A few more introductions

Hello again! Thank you for your warm reception of the little dolly I introduced a few days ago. She was pretty lonely on my shop so I have her a few companions- these ladies also inspired by the coming spring- dressed in lovely florals and lace.

Blue eyes and dark hair have always been one of my favorite combinations. So I took the blue eyes and made it the motif for this girl. (I also did a photo shoot with some of my favorite books because they were just sitting there and coordinated so nicely.)

Red hair is also a favorite of mine as I may have mentioned a time or two. And red hair means green eyes (for me at least). So green highlights were called for here.

And last but not least, for tonight at any rate, this sweet, dreamy little girl in pink and lace with a dainty hat. I just love her big brown eyes.

I had a lot of fun outlining this delicate little floral design on her blouse and you guys- she even has pink leather shoes. I didn’t used to like pink but it has really grown on me in the past couple of years, which is good because it’s really her color, don’t you think?

These ladies are all on my shop tonight- looking for a good home!

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Whatโ€™s a year long absence among friends?

Well friends, I’m back. At least for today. After a crazy start to 2018, I find myself with a week off of work and figured it would be as good a time as any to try and push my poor neglected Etsy shop a bit. I thought I might as well do a blog post on these latest dolls of mine, since I so enjoyed making them and would like to introduce them properly, instead of just a quick Facebook pic.

I have seven dolls ready to ship although it might take me a while to get them properly photographed and up onto my shop. But I thought I would get this girly up now because she just says ‘Easter’ to me (might have something to do with the seersucker. ๐Ÿ˜‰). and believe it or not, Easter is in just a few days!

She was so pink and, well, pastelly that I couldn’t resist a photo shoot in my daughter’s doll house. Here she is!

And here is her ‘house.’ (Not included with purchase ๐Ÿ˜)

I have more and more fun designing the clothes for these little ladies. It might be spring but we all know how changeable spring weather can be so I felt she needed a little pink trench coat, just in case.

But the coat is fully removable (as are the rest of her clothing) and washable as well! So if she gets hot (or muddy) she can always take it off.

I always like to remind my customers that these dolls might seem really delicate but I design them to be played with- a lot. I remember the first really beautiful doll I ever owned- a china doll from my mother. But it was fairly fragile (duh) and one of its feet broke the first week I had her. We had to amputate. I played with her still, but it was more out of pity than anything and I was always nervous that the rest of her would break.

So when I grew up, I determined to make a doll that was as pretty as a china doll but sturdy enough for even little hands to play with. She can even be tossed in the wash if need be.

You may have noticed that I changed her hair for this second set of pics, which brings me to my second reminder.

These wigs are a special design of my own. I have never really liked acrylic yarn hair and the real wool stuff is expensive and hard to play with without it getting ratty really fast. So I make my own ‘yarn’ out of long, thin strips of cotton jersey which is soft and stretchy and doesn’t tangle. Because it’s so long and stretchable, there are a myriad of different ways to style it. This is another result of doll disappointment as a child. I never could seem to get a doll with hair long enough to really play with or one with hair that didn’t turn into a matted mess soon after purchase. And so the cotton jersey wig was born.

So that’s that. As I said, she’s on my shop, hopefully to be followed by others. I plan on selling this outfit individually as well for those who are looking for a wardrobe upgrade for previously purchased dolls.

Let me know what you think. And Happy Easter!