Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Iris Unveiled

Iris is done. I've been having a hard time getting some pictures of her that I like, but nevermind I can't wait any longer and just have to put her up here to say hello.As you can see she has moved on and has a head and everything. I added some flowers to the bottom of her skirt and I'm a lot happier with the way it looks now.These flowers match the one that I'd already added to her bodice. They come from a couple of bunches of artificial flowers that I picked apart.I didn't finish her off exactly as the pattern in the book. I decided not to add netted ruffs to her sleeves, instead I just tied on some torn strips of left over sari silk.I also didn't add ribbons to her legs as in the original pattern. I had to change out the fabric that I had first chosen for the legs as I didn't have quite enough. It got replace with a fabric that has a pretty dragonfly pattern so I thought the legs didn't really need anything extra.I raided my yarn stash for her hair, and while I didn't have anything that stuck strickly to the colour pallette I'm happy with what I picked out.

I'm really looking forward to the next colour pallette now so I can try another doll. I just hope that I have time for everything now that I've signed up for City and Guilds

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

She's fabulous

Amanda said...

How exotic she looks, wonderful. I'll look forward to seeing what you have to do for your C & G, it's something I've toyed with but never got any further than that.

Celia said...

I really like your doll. You have done such a great job. I love her personality.

VivJM said...

Oh wow, she is WONDERFUL! Great job :-)

Andrea said...

Iris is a babe - lol ! I love her. And your fears about doing her face were unfounded - she's really pretty . Well done xxx

Terri Stegmiller said...

She's magnificent! I love the yarn you used for her hair. I hope you will have time too, to continue with the palette challenges as I'm so enjoying your doll creations.

jennyflower said...

She is very very lovely. xx

Vicki W said...

She's fabulous!

Sarah said...

She is wonderful. I just love her hair!

Caren Kristine said...

I love Iris. You did a great job.

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coral-seas said...

Hello Iris, very pleased to meet you. I love the flowers on your dress, the sari ribbons on your sleeves and your funky hair.