Thursday, October 15, 2009

Higgins, the Elf Who Kicked My Dupa

One of the doll clubs I belong to, The Doll Gatherers, does a couple of charitable things each year. Most of us agreed to make an elf from an Allison Murano pattern; they will decorate a tree and chances will be sold to win an elf. The money goes to help a children's hospital locally (via the real estate office that lets us use their meeting room).

ANYWAY - I was assigned the name Higgins for my elf. I don't often do elf type things, nor do I do male figures. Higgins made sure I didn't want to do any again soon.






Though I'm pleased with the end result, this is the most trouble I've ever had with a project. He took more time than any doll I've ever made! Lest you blame the designer, don't. I know the issues were mine, from the fabrics chosen on down the line. Because I was under deadline, I couldn't put him aside for another time, and I was DETERMINED to win (I've been living with Oldtimer too long). Now I am off to donate him before he torments me any further or the cat rips him apart.

12 comments:

MaryO said...

LOL! Sue I know the trouble this little guy has given you, but he's a great character doll nonetheless. You should be proud of yourself.

Wendy Coyne said...

He looks worth all the hard work, I love his smile. I bet he is a naughty elf. What's the difference between making male dolls and female?

JudiA said...

Congratulations Sue - I know how much trouble he caused you, but he is a delight nonetheless. I'd love to buy a ticket for a chance at winning him.

Michelle Eaton said...

He is great! He was worth the trouble :)

Bear said...

oh how you struggled and we KNEW just absolutely positively KNEW he was gunna be gorjas and HE IS! Higgins would be the one I would love to win true! and U are way to hard on yourself my love Higgins is absolutely positively wonderfully gorjas!
loves ya n big hugs bear xoxoxoxoxxo

Jennifer Rose said...

worth the troubles in the end :) he looks great, love the fabric choices

BumbleVee said...

Higgins is great! we are always our own toughest critics. Allison's patterns look like such fun. I must try one some day.

Fran said...

Sue, Higgins is FANTASTIC!! I love his face expression. He looks very pleased with himself and a bit of a smurk on his face, as to say SUE DID IT!!! WOOOHOOOO!
Hugs
Fran

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

He turned out great! What a cutie pie. Sometimes I think we end up learning more when it takes a little bit of struggle.

Linda Fleming said...

Sue, he may have given you problems but he turned out adorable. A real cutie.

Shashi Nayagam said...

He turned out absolutely wonderful. Love him

Mrs. Art Doll Maker said...

Love how he looks! Wonderful!