Friday, March 28, 2008

Shop Update-Sneak Peak!

the Springtime Birthday Girl
In true Pygmalion fashion, I am in love with my creation! I couldn't wait to show her off a little bit, but she's not quite finished. I have a few details to add over the weekend including a Birthday Crown! (Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about the crown!) Anyway, I will be listing her at 9 a.m (west coast time) Monday. She is from the Edith Flack Ackley pattern, "To Greet A Little Girl" which was published as a mail order pattern in the 1940's. I love thinking of all the mommies and grandmothers sewing this doll for a little girl's special gift. She is a bigger doll than I usually make- almost eighteen inches. All of her clothing has fasteners so she can be undressed and re-dressed which I think makes her extra special. I know she is going to make someone very happy!

8 friends said....:

  1. I LOVE her! how adorable. I just finished the body, face and hair for my first 18 incher last night....I'm not too happy with how she turned out. I don't think her head is tall enough and her hair turned out wonky. Oh well, I'll run with it though.

  2. She turned out beautiful! Love the pink dress and springy!
    Your dolls are an huge inspiration to me and is what peaked my interest in EFA dolls. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

  3. I love her, I have commented over at the efa site ;) I love the crown you made for her. I really must get my three dressed but I can't seem to get up the enthusiasm for making the clothes. I like making the dolls and I love embroidering their faces, I just put off making the clothes :/

  4. i don't know whether it's more delightful to see your beautiful dolls, or to read about your pleasure in creating them. She is gorgeous!

  5. hello! I am new to your blog and I just love it! My mom and I both love antique dolls and since she retired we are having so much fun going to doll shows and museums, reading about dolls and making our own. My great love is cloth dolls. I wondered if you might be able to answer a question for me...(my website is poohza dot typepad dot com, I don't know if I will come up as anonymous or not!)
    I went to a doll show recently and a woman was selling a small cloth doll with a wonderful embroidered face. her little shoes were also embroidered. she was in wonderful shape and the woman at the booth showed me that down her entire back was a tiny zipper. you could unzip it and the outer body came off and an inner, blank body was inside. she said she thought it was from an EFA pattern. but I have never seen a doll like this, have you?
    thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful dolls and you experience. it is such a wonderful art. and we still get to play!

  6. Awww Bettsi she is beautiful! One of the best bits about dolls as a child was the dressing up part. That was so thoughtful of you.

  7. Bettsi, She is lovely! I am having a hard time finding fabric to make EFA dolls, I tried the muslin, but for me it does not work, any suggestions? Hugs, Martha


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