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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Peek A Boo...

The title refers to Widget.  He is always somewhere nearby, supervising. I couldn't resist this photo of him.

I'll bet you thought that I forgot the other two boxes...Nope.  At least not one of them.

The dressing room is much closer to being finished than the other one. That one may languish for a while.  The actor's room is calling.

I decided to make a wig for him/her.

In the first photo, the stand is on the table and the wig cap on the stand.  It is the tip end of the thumb of a kid glove.  It just fit the ball of the stand.  You could use the same technique to make a wig to fit a doll, but the glove would have to be really thin.

I won't go into all of the boring details, other than to say that I cut along the hairline and glued it to the ball.  Then I just took three pieces of mohair, unfurled them and glued the top ends to the ball.  You can see that in the final photo.  Not at all complicated.

Then I proceeded to make seven roses.  I have showed you how to use one of these elsewhere in the blog. 

You just start with your needle tool and loop about 1/4" of the end of the ribbon around it and glue.

Next you twist the ribbon towards yourself once and glue.
 Last you twist it away from yourself and glue to the body of the rose between each twist.

I usually do three of these.  You can do more if you want a BIG rose.  The one in the photo is ready to cut.
Here's the finished wig on the stand.  If you blow it up, you can see a wreath of roses on the top of the head....Very Juliet-ish.

None of the stuff is glued in yet.  I still have the power to change my mind if need be.

Now for the hard part.  He is going to need a costume...

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Nice wig, Casey! The box is coming along nicely. Widget looks so sweet doing his peeking!

Lené said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now (started with posts from mid-last year) and have quite a lot of reading to catch up on. Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing your techniques and patterns. I am just starting out in the miniature hobby and love having you and Tessie as my long-distance mentors!

12Create said...

Cute peek-a-boo photo of widget.

chapchap73 said...

Hi Casey! Widget is so adorable...seems like he takes after Tessie in the supervisor category:) The wig came out great! Hugs, Sarah

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I am in love with this room. It is so beautiful and the wig is lovely. Cannot wait to see the costume.
big hug,

Fabiola said...

I like the theme of this room box. The wig is superb.
Greetings, Faby

Steinworks said...

I like the wig, but where is the poor costumer going to sit? Tessie took the chair.