I had so much fun with this custom order, that I thought I would share a few pics with y’all. This was an order for a birthday girl, and she wanted an “ocean princess”. Her stipulations were blue eyes, a friendly face, and extra long, Rapunzel-esque, blond hair. She also wanted a dress in different hues of blue to represent the ocean. I did my best.
I did a few things differently with this doll. The biggest change was using bead work instead of plain stitching and buttons. She is royalty after all.
And instead of plain ruffles, I scalloped the edges of the skirt layers, to give a more ‘wave like’ effect.
I also replaced the buttons on the shoes with tiny pearl beads.
Coming up with crown was also a lot of fun. It makes me want to experiment more with beads. They are a bit more time consuming, but I really like the effect.
And here is a back view of the extra long hair. The extra length makes it easier to style in different ways.
I’ve also been debating whether or not I should keep my shop open these next few months, with the new baby and all. I think I will try to keep it open for now, since the orders have been so slow. And we will just have to see how I handle a newborn and an Etsy shop!