April 8, the start of Lori's Doll Challenge, so I am
posting early. About 10 years ago, my daughters and
I took doll making classes at a local doll shop. These
are 2 of the dolls I made in class.
The little one peeking out at the bottom was
made by one of my daughters. The woman running
the class was extremely knowledgable
and patient I should add. She helped us immensely
through every step and fired and jointed
the dolls for us.
I did however, on my own, make their
outfits .... with the help of patterns of
course! The bronze dress is silk with
silk ribbon trim. The pink ensemble is
crepe and faille.
The wig on my daughters doll is mohair
and was handmade by the instructor....can you
believe that woman! And her little dress
was handsewn by someone else, not me.
as we did this over a 2 year period. But,
then the girls got older and didn't want to
collect dolls anymore so we stopped. But,
they are fond memories for me of mom and daughter
times. My girls are still into artistic endeavors...
one is going for a masters in fine art, and the
other is in fashion design. Thanks Lori for the
chance to show and tell. Go to her blog....faeriewindow...
for links to other doll shows.