Face the Cat
Sometimes dolls tend to evolve on their own as we make them, and we surprise ourselves with left-field ideas as we go along. It happened to me today. As I paused to look at my work, thinking about the nose that I need to make next, I became enamored by the cuteness of my cat Melody. I took a quick photo of her and placed the doll upon Melody’s “throne”. That’s when I noticed their similarities: round face, large pretty eyes… and I wondered, should the doll be a catgirl?
Where she’s coming from
This doll is a simple pattern that I’ll be using in an online doll club to demonstrate an easy way to insert ears into a doll’s head. The pattern was distributed to the members and it’s very different than what I am used to, because the head is stuffed with a Styrofoam ball! It doesn’t have ears, and I will be making them specifically for this doll. I’ve given her eyes and a mouth, but I’m not sure how to proceed with her nose because I think she might make a great cat!
Where she is now
I like making 3-D faces but this one has a totally flat surface. Usually, my heads are more oval-shaped, and they have some needle sculpted facial features and a pronounced 3-dimensional nose. This doll’s head is totally round, a lot like My Scottish Fold cat who looks like an owl. And Melody seems kind of interested.
Where she’s going
I’m going to let her sit for a day or so, and then I’ll come back to her and decide. I don’t think that her outfit looks cat-like, so I’m not sure. But that’s ok. Melody won’t mind either way.
3D Cloth Doll Club
If you’re interested in the cloth doll club that I belong to, send me a message via the Contact page. The club is based in New York and has members from all over. We meet online once a month via Zoom, and work on various cloth-doll-related projects. Everyone is welcome.
Have a dollightful day!