Thursday, July 8, 2010

Adelaide doll

I feel like I am always making things to send away to others.  Once in a while I like to take time and create something for my daughter.

A few days ago I had a sudden urge to sew her a doll.  It is bigger than most that I've made, and I has more of a refined look than the colorful little dolls that usually come from my machine.

I call her the Adelaide doll.  She is about 15" tall.

I was absolutely terrified to paint her face.  I was very close to writing about her when it was still blank and asking for doll face ideas, but I couldn't wait any longer, I wanted to finish her as quickly as possible.  And just in time, I think, because my daughter's come down with a horrible fever and could use some cheering up.

I've read several techniques on how to sew doll hair, but I found them all quite complicated and I was unsuccesful when I tried them.  So I made up my own way of sewing on hair.  Granted it really only works for pig-tails, but I like how thick it turns out.  I will do a tutorial sometime on how it works if any of you are interested.

I also feel the need to admit what a horrible seamstress I am when it comes to clothing.  I stick to toys a lot of the time simply because I feel like they are little puzzles I can put together.  But when it comes to clothing I usually fumble around with different ideas, pretend to know what I am doing, and then end up making it a lot harder than I know it should be.  It's like a secret language I just can't unlock.  I really need to take some lessons.
Anyways, I think Adelaide's dress is quite pretty, but if you could lift up her skirt and see under it for yourselves, I just know I would get the funniest reactions from all of you.  I'll have to take a picture sometime.  It's pretty complicated under there....

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Papgena Made It said...

Adelaide is lovely!
Hope your daughter is feeling better!

Liz said...

Fumble! WAHOOO!!!1 Great job and I'm so glad you jumped in!

Now in all seriousness, will you take custom orders for those dolls? Could I have you make one for Kate and for Maddie, with their specific eye color?

Lydia Nelson said...

I love love love the face of this doll.

Ms. Understood said...

That doll is gorgeous. Her face is particularly beautiful. You did an amazing job. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your blog. You and CK are so talented. And I'm glad that my post made you think about good things.


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