Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Totem Dolls


I'm finally breaking my blogging silence! I've been busy crafting away in my little hut and the internet has taken a back burner to stitching next to Joey while he plays video games. This fellow is one of my recent creations since I've been on a doll making and miniature kick lately and plan on starting up a small shop for some of them. Anyone who has been following me for long enough knows my love for miniatures and dolls.


He is a barn owl and while he currently remains nameless he is a messenger, psychopomp, and wise little critter as an owl should be. He is hand stitched in muslin from a self-drafted pattern and then painted with acrylics (trial and error for sure!). His feet are sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature, painted, and then sealed. I knitted him a little scarf from some wool and made him a lapel brooch with a carved bone skull and some copper wire. He wears an amulet of glass and resin beads. He stands at about 5 3/4inches tall and is made with a 1/12th dollhouse scale in mind (More on the dollhouse later!)

I have several other totem animal patterns in the works including a fox, rat, cat, and a rabbit. What's great about these dolls is that they can be catered specifically to your totem animal or spirit. Have some ideas? I'd love to hear them!

4 comments:

D.Suplicki said...

He's wonderful! I especially love all the painted details and his cozy looking scarf. :)

As for other suggestions... a bat! Oh, yes.

Kate Winter said...

He is beautiful! I love all the detail.

A.Diamantis said...

Danni- A bat could work well, and I have black dye for the muslin....

Kate- Thank you very much! I'm glad you like him :)

Knickertwist said...

He's lovely!