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.
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.
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.