Just a lovely girl

I don’t have a lot to say about this little dolly. There are some dolls that seem to fight me during their creation. They insist that I redo their eyes several times. Their mouth seems to be off center or their eyebrows simply refuse to line up. But this girl came into being without much fuss, – just quietly, without much ado. Her eyes didn’t cross, she had a good hair day from the first and her sweet, lacy clothing fit to a tee.

All she seemed to ask of me is to acknowledge how pretty she was and to please find her a home here. ☺️

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Increasing my stock

Doll making is slow this time of year. But then, demand is low as well (most people buy dolls at Christmas) so I feel like I can take my time, sewing when I can and posting whenever I am ready. The last thing I want with this little side business of mine is to feel stressed. ☺️

The next two or three dolls I have been working on are more ethnic in nature. I can tell you, working with the same ‘cream’ tone of Kona cotton ( my favorite fabric for doll skin) can get really old after a while. Thankfully, they sell many different shades that work well for dollies. (I’ve been working with some ‘latte’ and ‘mocha’ this week. Makes me wanna sew in a coffee shop.)

I’ve sold a fair number of Asian dolls in the past so I wanted to get one up on my shop again.

I’m particularly pleased with this girl’s ensemble. I opted against a frilly dress this time and went for some super girly floral trousers with button fastenings, a loose, summery blouse and a sweet, blanket stitched, suede jacket to cover all.

I’ve been enjoying doing more tiny details on these dolls as well, such as the little, hand-embroidered floral motif on her blouse. 😍

So there she is! She’s on the shop. Also posted is this girl, who is fast becoming a favorite. She’s just so colorful and pretty with her contrasting darker skin and bright eyes.

Floral skirt with tulle are just about my favorite, especially when accompanied by pleated, bell-sleeved, floral-embroidered blouses.

And her hair. Well, I never get tired of playing with their hair.

I had hoped to get my other dolly included in this photo shoot but my light ran out, so she’ll just have to have her own blog post. Check out my shop for more information! Thanks!