Thanks for all the nice comments!
so freaking cute!!!
I would love to hear more about how you did the papier mache base!
I started the base by making a form with lots and lots of crumpled newspaper and masking tape to hold it together. (I wish i would have thought to take a picture then...) I then covered her with 4 layers of newspaper papier mache to make a solid base to work with. Once that was complete, I covered her with 2 layers of brown bag papier mache to give her extra strength and make the surface smooth. I think in all it took about 7 days to make the base itself. Fun! but lots of work.