Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Favorite

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite dolls with you. She's one that Mom started a few months ago, but, because of one thing and another, wasn't finished until after the Sturbridge show. One of the hardest parts of dressing her was  finding the perfect mis-matched patterns for her clothing.

The bucket is a Chrysonbon plastic bucket that I painted to look like galvanized metal. I replaced the plastic handle with a piece of wire.
She nearly got brassy red viscose hair, as though she had gotten a cheap dye job, but in the end, Mom decided that the shiny, smooth texture of the viscose was just too young looking. She ended up using her favorite grizzled wool wigging instead. Mom bought several packs of the fabric used for her headscarf at Sturbridge.
It's difficult to see, but I added a narrow brown edge around her cream collar, to finish it off.

After the doll was dressed, we went back in together with a little watered down paint to add stains. You can see the two big dark spots on her apron, just where she might have wiped her hands or slopped water from her bucket!

I didn't think to take close-ups, but she's also wearing sagging nylons!


  1. Oh Eliza, she's perfect! You have both done a wonderful job.

  2. Wow fantastic. I love her she is perfect.
    Hugs Maria

  3. She's stunning! Absolutely the best doll I have ever seen and I wish I owned her.

  4. Tus trabajos son siempre asombrosamente increibles, enhorabuena!!
    besitos ascnesion

  5. :)))) çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık. SEvgilerimle Funda

  6. It is nice to see how much fun the two of you have working together. I hope you are enjoying the summer.

  7. Hi Eliza! This is a gorgeous doll, well done!
    Greetings, Ilona