Today I would like to share with you an amazing interpretation of Betty Boop, created from my pattern by Dot Lewallen of Speedy Beadie. I am utterly flabbergasted at her work!Dot made her Betty out of beads! I think it's remarkable. Dot says, "She's ready to boop, and so am I. Boop Boop-Be Doop!" Dot, I'm ready to boop with you, too!
Bibbie is a "blank slate" doll created for a Traveling Doll Project. She'll travel around other artists through the mail. Each artist will add something to Bibbie as she goes, interpreting her according to their artistic vision, and write in an art journal. Eventually she will return completed, and the journal will be filled. The thing I love about Bibbie the most right now is her tutti-frutti hair. It has been floating around my stash for quite some time now (several years, actually), and I am so excited because I think it's a perfect starting point for her. What a personality it gives her, wouldn't you agree?
Betty's HEAD is without a doubt the most interesting part of the vintage doll pattern I have been working on. The head is made of a butterfly-shaped "pillow" which constitutes the face, and a completely separate "head back" which is sewn on separately by hand. That way, the face is flat and can lie on Betty's shoulders, and the back of the head will be round.