way too clean so I've been dip staining it in layers, drying in between, and sanding it to get it roughed up. It took a while to get it to look right, but now Bound should be finished very soon too, wrapped in her ropes and standing as a statement against the restrictions of the past and present that effect women in society (a bit of a heavy social statement for me I know).

My project with the lovely Linda working on our Elizabethan Lady Beth is still carrying on and we're now zooming ahead with details and bringing her together. I'd love to share a pic of the stunningly beautiful sample pieces that Linda sent to me but I don't want to spoil the surprise.
And just look at this sweet smart Witch called Hazel she made me as a Christmas gift. I'm very blessed :)

I hope 2013 brings you all that you wish for and a few dreams too :)

1 comment:

  1. I love that photo of them all heaped together and arranged by size. Welcome back to Blogger. It has been a bit of a cow, recently, and hiding updates from blogs I follow. On both Bound and the Pirate, I have to say I LOVE the little shifts you make. So pretty!

    Happy New Year!