Friday, July 3, 2015

Captain Cook Continued.

 Working on the coat at the moment.
Getting there, I will be working on this doll for the weekend then making a quilt for Aussie Heroes then getting back to the doll.

Gifts, Doll, Shopping And Meggie.

 Today I went out op shopping for Aussie Hero stuff and stuff to finish the doll. This lovely bag of fabric was waiting for me at the front door. Thank you Libby, the fabric is wonderful.
 Meggie enjoyed the bag that the fabric came in! Don't worry, she was only in it for a moment while the fabric was being photographed!
 This is what I bought in Greensborough today, Blank photo paper to make my Aussie Hero postcards with, 2 pairs of shoes for the buckles, this gold braid to make the shoulder tassels with, (I cannot think of the proper name for it at the moment). a bag of gold buttons. and ribbon to go as the trim on the outside of the dress coat.
Working on the vest at the moment, but you can see the buttons are the right size for the doll.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Captain Cook Doll Continued.

 Getting it all together. The breeches and the shirt are almost finished. Next will be the waistcoat, then the jacket. then the shoes and then back to the face and the wig.
The clothes will be attached to the doll and not be removable.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Captain Cook Doll.

 This is the doll so far.
The body is from this lovely pattern/tutorial.
 Building up the facial features.  It does look darker in real life, too much flash. First part of the hair/wig attached.
This is the photograph I am using.

Friday, June 26, 2015


 My son, Green Arrow.
My nephew, Nick Fury.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lots Of Stuff.

 These wonderful T towels arrived today from Kyra for Aussie Hero laundry bags and quilts.
 This is the request I will be using a cricket one for. This is a donated quilt top. Perfect.
I have made the back pack into a gun holster for my nephew for Comicon. Also a leather eye patch and altered a coat and this turtle neck top altered with the grey bands. I have been doing some research on clothing for the Captain Cook doll I have been asked to make and have been studying his face.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Doll Making.

I have been asked to make a doll for a school in NSW. A Captain Cook doll to be exact. Readers of my blog will recognise the pink wool fabric on the right. I have dyed a piece for his costume in navy blue and shocked it in hot and then cold water several times to change the feel of it. It is much stiffer now and will hold its shape nicely to represent a heavy wool look. The gold ric rac braid from my stash can be very carefuly straighten out. As payment I will be asking for a Spotlight card for the cost of the postage for the doll. My time and materials for schools I give freely.