Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Witches of New Hampton Shire... Fourth In a Series

Meet Hortense, my fourth in a series of 13 witches, titled "The Witches of Newhampton Shire".

Hortense has thick white hair, and almost all of her teeth, just one missing on the top! A few warts, one on her nose and one on her chin. (I think they're required.)

Hortense is a shelf sitter doll. If she were able to stand, she would be about 19" tall. In her seated position, she measures approximately 12" from her seat to the tip of her hat. She has a scary Jack-o-Lantern, that she carved from a pumpkin.
Unlike her sisters in the coven, Hortense has a stuffed fabric body, which allows some leeway in posing her. I may, or may not, make the remaining witches of this series with fabric bodies, too. Her hair was made from "mandala wool", whatever that is. I found it at the craft store when I was looking for wool for hair. Her bottom is weighted with poly pellets, and all she needs, if she were to start leaning one way or the other, is to be tapped gently on the shelf. Her head can be turned to face right, left or forward... or backward, if you want to be really creepy.

Her body and clothes are sewn from black and white fabrics, and natural colored osnaburg for her shawl. Hands, legs and shoes are painted with acrylic paints. The position of her legs would allow her to "fly" on a broomstick, if you happen to have one her size. I couldn't find a broom the right size, but I am going to try to find a broom, or make one, before I list her for sale.

I think Hortense looks like a retired, spinster school teacher. At least she reminds me of one teacher I had as a freshman in high school, whose name just happened to be the same.

I like her pointy toed witchy shoes.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing the newest Witch of Newhampton Shire. As usual, any and all comments are welcomed.

Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you are all having a great week.



Cobblestone Creations said...

LOL "or backward, if you want to be really creepy." But then you wouldn't see that exquisite exasperated look on her face. Seems she's upset with the rest of the coven. Nice job, as always!

maddyrose said...

She does look like our teacher. ;0}
Maggie, I love this witch to pieces. Her shoes are as perfect as everything else about her. I think you should make more of this style doll in your series. Wonderful job! Hugs

Maggie said...

Thank you, ladies!

pinkglitterfae said...

Well I sure love me my witches, haha! lovely addition to your series Maggie! but then you are a master creator of dolls. Are you looking forward to the Halloween season?
I've been absent from blogging for a few months in the summer, and hope to get back on track soon.
hey Christmas is around the corner, woohoo!!