Sunday, 19 June 2016

Billy boy!

Here’s my latest boy - Billy!

Billy is about 8½ inches tall, made from a lovely chocolate colour, very soft viscose fabric, which I hand-dyed myself. The colouring is slightly variegated here and there, which I’d like to say was deliberate; however, perhaps I need a little bit more practise at hand-dying viscose – I never had the same problem when hand-dying cotton velvet a year or so ago!! Anyway, the variations in colour nicely add to the aged, vintage kind of look, so all’s well. Billy is filled with the usual firm fibre-fill and steel shot for weight. He has black glass eyes, is 5-way jointed, and is dressed in a little striped top, with a ceramic heart button stitched on the front. Billy also has a little across-the-body linen bag, with a cross-stitched small flower on and a silver tone love letter charm. As the viscose is such a lovely brown, I’ve only added a little bit of distressing here and there.

He’s quite a cute little chappie isn’t he?