school girl

5-9-girl 5 - 1

This is a longer and leaner version of the girl dolls I’ve been working on. The other ones are based on about 5 years old. This design is more of a 9 – 12 year old. The design is closer to the pattern I used in the past. This girl looks like a serious and smart school student- she’s all about math and graphic novels for fun. She loves school, unlike me as a kid.

Here she is without her coat. A red and white striped cashmere sweater- dreamy!

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a new girl in pink

I finally finished her on Friday when it was too late to photograph and somehow managed to not get the photos until today. Here she is!

Once again I struggled with the coat. I thought I had it all figured out with the fox jackets, but it is different for these girls. The problem area ends up being the fit around the neck.

But, after several redos, I got things the way I wanted them.

She is all set for New England Spring. The colors are Spring-inspired but she needs to be totally wrapped in wool.

Yes, I did sew all those little dots onto the skirt. That is my idea of fun!

Do you know what day it is today? My 8 year Blog Birthday! Wow- who could have imagined what an amazingly wonderful experience it has been for me. Thank you everyone who reads, contributes, buys my work- you are the best!

And, one more thing. Check out this amazing artwork by Sam Smith. And thanks so much Cusp for sending me the link!

time for a new party girl!

Look who got finished today!


It was so much fun to work with these bright colors- especially because we’ve had some gray days around here recently.





Her colors and dots were inspired by my little friends that live next door. They came over at the end of the summer and I let them decorate my unfinished dolls with die cut felt bits. You can see some of their handiwork in this post. This girl has been sitting on my desk for the past few months and those dots grew on me. So, they are now on her skirt!