I foolishly decided to join the Art Doll Swap on Craftster. I've never made an art doll before. I looked at the images and decided could probably do something that would be acceptable. Then I got my partner's questionnaire and checked out her pinterest board. I was in WAY over my head.
I mean seriously. How on Earth do they TURN those tiny fingers? Better yet, how do they stitch them??? And then the tiny clothes.
I decided my only hope was to go back to an old project using Fimo/Sculpy. I resurrected the drawer of 'baking clay'. I found my beat up copy of "Clay Characters for Kids" by Maureen Carlson. I bought some softener. And I got started.
I found that I have absorbed a lot of polymer information in the past few years even though I haven't worked with the clay. I did a lot more baking rather than waiting until the whole thing was finished. That made a huge difference.
I made Miss Myrtle, the Spring Flower Fairy. She sits on her very own oak stump and has two friends a Rose the Turtle and a wee blue bird. She is about 5 inches tall.
Unfortunately as I was re-reading my partner's wish list, I discovered that I had made a horrible mistake. I mixed up her hate list with her like list. She absolutely hates purple. Miss Myrtle is just too purple. So... It was back to the drawing board. Doll Number 2 is very different from Miss Myrtle. She is fortunately finished and on her way before the deadline. And little Miss Myrtle is staying here with me until I find her another home.