RACHEL FIELD and HITTY

BIG Hitty

BIG Hitty

Making BIG Hitty

photos courtesy of Michelle delValle


Michelle chainsaw-carved "Life Size Hitty #1" in the summer of 2005.  The body, head, and legs are of Douglas fir, while the arms are lodge pole pine.

Carving the body

A little more refined

Body and uncarved legs

Big Hitty was sanded, distressed, hand-painted, and antiqued to make her look old.  Michelle's husband helped drill and peg the arms and legs.

Joints

Hips

Neck woodgrain

Closeup of her face

Hair

With Michelle's son

BIG Hitty and Michelle

In her slip

Picnic!

Michelle's mom designed and made the clothes.  Dress color was chosen to match Hitty's lips and blush.  The dress features antique lace.

On an ordinary chair

With an ordinary doll