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Monday, November 26, 2012

Just a little bit smaller

 

 
After preparing six new dolls - ready for dressing I did a u-turn and went back to the drawing board.  The idea of a somewhat smaller doll - with 'jointed' legs was calling me.

I wanted to consider a little bit of a difference in design.  While the basics of the doll are the same -- a few things have changed, along with a reduction in size.  At this point in time I'm planning that each of these dolls will have 'patterned' arms and legs - a pattern that either reflects their theme or 'goes well' with the rest of her dress.

What is going through my head while I create these smaller ones?  Vintage, simple, themes.  What design components will I use? Dresses, hats, hanging dolls, perhaps even some 'staging'. 

We'll see what happens - but here is my first effort. 

"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door." - Emily Dickinson

7 comments:

  1. The patterned arms and legs offer all sorts of opportunities to tie ideas together, don't they!

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  2. Love this! You know I'm a huge fan of the tiny doll. The jointed limbs are great...your simplicity is beautiful!

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  3. How cute is this?! I love her little hinged kneecaps, and I think you are really on to something with allowing the patterned fabric to contribute to the theme of the doll. So sweet!

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  4. Those jointed knees enable the doll to sit so well and give her a different character.

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  5. I love the way you jointed the legs. I also like dolls with subtly printed fabric limbs. She's a keeper!
    xx, Carol

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  6. Your dolls are fabulous! I came via Random Arts - have a great holiday!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Patti. I couldn't find your email address so am sending a reply this way. So glad you found me through Random Arts (one of my very favorite places).

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