Changing gears considerably, I just finished a brand new Golliwogg design. I dressed him up in anticipation of the holidays. Using Florence Upton's illustrations, I worked very hard to capture his likeness. Below are the results. My golly is made from black doe suede and has felt eyes and mouth. His nose is needle-sculpted and his hair is acrylic fur. His jacket is made from red satin and is lined with red broadcloth to give it shape. I just found the green striped fabric and thought it would be perfect for his pants. I still want to make a blue pair of pants for him to wear after the holidays are over. His bowtie is made from red grosgrain ribbon. I think I would like to sell this doll as a pattern, but there is no way I am gonna part with this little fella.
The last doll is Our Lady of Walsingham. I need to make her blue robe, veil and of course baby Jesus. I like her wimple. It was so easy to make. I will definately have her ready in time for Christmas. I still need to figure out how I want to make her throne. But in the meantime, happy holidays and happy doll making!