SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Free Pattern Biscuit, the Pet Dog for a doll!

I made up  my free pattern  of Biscuit, the dog I made to go with my pattern Miss Kate!

 The first one was difficult because I made it with the stretch going long ways and it was hard to turn, but gave the dog longer legs.
The second doe was much quicker and easier with the stretch going across, so turning more easily!

The dog is finished with either prismacolour pencil or Inktense pencils dipped in water to make the dark smudges around the neck tail and back!  
You can find this patterns here on my blog, under free patterns, or from this link to my Website.  Enjoy! 
http://www.clothdollswithattitude.co.nz/

Saturday, June 11, 2016

St Catherine of Siena

I have just finished making this figure of St Catherine of Siena, a Tertiary Sister of the Dominican Order of Preachers & Teachers. She was the 24th of 25 children, a twin born to a well off couple in Siena, in the 14th Century. Known as a Mystic, she became a force for good, working tirelessly for the poor and sick. Although illiterate, she wrote a book that is still studied today by Dominicans all over the world, called The Dialogue. She died at age 33.

I had fun draping this figure in medieval costume and figuring out how it all goes. I didn't want to make her look too holy, but to look like someone to relate to. Her arms move, so she is easily posed!