Thursday, January 10, 2008

This time last week I was finishing up this little darling. She is 4 inches tall and based on a pattern from the book DOLLS TO MAKE FOR FUN AND PROFIT, by Edith Flack Ackley, published in 1939. I remember checking this book out of the library as a child. I recently purchased my own copy.

Unlike the dolls in the book she is made of wool felt, not woven cotton fabric. I am very comfortable hand sewing felt. She has a wire armature so she can be posed. Her petticoat and pantaloons were made out of an old cotton handkerchief. The trim is vintage tatted lace.


mimi k said...

She's adorable!

Beach Girl said...

She's so cute-I love her!

And I love you for your friendship, thoughts and prayers. Thank you for keeping me there; I need all I can get right now.


Jeanette said...

Oh Molly, she is beautiful. I like the way you made the body out of wool felt. And I think it`s lovely that you made it from a book that you used to borrow at the library as a child.

Lots of Love

KarenHarveyCox said...

She is precious. What lovely workmanship too. You are so talented. You know Tasha Tudor made dolls, puppets and doll clothes. I love her stories about making a doll clothes catalog and charging buttons instead of money. Blessings, Karen

Tamera said...

Molly Jean,

I just left a comment on your daughter's blogspot...and then I continued reading through some of her posts and found your website.

There is a part of me that feels like a stalker right now...and believe me that makes me want to run the other way. But the things we have in common is uncanny...actually I believe in serendipity.

I told your daughter that I am a homeschooling mom and love many of her interests...but then when I found that you create dolls, I flipped.

I have been sculpting and creating artists dolls for eight years now. This is one of my most loved artistic outlets (other than writing) that I work in daily.

I would love to exchange emails with you...

Seems rare these days to find kindred spirits...Christ-followers who love the richness of creativity.


Ann Christine Dennison said...

She's lovely!

I too have begun making doll for the girls in my kindergarten at work. At the moment I am knitting them. I never realised what fun they are to do and it is wonderful to see the children playing with them :-)
I do them while I am at work, the children see the whole process and how long it takes, I think this is very valuable in this day and age where kids tend to get things far too easily and don't always appreciate them.