Monday, April 13, 2015

MeeT RoSe and LilY!

 
Had so much fun designing this doll.  I am always looking at cloth dolls on Pinterest and came across beautiful dolls created by doll artist Valeska Solar and doll artist Lica Fernandes Atelie. You can google them and see their beautiful creations.
 
 
Of course no patterns that can be ordered as Valeska Solar is from Spain and Lica Atelie is from Russia and these dolls are on the big size and I like my dolls to be under 12 to 14 inches as they fit better on my shelves.  So...out came my pencil and paper and Rose is what I came up with! The hardest part was her feet as I wanted her to stand on her on. I drew her feet larger at the bottom then added fabric covered soles which gave her the ablity to stand then I made her shoes with fabric covered cardboard also which gave her more stablity....
She Stands!!
 
Her hair is made from Red Heart yarn that I wrapped around 3/16 inch skewers and soaked in hot water for an hour, patted out the excess water with paper towels then backed in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.  Let them cool completely before removing.


 
Lily the scottie dog was made from a tutorial from Jenny at Allsorts http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/05/softie_scotty_d.html . I fused my fabric to felt before I cut it out then stitched Lily together. 


 
I thank my Lord Jesus everyday for the many blessing that He has given me and my family!
I thank Him daily for my ablity to create and to do the things I love!

I am the rose of Sharon,
And the lily of the valleys.

Song of Solomon 2:1



 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. She came out beautiful! Great job on finding a way to make her shoes so that she can stand. Your work is wonderful!

    Blessings
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat! I really enjoy collecting and making all types of dolls... keeps me young LOL!

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  2. Really Sweet Doll with her own little doggy. Love your design. She is wonderful.

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    1. Thank You Sandra! Have a very blessed week!

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  3. What a sweet face! I love her outfit and little dog!

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  4. Wonderful work, I too am fascinated with European doll makers and their amazing dolls. Love her, she is so adorable. God bless. Carolyn

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! It is just so hard to find patterns for these dolls....just have to use my imagination!

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