Knowing I was going to be having coffee last Friday with a very good friend, Ro from Luvly Bears, after not having seen her for a while, I had to quickly decide on something to make her for her birthday which had been back in February!
I then had to just as quickly make it in just over one day!! Note to self.....be ready for friends' future birthdays! ;)
So up until this morning my work tops have looked like a cyclone has been living on them! :)
So, inspired by a piece by Robin Dudley-Howes, I decided on an art doll made from a lovely vintage porcelaine doll body. I say body because she had no arms or legs!
But I think she came up really well and fitted in well with the style.
I parted with some gorgeous pieces of vintage bling that I had been
coveting hoarding holding for just the right project to use them on....her crown and breast piece.
The metal piece of door hardware fitted in well as a whimsical wing piece.
Sorry about the skinny arms Ro, but they don't look too bad do they? They sort of fit in with the whimsical-ness of the piece...sort of...
The dress I made from sari silk and a gorgeous piece of antique lace that I was given many years ago.
I used a person sized locket that had actually been my own, that I bought when I was in my late teens. It can hold mementos inside so I used wee pieces of vintage lace.
After having so much fun making this one I decided I should make another one to sell.
This one is a bit different in that it doesn't have wings and is tied to a lovely old cover from a book that was over 100 yrs old!
I've wired an old bronze key to the top of the cover.
Now this one was just the head that I was thinking was a frozen charlotte doll but I'm not sure she is actually. But I had to make a bit of a body to attach the head to so that I could then have something to hang the clothing from.
This one is done in a pearl theme rather than bling and I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Her skirts are made up of netting under a dainty vintage hanky, under a beautiful strip of vintage lace.
She ended up about 10" long!
I'll be listing her in my Etsy store later this afternoon.
Thank you Robin! ♥
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath