A girl doll for Spring

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She has a cream cashmere sweater with tiny 3-hole glass buttons. Someone who knew those antique buttons were just my thing, sent me a string of them and Thank You again!

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She is “dressed” in light pink underwear. Her other clothes are draw-string pants, a tunic/dress, and her cashmere sweater.

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A Spring girl on a Spring day!

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another princess

This doll went through some big changes before arriving here. I had 2 dolls all planned out to use with the unicorn fabric. I thought I’d picked out colors for the dolls’ bodies that would compliment the fabric. Nothing looked right when I started putting them together though. I was feeling very frustrated by the end of the day yesterday. In a flash of inspiration as I lay in bed last night, I realized that I should take the legs off both dolls and switch them. Then put the finished dress onto this doll and go somewhere else with the other doll. And that is what I did this morning. I finished up all the little details and here she is. Phew- I am happy!

The other girl will probably have a dress made from some of the Liberty fabric I bought in Paris. *Reminder to self- don’t get bogged down or blinded by how I meant it to turn out. Be able to see what is happening and change the plan*

This little princess has a dress made of some more Heather Ross Far, Far Away fabric. Here she is with her other princess friend.

I will be posting these latest girls into my Etsy shop over the weekend. I put a note here when they are up.

girl with flower skirt

sometimes it can be a challenge to think of how to title these posts- hence the clothing references.

Here is my newest girl- She has lots of discarded clothing pieces on my desk- she was picky, picky, picky!

I love the red and red stripe. And I am sad because I have used it all- now there is only enough for decorative bits here and there.

In the garden, with the allium-

and 2 friends, or maybe sisters?, together.

I still have a pile of girl dolls, ready to dress, thanks to all the help I’ve been getting from my intern, Kelly. So much potential! I am going to change direction though and try to make some babies and maybe some big ladies so that I have more of a range at the market on the 14th.

And speaking (writing) about Kelly, she has opened an Etsy shop- check it out here!