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Saturday, June 15, 2013

SHEPHERDESS WITH LAMB ART DOLL


SHEPHERDESS AND LAMB ART DOLL By Bethann Scott

Her clothing consists of pantalets, chemise, skirt, shoes and my first pair of socks. She also has on a fully lined hooded cape that is made using brown linen.


I was going to give her leather shoes but went for a little softer look.

Shepherdess with Lamb OOAK Doll




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Shepherdess Holding Lamb Work In Progress


Well she's coming along and now has her little lamb. My inspiration for this doll was a framed picture that is hanging in my living room (below).


 I wanted to make a shepherdess but I just couldn't find a lamb pattern that was three dimensional unless I purchased a needle felting kit/pattern. Needle felting takes way too long and I want to sew, not needle felt. I searched quite some time thinking I would easily find a pattern. But most of the patterns I saw were for primitive style sheep and I wanted a  more realistic looking lamb. So I created my own starting with a few sketches. I thought I would have to do the prototype several times....but to my amazement ...this was the first one! Not perfect...but I like it. I couldn't attach the doll's arms until I had the lamb finished.