Here she is, the last of the bunch.
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.
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!
I made her a kitty in a bag.
Here she is in her underwear,with all her things.
I love these colors. They make me think of forest and Autumn.
It was sooooo cold when I went out to take her photos- my hands were numb by the time I finished! She definitely needed her hat and scarf.
I gave her shoes a little extra fancy-
I had so much fun putting these fabrics together!
The hair on her head is wool ribbing, the braids are wool roving.
Here she is, keeping me company in my studio.
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.
Her hair made from a wool knit (another repurposed thrifted sweater).
And silk ribbons for a little fancy.
I saw this pale pink fabric with castles and birds and I knew I needed to make this girl to wear it.
Here is a close-up of her hair in back.
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.
A little bit closer-
Here she is with her things- I took her shirt off so you can see the top part of her “underwear”.
The shirt buttons up the front but it can be hard to see.
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! ♥
Her sweater is a soft angora blend.Her hair is cashmere knit.
The bottom section is sweater ribbing.
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.
This kitty girl is all the NOT WINTER colors- so tropical and cheerful! It is looking very winter-y here in the Boston area. Pretty but messy.
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 :-)
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!
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.
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.
She’s got a picnic-