My very own handmade doll is finished. What do you think I should name her?
I ended up embroidering her eyes and mouth, which was trickier than I had thought. The stocking fabrick is so stretchy, I had to be very careful not to tighten the thread too much. Next time I make a doll I think I will use a sturdier fabric. Check out this post by Big Little for a gorgeous embroidered doll face.
I must show you a couple of photos of one of my grandmother’s angels as well. It has to be around 15-20 years since she made it. Isn’t it lovely?
I wonder how she achieved those perfect corkscrew curls for hair. I thought I used the same method (previous post), but mine relaxed a lot more after I took it off the pencil. If anyone has experience with this I am very keen to hear your view.
My grandmother drew the faces on her angels. She was very talented in the arts when she was younger. I think I would have to practice a lot before I attempted drawing my doll’s face.