Thursday, November 15, 2012

Putting the Cat Out

It's been a while since the last time I showed any of Mom's dolls. She's been too busy to make any recently. But I just found a bunch of photos of dolls she made last spring which I never shared. 

 Mom had this fellow in mind for months. He sold a few weeks ago at Philadelphia Miniaturia. I love the fabric she used for his nightshirt, but it's a nightmare to work with.

 I made his slippers! They're made from an old suede skirt, with real fur trim. His hairy legs were a first for Mom. The funny thing about his legs was that, since Mom hadn't added hair to legs before, she needed to make sure the glue wouldn't show. She ended up doing a trial on a commercial maid doll we use as a guinea pig. Now the poor thing has one very hairy leg and one normal one!
 I'm not sure where the pipe and candle came from, but the cat is from Falcon Miniatures.


  1. C'est un très beau personnage, amusante l'histoire des poils !

  2. Prachtige man met kat heb je gemaakt. Het allermooist vind ik de haren op zijn benen L)

    Groeten Xandra

  3. A fabulous character. I love the kitten.
    Bye Faby

  4. Hello Eliza,
    That is just wonderful. Such great detail and character.
    Great job!
    Big hug,

  5. No wonder he was sold immediately. Your mother is a wonderful artist. How funny about the maid with one hairy leg.
    Hugs, Drora

  6. I love this doll he is fantastic so much character.
    Hugs Maria

  7. The hair idea really made him unique!