Friday, February 11, 2011

Margie's Doll

I usually make something for my 2 sisters for Christmas but I couldn't decide what to make last Christmas and then ran out of time.  Eventually I decided on a doll for my younger sister.  I usually use other people's patterns for making dolls but want to be able to do my own.  The limbs were no problem 'cos they can just be a kind of sausage shape, but I had great difficulty sorting out the head.  It took about 6 goes to get a reasonable one (and even now I think she needs a thinner jawline)  I'm rubbish at doing eyelashes, she looks like she's used cheap mascara which has made the eyelashes clumpy.  Is that an enigmatic smile? LOL Not happy with the mouth but am not going to make a new head!  Just realised she needs some blusher :-)

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just incredible,oh really love love things like this,you are so talented hun,just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Crafty Chris said...

No Anne wouldnt change a thing she is fantastic, love the hair and the clothes just love everything about her, you should name her,
Have a great weekend,
Chris x

Angie said...

Maybe its the things you are not happy with that give her charater ... I am not into dolls ... BUT ...I love her ...she seems sort of real, iykwim. xx

kayc said...

Oh she is lovely. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Clare H said...

Ohh she is gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Not really my area of crafting but I think that you have made a lovely job of this and maybe just a tad of blusher.
Kath x

patcrafts said...

Anne she is gorgeous, I wouldn't change anything either maybe just a bit of blusher. Wish I had a waist and midriff like hers. Her hair is fab. xx

Linby said...

She is great Anne and I think she has that modern grungey look like the stampotique (sp?) stamps. She looks like she has a personality too to me.
Linbyx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

OMG Anne, your doll is beautiful, If I was gifted like yourself, I wouldnt be able to give them away, lol! Have a lovely weekend and I always love coming over here to be inspired, I have been mojo-less all week but you have inspired me to go play, thanks hun xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your sis is going to be in HEAVEN when she gets this doll. You did a fantastic job making her, even with all the problems you had with the head. I would say you are a real dollmaker and might consider submitting it to Art Doll Quarterly. That is, if you sis will send it back.

Jayne C said...

She is absolutely stunning!!! Her hair is AMAZING, and.....she has a figure just like mine!!! (At least 6 months from now, anyway!! LOL!!!)

Lynne said...

Just fabulous Ann. I won't change anything. Lynne xx

Micki said...

That doll is just so stunning. I would keep it the way it is. It is beautiful!
Micki

pearshapedcrafting said...

She is so beautiful I wouldn't change her at all - pale and interesting:)
Chris

thekathrynwheel said...

I love this - she is absolutely fab :-)