Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Good Hair Day

It was a good hair day for Mrs. Rose...


And she needed an ear to tuck her hair behind so I gave her one of those.

And then I pulled out this hoggett fleece I had tucked away in "Mrs. Rose's collection box".  I had bought it a few years ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool  festival, thinking it was perfect for old-lady hair.



Evidently "hogget" means it's the very first sheep's fleece so the tips on the end have the original baby lamb wool.  You probably knew that already but I didn't.  Now when I go to Sheep and Wool next week, I'll actually know what I'm looking at...kind of...

I also crepe-d the old girl's neck and put the creases back in her face.  She was looking way too young for that gray hair on her head.



It feels so good to be underway and over the big task of her body, face and hair.  It feels really good...

See you next time.

28 comments:

Sharon Spurlock said...

her hair is great!

wendy said...

Don't you just love when you get a face done that the personality shows up! I used to help make puppets and loved getting the face done! She's beautiful!

char said...

Mrs Rose looks better and better. What a great job you do!!

cucki said...

Looking so sweet x

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Her hair makes me smile. What a lovely elderly lady she was.

FlowerLady

Arlene White said...

Susan, I've been watching your 'Mrs Rose' being created, and love how your going about it. I always struggle with the hair and face. You have given me more ideas now, thank you.

Arlene

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I wondered what style she wore..so glad its soft curls and not a tight bun. Glorious.
xx, Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great hair She kiijs fabulous!!

Coni said...

Oh, how I love her so! I can't wait to get to know her better!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great hair!! She looks Fabulous!!

Suztats said...

I bet Mrs. Rose feels great having her hair all done. She looks good! I didn't know that about the 1st cut of fleece.

gracie said...

She is looking very nice...can't wait to see more.

Judy S. said...

And I'll bet she's just as happy as you are with her new do! Great work!

Mary Ann said...

Wow...that hair is perfect:)

Createology said...

I always learn so much reading your blog. Hoggett was never in my vocabulary and I am glad to know what it means. Mrs. Rose has beautiful hair for her age. It truly looks very real. Your additional sculpting and neck crepeing really does look good. If only we could do the reverse on ourselves so easily. Mrs. Rose is really happy to be sitting in her chair. Beautifully done dear...

Laurie said...

Wow! She is looking amazing Susan! I never knew what hogget was either, in fact have never heard of it. But it makes perfectly beautiful hair.

margaret said...

thr hair has worked a treat and the neck really has an aged look,this piace is coming on wonderfully

coral-seas said...

I know that hoggett was a word but I had know idea what it was, something else you have taught me :-)

I love Mrs Rose's hair!

Cath said...

Great hair-do!

Jillayne said...

Mrs. Rose looks fabulous - she's positively "blooming". I love the detail you are going to here - so much fun to follow along...

Linda said...

She's turning into the warm, caring woman that you have described to us. I can see how you must feel happy. She is turning out so well. This is the first of your creations that I have had the privilege to see from the beginning, and I'm so glad I found you. I am just awe-struck by your talent and vision.

xo Linda

Rachel said...

She has a very fine head of hair, and she's turning out very well indeed!

Vicky aka Stichr said...

damn it Susan, i am almost speechless, this is sooooooo fantastic!!!

Allison Aller said...

It is perfect, beautiful hair! It is so inspiring, watching how you take on a challenge and don't give up until you have mastered it!

Momma Bear said...

she looks wonderful!
and her face has become so much more expressive!

liniecat said...

Shes looking great! Love that hair

Margaret said...

She's a beauty! We should all look so good at that age. :-)

Catherine said...

What a lovely lady Miss Rose is turning into! I am sure the real Miss Rose would be so honored!

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