School Girl in Red and Green

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It feels a little odd to be making a school girl dressed in wool and corduroy, with mittens and a scarf, when the calendar says June. Luckily, the weather has dipped and I was inspired to finish her up today.

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Here are details of all her belongings-

Her school bag-

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tiny world- Castle!

These two are the last for now.

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I love topiary- And felt topiary is SO much easier to deal with than the living kind!

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My studio needs a massive clean and so that is going to occupy at least some of my (US) holiday weekend. If you are having a long weekend, hope you are doing something fun!

Tiny World pincushion time

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I was scheduled to do a Tiny World Pincushion class but we didn’t get enough people to run it. Timing is always a mystery when planning these things. When I am expecting to teach, I get out all my materials and get to work. That way I have fresh memories of the process. So, the result of teaching is always some new finished pieces. Whenever I get going on the Tiny Worlds, it is hard to stop!

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and #2 which I think of as Cabin in the woods.

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school girl

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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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Red-haired girl

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I am not usually drawn to purples but sometimes, there I go.

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Here she is with her clothes off and all her things. Her body is dressed in “underwear” and her shoes and socks are all part of her legs.

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Liberty cotton floral patterns- love them. I gave her a little shirt under her dress because her “underwear” was showing and I just didn’t like how that looked. She has a guaze-y silk kerchief and a wool felt purse. Her clothing looks late-Spring or Summery to me.

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I have listed the other 2 girls into my Etsy shop and I hope to get this one listed by the end of today.