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.
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 :)
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).
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 :)