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


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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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