Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm so proud of this doll!

This is Amelia. I spent so many hours on this doll. I have her listed on eBay right now.

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Here's the link if you'd like to see the listing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200226648573&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=010

What an interesting process it was to make her. She is so completely different than what I usually make. I had to actually draw and cut the body from kind of a profile point of view. Then, once she was stuffed I had to do some needle sculpting to make her lips pouty, her little cute-as-can-be cleft chin, and that slim, beautiful nose. I can't remember putting this much careful effort into any doll's clothes before. Every hem is finished, no raw edges. Many of them I stitched by hand for embellishment. I even put a tiny bag of rice inside to weight her little bottom down.

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The painting was really intensive. So many coats of paint, so much sanding! That little Robin was quite an adventure to make too. I tried to blend realism and whimsy, but I think the realism sort of won out!

Thanks for looking at my little Amelia. Have a lovely day!

Penny

9 comments:

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Hi Penny. Amelia is so darned adorable. I love her facial features. Just dropped by to let you know you won the sign giveaway on my blog! Congrats to you, girl! God Bless, Celene

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Oh, yeah! I need your address to send your sing. Email me at celene-@hotmail.com Big hug! Celene

Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Hi Celene!!!! Thank you do much. I just love that sign and feel so blessed to have won it!!!

I'll email you today. You're so sweet!

Penny

TattingChic said...

Your Amelia is beautiful...there definately is a sense of accomplishment when one has finished making a thing of beauty.

plain*worker*primitives said...

Hello! Just stopping by your blog and wanted to comment on Amelia, she is just beautiful! I also love your breast cancer doll, Faith. Awesome work!

Take care,
melissa

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Another beautiful creation, Penny!

Blessings,
Lea

Katy Lin :) said...

she's gorgeous! all of the detail is absolutely amazing!

JenW!~ said...

She is just adorable. I love her lips. faith is wonderful. I love her as well.

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

You just keep getting better and better, Penny! Amelia is really sweet, and the name fits her perfectly! Keep up the good work!
Cora