If you sculpt, you know that each work is different, and once in a while a face "appears" that you know you'll never be able to reproduce. That's how this doll is for me--she has a face that really pleases me. But as Connie wasn't home to get her for a while, I got to keep Red with me a little while, and I liked having her around.
Pinocchio is jointed with amazing flap & button (not sure the right name) joints, and his detail is amazing--and Jiminy Cricket? He's a character. I have to keep them up high because my cat loves them. So they have their own shelf above some of my other dolls.
And this little rabbit! She's only three inches tall--maybe not quite that tall. I don't know what it is, but that teeny little dress and her teeny jointed limbs decided me.
Red's cloak has deep olive green threads running through it--the fabric is some kind of flannel homespun, or maybe brushed cotton. She's a small one--only 15" tall. But I find that's a good size for collectors--as we all seem to crowd our shelves! Her basket has a bunch of sculpted food for Grandma--cabbages, turnips, pears & apples, and several loaves of bread. It all brought to mind my miniature-making Momma when I made those--I thought of her constantly while I made them, knowing how much fun she would have had with such an "assignment".
I'm working on the next commission--an 18/19 inch brown-eyed Izzy who wants a blue dress. Can I just say I love my job? :~) Given my new-found fascination with wool applique and such, I am fulfilling a New Year's Resolution to work on my own projects at night during TV time, and on dolls during the day. It just doesn't get any better!