Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CRAZY CAT LADY STARTER KIT is my Hoffman Challenge 2014 entry. She is a bit of a departure for me, and may not be a judge-pleasing entry, but I really created her for myself this time, and she proved to be fun and challenging! She has a full body armature, a dollskin fabric skin over needle sculpted head to create the wrinkles and creases in her face.
She holds her Starter Kit of 3 little kittens, a bag of catnip and cat magazines. the Hoffman fabric is in her apron and her hat.
the size limit for the challenge is 20", and she is a 20" doll but appeared to grow after she was completed, costume and all, she measured 22". so I had to cut her legs off at the top and re-sew them to the torso. I also used a steam iron to compress the stuffing in the top of her head. End result, exactly 20"!
She was created from my Gayheart the Gardening Granny pattern.


Fran said...

She is WONDERFUL! Love all the colors of the Hoffman fabric.

I haven't done a Hoffman doll in several years. Now that life has settled down a lot, I hope to get back into more and more creating my dolls, etc.

hjs said...

I think she is great and I wish you the best of luck in the challenge. Love your creativity and humor with this one. I follow you on focd yahoo group.

Unknown said...

Wow! This is so cool. Amazing job!
I love making dolls too. I find Mixed Media quite interesting. I recently found these stencils online, you need to have a look at them too!