June 5, 2010

What I have been working on

Well that was a delightfully boring title to my new post wasn't it. LOL! But I hope you will enjoy the new pics I have and the new dolly I have created. This doll was my first art doll pattern I have tried and even though there are some mistakes I am still very happy with the way she came out. I drew the face on, colored it with pencils, pens and paint too! (sorry the pics are so bad)

For sometime now, my heart has been leaning in another direction regarding my dolls. I have been creating prim dolls for over 15 years now and even though I enjoy creating them, I have become burnt out. I have collected vintage hankys, doilys, and whatnots for years now and have never really used them much in my work. But I got a brain storm not to long ago to use these wonderful works of art and some of the little vintage dollies on the side bar was the start of my journey for the vintage styled doll.

This is a side pic of her dress and vintage hanky, I sewed each pearl on by hand. Loved how it looked.


This hanky was a perfect size for the doll. I used the extra for her sleaves, whataya think????

The pic of her bodice is my daughter's old crushed velvet coat and I sewed the green and red lace on the front too! Some of the flowers were handmade by me as well.

I plan on giving this dolly to my mom since my daughter's fabric and heart charm from a jacket was used. It is her belated Mother's day present. She new it was coming late, but I wanted to take my time on it for her.

This is a new start into another area of doll creations and I am very excited to work on more. I hope you all like what you see, because more is a coming. I will also be creating fairies too, love those little faes. I have a few hiding in my garden. They only come out for nice people. So if you stop by, they will visit with each one of you. Why you say, because they know you are kind and creative. Have a wonderful, creative day.

God bless. Cathy

4 comments:

PatC - All is Bright said...

Great job! She is beautiful and how sweet of you to give it to your mom. Especially since the fabric belonged to her granddaugher. I'm sure she will love it.

PatC

Baggaraggs: said...

Hey Cathy, she is very pretty. Love it. Hugs, Robin

Zan Asha said...

Wow, she is a beauty. Love all her vintage details and accessories!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, Cathy she is gorgeous!! I love her vintage style!
I bet your mum will be very pleased with your beautiful creation.
Can't wait to see more of your new doll creations in this style ;)
Oh Cathy, I've nominated you for an award on my Blog
I see from the comment on my blog that you are ready for a swap, things are settling down here with the new puppy and I'm getting into some sort of a routine again now!! ..so I would love to swap soon too?
Jan x

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