Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Someone mails me a giant hairball & I'm happy for HOURS...

Seriously. What started as a little experimentation with some fiber I got from the Sheep Shed and Desert Garden Farms morphed into a full evenings' worth of entertainment for me. I've been reading a lot about dolls made out of all natural materials; wool stuffing & hair, cotton "skin" and so on and decided that I want to make one too!

Thanks to the internet & friends like Jennifer at Desert Garden Farms & wonderful vendors like the Sheep Shed, I am on my way to creating my very own Waldorf-type doll. I will be using the fiber they sent me for stuffing as well as some of the brownish mill ends for hair. I'll probably use some of my Tumbleweed batt from Jennifer for hair as well. Now all I need is the cotton stockinette, which has been ordered but has been slow to get to me. Then I need to order outer skin material & I'll be cookin'.

In the meantime, I couldn't help but experiment a little last night. So I took some of the Desert Garden fiber & made a basic shape for the bear. Then I needle felted the grayish colored fiber over it and filled in the face.

Did I happen to mention that I worked on this the entire evening?! And I've got some deadlines looming! Not to worry if you to whom I owe projects is reading this, they are well on the way to completion. Sometimes it's nice to have a break.