Red hair and pears

Here she is, the last of the bunch.

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She has amazing mohair hair. I’m not sure when I acquired the mohair but it was a long time ago. It was in a bag full of possible doll hair fibers, up in the attic. As I sorted through the choices, it was obvious that I’d already used it for hair once before- now I was curious! I went back through all my photos. And back, and back, and back. Right to the very beginning of when I had a digital camera. Here! That is 2001 and some of my first dolls. (And my daughter.) That was before I was blogging, before Flickr, before Facebook and all the rest.

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Anyway, I used the mohair again and then went back to the fabric hair that I used for the rest of this group of dolls. I haven’t figured out a way to use the yarn fibers in a way that I am 100% satisfied with. I like her hair but I’m not sure who is in control here!

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I made her a kitty in a bag.

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Here she is in her underwear,with all her things.

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red-and-white-sweater girl

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I am having so much fun dressing these girls. This awesome girl has a side-buttoning skirt made from scraps from a shirt I made a few years ago. Her shirt is a Liberty lawn and her cardigan is made from a repurposed thrifted sweater.

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Her hair made from a wool knit (another repurposed thrifted sweater).

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And silk ribbons for a little fancy.

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I’m off on a walk Girl

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This girl has got it all together and she is off to do her thing. Which happens to maybe? involve a sketch book and pencil that is in her backpack.

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A little bit closer-

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Here she is with her things- I took her shirt off so you can see the top part of her “underwear”.

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The shirt buttons up the front but it can be hard to see.

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little girl with a unicorn dress

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These little girls are my most labor-intensive dolls. January is a good time to get back to them, when all the Holiday madness is finished and the cold weather keeps me in the house. This first little one has a lovely double-gauze dress with Heather Ross illustration- Unicorns! ♥

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Her sweater is a soft angora blend.Her hair is cashmere knit.

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The bottom section is sweater ribbing.

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She is 19″ tall (48cm). Her body is all wool. This is how the girls look before dressing- they have sewed on underwear, socks,and shoes.

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Kitty girl- black, white, and red

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I knew we were getting snow today. By the time I finished anything yesterday, it was too dark to take photos. I rushed out this morning to take some pics before the flakes started to fall but even though I was being speedy, I didn’t get all the photos I needed. Now, the snow is so pretty! I can finish the pics tomorrow :-)

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Folk Art-y Fox girl

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This is the last fox for now. This fox girl started out with her awesome dress. I love this fabric so much that I had to do a massive internet search to track down some more!

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After her dress was finished, it was a challenge to figure out what else she needed. I felt like I was dealing with a fashion-opinionated teenager… although I’m not sure if that describes her or me. I tried a wool coat and a cape before I was happy with this wool felt jacket.

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I’ve never made wool felt clothing for my dolls (just details like collars and pockets) but this worked out beautifully and it was fun to try out.

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She’s got a picnic-

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