Monday, 14 April 2014
Things Happen, And Gwyneth Is Coming
Or rather in this case S**T Happens!!!
There I was, comfortably working on giving my Storyteller doll her hair in a lovely soft navy feather. As usual I took a look at my feather box and thought "I have plenty of feathers here", so on I go...
Halfway through her head of hair I reach for another packet of the same colour and Bam!
No navy left!
My poor doll has had to spend all weekend with her half bald pat shining and making her look rather daft. Poor thing is hiding herself away in my dresser, but today I received my package of new supplies from the wonderful Ribbon Moon site. They have lots of bits and always deliver quickly so I can highly recommend them :)
The fabric for Siouxsie's kimono is with a lovely Japanese lady who agreed to add the text to it. And once it's back I should be able to get Siouxsie dressed fully quite quickly. Here she is sitting in her harem pants and turtleneck looking a bit bland, and very bald.
When I spotted this dolls pretty blue eyes I could just see her dressed in a smart Betgwn (half jacket half gown) and tall black hat. And am planning on making her a long red clock too.
I found all the fabrics I need so have ordered them all. That never happens and I'm always searching, so I think Gwyneth really wants to be dressed :)
She was looking a bit too plain so I added a narrow border of simple blackwork to the hem of her cream petticoat. And I think it looks quite pretty :)
I'm going to give her next petticoat in a bright red with a pin-tucked hem. It's the kind of petticoat that is meant to be seen below her apron and between the split skirts of her betgwn.
Hopefully next week I'll have lots more finished things to show you, and I'm hoping to list my storyteller too :)