I sell my work in a few different shops and I'm always looking for new display ideas. Well I've decided I want to go with a yarn theme since I crochet. I've found a good deal of table top pieces and yarn bombed them. Most have turned out pretty cool. Well I have this floral stand I picked up from A.c. Moore (pictured below) and decided I wanted to attempt to 'improve' upon it. For 2 reasons....one to show off my talent the other to make my display more interesting. Astrid certainly is interesting, but I'm not sure she is a good representation of my skill level. I admit she was somewhat rushed, her hair still needs to be styled and cut properly, I used a larger stitch than I should have for a doll, and she is a bit lopsided. I can fix the lopsided thing a bit with some 'fluffing'....but I'm debating taking her apart and giving her another shot. She is functional. I took a hat stand and transformed it into a hat, hair piece, dress/shirt, bootie, and mitten stand. So it's an improvement. I debated just making her a head and legs so it was clear she was a display, but then I'd loose some much needed display space.
Anyway, I'd love some crafter input before I deybut her (and move on to her brother Asher). Should I take her apart and give her another shot (by apart I mean body and legs. The head will stay. The face can be changed) or would she look nice enough if I just fluff her and detail her hair? Keep in mind she will most often look as shown in the last picture.....in full dress (including shoes/booties that I have yet to make). Thanks in advance.
Side few, the white yarn is temporary. I haven't decided on a hair style yet.
In an infant dress
In an infant dress and child sunhat (the wire needs to be smoothed out I know. DD was playing with it earlier and krimped it *sigh*)