I wish I was one of those makers who spends hours with my sketch book planning how a project will look when it's done. I know many artists do that, and I think it's the best practice.
I am just plodding along with these dolls, even though I'm enjoying it immensely- but their personalities have changed as I needed to solve little problems that kept coming up. That's what takes time. But it's part of a learning process. My process seems to be a bit on the unpredictable side, but still, I am happy with the outcome of the first doll.
Most of her charm for me was using the antique silk and gauze and velvet fabric I bought online.
Her body is built on a Starbucks coffee jar taped to a pint sized jam jar. This internal stuff is wrapped with heavy brown paper and glue gunned. The leaves are taken off some silk flowers I bought at Hobby Lobby. I just bought a bunch of interesting leaves and flowers, thinking of the dolls I could make with it all.
Now I am going to write her a little story...