The beginnings of a new doll have surfaced on my worktable. The body was started several weeks ago, but languished while I was busy with other things. This week I got busy with the head and face, but this girl just must not want to be born. I’ve spent three days of sewing on the face alone. What that really means is that I kept getting distracted and spent far too little time stitching.
Here in profile, you can see the extra dimension of the features. I’ve added tiny bits of stuffing behind the appliques as I was stitching. The lips are two layers of fabric sewn together and then turned and stuffed. Then they are applied to the face. The pupil and eye sparkle are painted.
When she is finished, she will be a stump doll like Mirror, Mirror, Tell Me No Lies who I made last year.