If you read an earlier blog post of mine, Summer Sewing Project, you'll remember my tale of early spinning demonstrations and the pioneer costume I made back then. Well, I had just made that costume with calico fabric when one of the guild members, who is now a long-time friend, Elaine of Considine Creations said to me, "Why don't I make a doll for your mother with a dress from your leftover costume fabric and some of your dark handspun yarn so it will be like you. I will give it blue eyes, although I usually give them brown eyes." I was so excited to be able to give that doll to my mother for Christmas that year. So excited that when I received it, I asked her if I could pay her to make another one like it for me. So that little doll is in my nook.
I'll show you some close-ups of the doll and all the detail that Elaine put into her.
|Her blue eyes have faded. They once were sapphire|
blue. Now more like ice blue.
|The big poofy hat is one of her great features.|
You have to hold it by the tip-top and
gently sit it on her head to get
the full "poof effect."
|Cute little pantaloons trimmed in lace.|
And here is how she sits now in my nook.
Happy dusting...or knitting...or spinning. :^)