Friday, October 07, 2005

A doll for Cindy

Well, Cindy received the little doll that I made for our swap and it sounds like she is pretty happy with it, so I can post some photos! At last! Unfortunately, I was pretty rushed so I didn't get very good pictures. As you can see, she is a tiny little thing. Six and a half inches tall and very delicately scaled. Cindy thinks I should make the pattern available for sale, so I am thinking about it. Her dress is made from a vintage hankie as are her pantaloons and petticoat. I sent her off in a green painted basket box along with a few extras like a ME paper doll and some little miniatures. I'm just so glad that Cindy likes her. Getting to know Cindy and going through this process together has been so rewarding.Anna and Audrey (my small doll from Elaine) decided to take Cindy's doll to the Autumn Festival on her last night here. They had a great time, but I think they were all a little sad to be separated!

14 friends said....:

  1. They are wonderful! Great job! I think people would love the pattern because it would be so much fun to use the handkerchief.

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  2. This is Cindy, the ecstatically happy recipient of this beautiful little doll. Isn't she absolutely gorgeous? Bettsi created an amazing miniature work of art and I love the doll and the "extras" so much! I have become very fond of her creator as well. : ) If you ever get a chance to do a swap with this wonderful lady, grab it!

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  3. She is gorgeous! Yes, please make a pattern! I have so many hankies that I'm saving for something special. Josephine

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  4. There is a book called Publish Your Patterns by Nancy Restuccia, 808.06674. I don't know if it would be helpful to doll-makers but I am checking it out from the library tomorrow. I will post a review.

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  5. Cindy again. I forgot to add before that I feel Bettsi has really captured the look of an old wooden doll with this wonderful little beauty. By wooden doll, I mean dolls that are similar to the little wooden tuck comb dolls and to the little wooden dolls Queen Victoria collected and dressed. The wee one has an incredible delicacy and a serene loveliness, and her dress is absolute perfection--she is evidence of Bettsi's extraordinary skill, talent, and artistry.

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  6. She is so beautiful! I hope you DO make the pattern available because I want one :)

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  7. Your dolls are gorgeous! I must tell you about my MIL's hankies...after she died, my daughter and I made wall hangings of her hankies for each child and grandchild as a memory of her. The hankies are the skirt of a dancing lady. I should post a photo of one....

    You do beautiful work.

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  8. Awwwwww.... That is wonderful! I love the hanky dress! Cindy is one lucky swapper.

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  9. Wowie! Thanks for all the nice comments! I really will try to make a pattern. I do think it's a great way to use a hankie and not feel guilty about cutting it up!

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  10. What a great little doll! I have long wanted to make a peg wooden and do something with all my hankies! Make the pattern-do! do!
    P.S. Amanda I have that book and found it very helpful.
    ~Annie

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  11. Yes please, me too! I'd love that pattern also, and I'd like it autographed by the designer. You have to do it Bettsi!

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  12. That doll is incredible! She is just enchanting!

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  13. Just wanted to say "hi" as I'm sitting here admiring the little doll in the hankie-dress for the millionth time. :-)

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