I got a commission recently which means the finishing of these several in-the-works dolls will have to wait, but I'm excited (and scared) about the commission. A collector in Phoenix wants me to make her four rag dolls. One of them will be a little black faceless doll to go with one she already bought from me. The other three are white faceless rag dolls. No big deal, right? Right. Pretty simple, those rag dolls. BUT. She wants me to dress them using baby dresses that she and her sisters wore. I LOVE this idea, and I'm so excited. But she sent me these dresses and they are the dearest, most fragile looking things you ever saw. Delicate embroidery, scalloped edges, tiny pin tucks and buttons. I'm petrified to cut into them.
I suppose I'll have to remember the Nike slogan and just do it. The dolls are sewn, to be stuffed and assembled and finished in the next few days. But I plan to take my time with the clothing. Oh, you bet I am.
In the meantime, here are a few on the work table, waiting (patiently? sort of) to get their sanding and painting, their arms and legs and clothes.
|Another not-quite-Izannah doll...she'll be dressed in 1920's fashion.|
|This poor thing doesn't even have her clay yet.|
|Not sure who this one will be, but she whispers that she wants to wear light blue.|
|This girl has been soooooo patient with me. I think I delay finishing her so I can keep her hanging around.|