Can you believe it’s been 18 months since I’ve last made a doll? I’ve had so much fun in the last year with embroidery and felt, but lately I’ve been itching to create a doll. It’s been in the back of my mind. Plotting and planning what she would look like. Would she be like a play doll or a collector’s doll? Would she have joints or be in a fixed pose? Well I’d been thinking long enough and it was time to make a doll.
I have one started. Her body is complete now, but she has no clothes. So be prepared for some nakedness.
And an appliqued face:
The whites of her eyes measure 1/4″ across. That’s some tiny little applique pieces! I love the look of the applique. It’s a lot of work though. Next time I’ll experiment with a painted face which will be much quicker and easier. This doll needed a folk-like look and the applique is perfect for that.
This little lovey is going to be a surprise for a friend, so I can’t say anything more about her future just yet. Stay tuned!