Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another Hoffman Winning Placement!

I just got word that my entry this year to the Hoffman Challenge, 2012 has placed Honorable Mention!!!

Here's some DIPs

The top two are going to be a devoted pair of Goth Girl friends dressed elaborately and a lot bigger in scale than my usual dolls.  About 24 inches overall, and poseable.

The bottom two photos are the skull and start of a fabric wrap in velvet with sewn in whiskers which will be stiffened.  It is going to be an elaborate rendition of a band, Siege Cats, lead singer, Leecipher, dressed in Samurai armor.  I will give a url as it becomes available.  Right now they are on Facebook at .  I asked them for permission to do this creation, and they are enthusiastic as I am about it.  ;-D

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I finished my entry into the Hoffman Challenge 2012

I am glad I pushed this through even though I had serious reasons why not to even enter this year.
I am very happy I did and am pleased with the results.  This pair is 20 inches high, all fabric construction
with silk interlock over clay faces lightly watercolor/acrylic painted features.  The fabric, is of course, the
usual challenging fabric Hoffman features in this annual contest.   Those roses are 4 - 5 inches across and have to be somehow scaled down to doll size.  I used piping of it in the man's sleeves of his justacorps,

and slivers sewn together on the bias and then ribbon applied across it.  I am rather pleased with his stockings, too.. and their shoes.  When I am less tired and have more light I will take much better photographs, before mailing this pair off to the curator of the show.  Hope you all love them. <3