Monday, December 03, 2007

One New Dolly

Whew, Tender Arts has one dolly to offer on Etsy! I was getting worried about having anything to sell this month! It took me all week to make this doll's dress and shoes. That's how it goes, I guess. The clothes always require more handstitching so it just takes longer.

I really like this little girl. I wanted to make a toddler doll. I used the Baby pattern from "Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit". Her dress is very short and she wears little anklet socks. I love that her pigtails are short- she looks almost just like the little girl I saw at the mall who was not afraid of Santa! I named her Suzy and you can probably tell that she is pretty mischievous.
She is about twelve inches tall. All of her clothes are removeable, which I think makes her a fun doll for a child. I made her doll stand too. I would like to make a stand for every doll I make. I went to Michael's to buy doll stands, but they were $2 each and ugly! Instead I bought a bag of wooden dowels, a hand drill and a variety of wood bases. This one is a heart shaped box. Pretty cute, huh? The doll is attached to the stand with a length of ribbon tied under her dress around the top of the dowel.

And for fun, here is a gratuitous cat photo. I can't help it! She lives on my work table and she's so pretty I cannot resist photographing her!

We had a busy weekend. Car repairs, Christmas shopping, dollmaking, grocery shopping and decorating the house inside and out! Sometimes it's very nice to get to the office on Monday morning!

Hugs to all!

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