Sunday, 17 August 2008

IrisBlue Doll

I've been trying for ages to design a character doll that was original to me....that maybe one day I could sell on etsy. I wanted something that I could modify in different ways and a character that was a bit crazy. Well, this is my IrisBlue doll (get it?)
I drew the face using permanent markers on fabric, I painted the buttons, used sari silk threads for her hair, quilted her wings and stitched beads and sequins on her wings and hair. I've drawn dozens of different faces and so am ready to make more!
Here you can get an idea of her size. She's 20cm tall. I meant to make her much smaller but something went wrong!

15 comments:

sesga loves 1950s said...

OMG!!!!
I adore her Everything the shape the legs the wings her face she is so amazing and so artsy .
I'm so exited for you Linda !!!
She is so Original!!!
She is totally fantastic I love her .
I'm so impressed you are amazing !!
She will definatly sell on Etsy !!
Good luck !
Love from sesga xxx

sesga loves 1950s said...

I think her size is perfect!
Im so exited Linda to see this doll .
Love from sesga xx

Jaqi said...

Hi Linda, I dont think you would have any trouble selling little dolls like this, shes fab, well done Jaqi x

Jo Hassan said...

Awwww, she's gorgeous!!! I particularly love her face. How exciting that you've thought of some other designs too. Yes, I'm sure they'd be really popular on Etsy. Well done you!!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I am so amazed by your talent. This doll is absolutely wonderful and I have no doubt that she will do well on Etsy. You go girl.

Judy S. said...

Oh, Linda, I'd say you did it! She is really cute. I love the striped stockings, her face, the wings....everything. How'd you paint the buttons? That idea is very intriguing. Fabulous job!

Dot said...

Oh Linda - I love her! You have done a fabulous job designing her. I agree with Sesga that so is so original and would definitely sell on Etsy (reckon I would be one of your first customers if you decided to sell her on Etsy too!).

I adore her quirky face and her wings..gorgeous work..

Dot said...

P.S Love her button boobies too!

Rosie said...

I agree with everyone else - quirky, original and enormous fun!! And Yes I WANT ONE too! :-)

Heather Robinson said...

Oh you've done it...she is so divine. Her face just has a touch of a naughty attitude and I adore her striped socks and colourful wings. I'd snatch her up in an instant.

Dot said...

I had to pop back to your blog to take another peek at your doll. I just love her Linda!

LazyKay said...

A star is born!

xxxxxxx

Sanja said...

she is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!!

Jackie said...

She ceratinly is original and fabulous. Congratulations.

Jacky said...

Linda your doll is fantastic!!! I love your quirky/whimsical art and your doll really captures your sense of adventure and colour...well done!!!!
I just love art dolls and would LOVE to buy one from you!