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

12 comments:

  1. http://www.hoffmanchallenge.com/

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  2. You have done a wonderful job. Yes would love to see those stocking!
    I keep thinking of doing this challenge, but fabric is always so out of scale. Your male face is very good, of course lady is too~but a male face is very different and so many do not achieve good results.

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  3. thank you, Terrianne, and thank you, ruthanne,

    I think they make the biggest print they can just to give us doll makers a run for our money, ruthanne!

    I was just too tired and the weather was horrible today to take clear
    photographs, so this will have to do, sorry. I have to get them in the mail now.

    love and thank you for all your support,

    Dallas

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  4. Very, very well done Dallas. So beautiful. You out did yourself with this pair of dolls.

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    1. Thank you, "Anonymous", The Highwayman and Bess, the black-eyed one will be my next period piece when I can do them.

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  5. Hi! I found you through Deanna Hogan and the Hoffman Challenge pictures she's posted. What beautiful dolls you make! I'm going to poke about and look at some more, if you don't mind? New follower.

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my blogs, Rhissanna :>D

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  6. Of course we love them! They're gorgeous!

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  7. They are absolutely stunning. Wow!

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