Since graduating, I've had a creative blockage on animating so I thought I would like to go back to making things. During the summer, I became a fan of reading the blog of Black Apple who makes lovely dolls with simple template so I thought I'll give it a go. Also it was a chance for me to take out my old sewing machine that I haven't used since A-level Art.
These were my first attempts. I've altered some bits to it and added beads as eyes. The doll on the left meant to have a brown skin colour. I've tried different ways of dyeing the canvas with paint and coffee but the result isn't as successful as I wanted to be. Still, I'm happy with how they've turned out. Oh yeah, I didn't get to use the sewing machine as it was too tricky and I get impatient with any form of machine.
Below is an unofficial Edward Cullen doll. A vampire character from Twilight. I like the golden beads I've sewn for eyes but I should have done it by paint. However, I think Steff is pleased to have him.
Then there's Hannah's present. She likes frogs...and I thought I'll make a mini Hannah with a frog suit. Ta-da. Mini frog Hannah is meant to be brown but I didn't want to ruin the canvas with other attempts to dye it. In the photo, she is sitting nicely next to an adorable pin cushion from the Oxfam charity shop. I like it very much.