Remember that miniature knitting I did?
Well I wanted to do something with it so I made an old lady who could use it.
The knitting needed to be a bit longer so I first had to re-teach myself how to knit (thank you youtube).
The old lady started off looking pretty creepy.
I used Sculpey but still haven't got the baking times right as she came out of the oven with varying skin tones.
I'd never tried sculpting a face before and I'm actually surprised with how it turned out. I used my fingernails and a needle to get all the detail. And by detail, I mostly mean wrinkles.
While I was sculpting the old lady's face I happened to be listening to the episode of This American Life which was a tribute to David Rakoff who had died the week before. It made me sad towards the old lady and made her seem more frail.
For her wispy hair I used some polyester stuffing, I made her some tiny wire spectacles, and I gave her a pearl necklace, cos old ladys like pearls, right?
Her jumper is made from a cardigan that I bought to use as the carpet in my model bedroom.
Making the rocking chair was a fun challenge, like when I made a wheelie bin for my degree show piece.
I think this is the first cardboard miniature thing I've made since graduating.
I also made her a little knitting bag to keep the rest of her wool in.
And so you like her fluffy pink slippers?
They're made from a flannel that I bought to use as the carpet in the bedroom of my degree show house.
Nothing gets wasted over here!
What should I name this old lady?
I think she could easily be a Gladys, or an Enid, or a Judith.
Any thoughts? Hit me with your best old lady names.