Hey! Been a rather creative month, which is awesome of course, but not like me to get so much work done! As some of you may know, I have had quite a bit of spare time this month to do my own work, which has enabled me to make dolls that I personally wanted to do, but would not have had the time to do before.
I shall start with this doll, who was for a client based on her neice, Jorja.
I really pushed my skills with this one, and designed and constructed those cute little boots which I am so proud of, haha! MrKaiM81 wants me to make him an adult sized pair, with sherpa lining to wear around the flat. ;)
The arm and leg warmers were hand knitted using chunky garnet coloured wool, which I really think adds to the innocent/cute feel to the doll.
Once Jorja was sent off to her new home, I began making my Jinx doll (I may have mentioned I wanted to make her a few blogs back). This was super fun, and also, really pushed my skills in terms of the amount of detail that has gone into it!
I wanted to create a Steampunk Jinx (League of Legends) based on the talented artist, cosplayer and model, A.Nomaly. The Fishbones gun was probably the trickiest part, and honestly took me like an entire day to make, from planning, trial and error of pattern cutting, then the sewing! I managed to sell her the day I posted her online, to someone in the USA! I am so happy, I really love it when my work gets appreciated from across the pond! :)
The third doll, I made yesterday, as Father's Day is coming up in the UK, so I made this doll for my dad, as elephants are his favourite animal:
I used a different yarn to what I would normally do for the base of my dolls, I simply couldn't resist the space dye yarn with sparkly lurex intertwined within! However, as the yarn wasn't 100% wool, I found it quite tricky to sew with, so I think in future I will space dye the wool I normally buy myself, when I get more space to do so! His collar also has bells attached, which add to the circus vibe I was going with this style.
I am planning on making a few more of these elephants in different colours, so if you are interested in owning one, then please drop me a message here, or via my Nicolpops Facebook messenger.
So that's all for this month, hopefully will get some illustration work done for the next blog. As always, feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments and share this post for all to see ;)
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.