Friday, August 7, 2009

Meow-Meow Neko

Just finished creating Meow-Meow Neko! I just love her- Her style of dress is new and old together known as kimono hime (hime meaning princess)- one of my favorite looks!

I came up with a new technique for her eyes...very fun and expressive too...
I will be teaching Meow-Meow at the GALA 2010 conference in Ohio next year! Registration just opened!

Here is the class description:
Understanding what makes a doll exceptional with these special techniques is the emphasis on this class. Join Leslie, in learning with detailed instructions on how to create a beautiful and durable doll. Our focus will be on making your own eyes for your doll which will be added into the dolls' head, needle sculpting a head. As a bonus, Leslie will discuss the body construction for a doll that can sit can sit or be hung and color balance with fabrics for the costume will also be explored. Included on the handouts will be information on the Asian Good Luck Cat for which this doll was designed, so you can determine your choice of good luck color for your doll.

~Vintage Kimono fabric for her obi
~Great eyelet that I found for her underskirt

~Her kimono was made from chirimin fabric
I purchased from Japan

~Close up of her hair ornament using
hand-dyed lace and vintage flowers

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