Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Corgi Gets a Treat
Her hair is a cap I crocheted from Lion Brand Fun fur, an eyelash yarn that comes in lots of nice colors. Its unkempt look is a favorite of mine and, I must admit, mimics my own hair "style!"
The bulge you see around her middle is the gripper part of the stand. I just got this cheapie stand from Michaels and I need to find (or make) some nicer ones. These just detract from the quality of work on the doll herself.
Anyway, the vest is ultrasuede that I did a lot of beading on. The points are tipped with tiny gold bells. It's closed with a beautiful vintage glass cabochon that I glued on. It has a lovely knotted design in gold that is reminiscent of a Celtic knot. So, of course, she needs a Welsh Corgi and a star would surely indicate the dog's magical powers.
When I work with light color polymer clay I have a lot of trouble with transferring dirt and dust particles to the clay, but the Puppen seems to magically "lose" them during the curing! Yea!
By the way, the pants are a gorgeous deep red silk velvet that I bought as a fat quarter on eBay. And the final touches were the ankle bracelet made from tiny gold Charlotte beads and the two feathers in her hair - feathers from my very own ducks!