Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Well folks, Turkey Time is nearly upon us, and this little gal is going to take full advantage of all that Thanksgiving brings; family, friends, love, delectable delights and yes, that good old overwhelming need children have to speed up Christmas.
 She's stuffed her pretty little face with carbs, specially potatoes, stuffing, corn and bread, bread bread.   Oh yes, let us not forget pumpkin pie.  Slathered with homemade whipped cream.  Being so young, and that she will never grow any larger, she can get away with this.  I am green with envy and living vicariously through her. 
 She's wearing her special 'coral' necklace, which was commonly worn for good luck by Victorian children.  She's also gearing up for the holiday mood by reading her little first edition 'copy' of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.  
Oops...looks like she's overdosed on tryptophan (either that or carbohydrate poisoning) and she's about ready to tip over and pass out.  Smelling salts, anyone?

She is available for adoption this evening on ebay for anyone who'd like to revive her!

Tried to put in my ebay link and it does NOT want to cooperate.  If you're interested in this little gal and take a trip over to ebayland, my user name is: robinseggbleu

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally, another dolly!

 Well, after what seemed an eternal summer of not doing anything fun creative wise...I finally got to make another dolly!  And yes, she's another gal inspired by my favorite Victorian dollmaker, Izannah Walker.  Who was likely, as am I...inspired by early 19th century primitive portrait paintings of children.

In the spirit of autumn I whipped up this little gal.  Actually, whipping her up is a bit of a fib.  I made her a year ago and submitted her to "Prims" Magazine.  She finally got into the fall 2010 publication, and recently arrived back home in my mailbox.  After not seeing her in so long, I was a bit shocked to see her again.  She was, I hate to admit, a rush job, and it showed.  Honestly, I didn't think she had a snowball's chance in hades of getting into the I wasn't too worried about not handing in my best work.  Oops.  If you get a chance to peruse this edition, I highly recommend it.  However, she's hiding in the back and doesn't want to be found.  She's embarrassed that I let her out of the house in that condition.

To make amends, I gave her a new face that she and I both are much, much happier with.  I haven't named her, but "Autumn" wouldn't be a terrible choice.  Not too historical perhaps, but hey...I'm feelin' lazy this week.

 As always, she's completely handmade (cloth and paperclay), handsculpted, her clothes are handsewn in the period correct manner.  And she just got finished feeding the chickens.  She's equally at home on the farm or in the city.  She doesn't eat much either.  With a sweet countenance to boot.

This little gal is now up for adoption and available on ebay