I'm so excited about making my vintage-style cloth doll - she is turning into a real little lady! You can read previous posts on my doll making journey here.
Today's discovery is when making something with a "soul" the facial features really do make or break the overall "feeling" of the person or creature.
I wanted my doll to have very striking eyes and tasked my honey with helping me come up with some ideas. He draw a number of very different eyes including square ones and ones that might look in place on a Jim Henson creation, but I wanted something a little more realistic.
We sat together on the couch whilst I explained I wanted her to look sophisticated, happy yet serene, pretty and friendly. (Not much to ask from a pair of eyes is it?!)
It was unpicked and replaced with something halfway between the original and the slightly pared down version below - She did retain half the line underneath and ended up with four lashes!
Yes - There was a lot of stitching and unpicking going on today!
Will report back shortly with a pic of the result (when the air erasable marker has disappeared).
Update: Click here to see her eyes finished :)
You can now read about my entire doll making journey here: