May 13, 2009

Ayala - Art Coolaberation Doll

Well I can't believe that I'm almost finished with this RR. After Ayala I think there is just one more. From the first time I saw her I knew she was a mermaid at heart.

So when I got her, I Shortened her lace top so she could have a belly button. Embellished the lace with more beads and added a few sequins. Gave her a necklace. And then made her a tail fin

For the fin, I added batting and quilted it. Then I added sequins ( a first for me). It was much harder than I expected. Because I had machine quilted it, it had compacted the fabric and in places it was incredibly dense. I actually broke a curved needle which is also a first for me. The sequins look white in the photo but they are clear iridescent in real life. In the sunlight they are almost blinding.