close up of skirt
Well here I am, at last got rid of that horrible flu. Still have a bit of cold but now I am almost back to normal. I have finished my doll as you can see. I was waiting for a good sunny day so that at least the pictures would be bright. As you know I am not great at taking pictures but, no luck. It has been dull and dreary the whole day. So I am afraid the pictures are all not that good. As you all know from previous posts that I designed this doll. I wanted her to be the Butterfly fairy emerging from her cocoon. So everything about her is silk connected. Her skirt and her wings are made from mulberry bark and part of her blouse is made from silk cocoon rods. The rods were rather big so I had to cut them to fit her waist and she carries a silk cocoon purse to gather her pollen. I did some random stitching of glitzy embroidery threads through the mulberry bark. Then I applied some fabric glitter spray. The glitter is very fine so it gives a lovely scuttle effect. The glitter spray also helped me to drape the bark on the body when it was wet , the way I wanted it and once it was dry it held its shape. I did have another idea at the beginning but that didn't work out. I cut the wings out from the green piece of bark first. I did not want to waste any of the left over piece so I draped it as it was without shaping ,as an over skirt and it seemed to go well. All the tears and bits hanging of the bark just added to the charm and I did some beading over all of this. I am a bit stuck for names for this one. I am thinking perhaps it could be Shaylee or Sujii. Any ideas? I looked up Sujii and it means silk fairy in Japanese so perhaps that would be appropriate. But still I thinking about it. If you think of a good one I would love to hear about it.