I know, it took me a while to post pictures of my completed mannequin from Arley Berryhill's costuming workshop. I started out with a very colorful inspiration fabric, but with the plight of our planet in mind as of late,I decided to go green and serene. Taking this workshop was fun for me because the best part of doll making for me is the costuming. Mannequins are a great way to practice. I keep seeing the base as a really funky table lamp. Right?
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.