It has been a while since I made some apple head dolls so here goes again. I will make some witches as the apples take on a quaint wrinkled appearance as they dry. First I peeled and cored the apples. Then I cut eyes, a nose and a smiling mouth into the apple with the pearing knife. Next I made a mixture of lemon juice and salt and soaked the apples in it, rolling them round in the mixture so that they were all coated. This helps to preserve them and keep them from getting too dark. I will now wait for them to dry. They will shrink and turn yellow and in a couple of weeks they will be ready to work with. I will show you more pictures as I go along,
The apple has dried wrinkled up and has a smile. I added some Spanish Moss hair and two cloves for eyes. She looks pleasant but 'witchy'.
Above are a couple of finished apple head witches. I have made them in shades of brown, yellow and green at the request of my customer, Judy, to match her dining room. Judy must feel like she is eating in a spring garden.