Monday, April 5, 2010

Finishing the Soft Sculpture Doll

I must say..it really did not take much to decide about my dolls hair. The pattern called for yarn so we went for the wool 2 ply yarn I have on a large cone. It's not that hard to texture yarn, or so I thought. My idea to curl hair is to tightly wrap the yarn around knitting needles, wet the yarn and then allowing it to dry. In theory, the "hair" will remain in a circular the size of the needle. In theory. The one problem with this technique is winding the yarn the opposite way it was coming off the cone. One twist faded out the other twist and when it came to pushing them off the knitting needle, the yarn popped with a straight spring. I can't tell you how many I threw away before I figured it out. Anyway here is a back view of the dolls head, the ash smudge is something picked up and not actually in the hair. I also added a bow in the back of the dress, the weight of the bow gave the garment more of a flare around her behind, giving her the effect she is bottom heavy, which she is...

Here she is bald with the flash on......


And again with hair.



Here she is with out the flash....


and here she again with hair and in the evening light as opposed to the morning light.


And here she is with a pre-flash, her skin can look so different at times. She also seems to have blush more times than others.


Oh, and her name......


What a nice day for Lu Lu.

The sun is so warm.....

I can see you this way.....

and that way.

I can see you under the shade,

and close-up.

But most of the time I like you to see me with my best friend. C&G Design


Words and photos by Dawn,

C&G Design.

9 comments:

tina said...

She is beautiful. I love the curly auburn hair.

Lola said...

Now that is a real cutie. I Like her little play mate.
Her hair couldn't be better. Great job.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Dawn, you did a wonderful job on here hair. It looks like a lot of work! I think she turned out beautifully.
Marnie

Protector of Vintage said...

What a great job. She looks wonderful!!

Debbie said...

Dawn!!! Bravo!! What a fantastic job you did with this doll. My Lord...you made the doll from scratch AND the dress AND you hand felted the little teddy she is holding AND now the hair was made with curled yarn you did yourself! Wow! I am just in awe of your capabilities. You shouuld be so darned proud of yourself....this is a treasure and the icing on the cake for me was another hand made item...her bracelet with her name on it!! You truly outdid yourself on this one! It's beyond words...great work.

CC said...

Dawn, she's just gorgeous and I love her. Love that sweet bear as well. I've made dolls hair before,but have always used crochet yarn and it's come out really well,but never tried wool. You did a fantastic job with everything..I just love her sweet dress and her tiny bracelet.

Jean said...

OMG she is just fabulous and the only name I could think of was Annie but the hair was not red enough so Lulu is fantastic for her.

Nancy said...

Dawn, so adorable! Wow!!! I do love the little needle felted "bear", too. (you did decide it was a bear, right?)

Lovely weather for a few days. I'm so grateful for it!

Skeeter said...

Lu Lu is a perfect name for this adorable doll! Great job Dawn...