Handmade Doll

My very own handmade doll is finished. What do you think I should name her?

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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.

Her dazzling fuchsia underskirt
Her dazzling fuchsia underskirt

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?

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Handmade Doll

  1. Oooooh! I LUV her! She is so sweet! Have you named her? Why not give her a name that reminds you of your grandmother? Maybe her middle or pet name?

    The hair on the angel is so wonderful! Creative talent runs in your family!

    -kate

    1. Thank you Kate! Naming the doll after my grandmother is a great idea. I think I will call her Ellen, which is my grandmother’s middle name.

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