Saturday, October 1, 2011

Miss Polly

This is more about taking pictures of the doll, than the doll itself  Any critiques or advice would be welcome as I'm about to take the plunge and put her on Etsy.
Pensive Polly

Polly is a cloth doll, with a cloth head covered and sculpted in paperclay, painted with acrylics and sealed. She has Tibetan  lambswool hair, dyed in kool aid. (generic, but it's just as bright as the real deal). Her body and limbs are sewn from hand-dyed  (with tea, actually ) cotton, She wears green dupion silk knickers, a cotton lawn waist slip and a dress of ivory dupion silk and embroidered tulle lace over green tulle (Thanks, Cindy!), with a green satin ribbon sash. Oh, and little black glove leather dancing shoes.

Too much detail? Here's a picture!
Polly Rules!
She's about so big and she has bent knees, for sitting. and wired hands, for holding things ( a hat,  flowers, rabbits, ten dollar bills, whatever).
Posing is hard work!

She was fun to make, which, I guess, is the most important thing. She's nice to play with, too, 




12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh--she's beautiful!!! WOW! You are soooo talented!!! I grabbed your new button too!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  2. And you put her in mint green!!! Oh, she will be swooped up in Etsy for sure!!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  3. Oh. thank you, Cindy! I'm so glad you like her. And, yes, The lace skirt has a net layer underneath, which shows through and looks prettily green.

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  4. Love the color of the hair. darling. Thanks for stopping by. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  5. She is breath taking, what a talent! I can so see fabric stamped in your bunny stamp. I don't do much stamping either, but just found the fabric stamping ink. I have no idea the proper way to wash rubber stamps either,....guess one of us should ask LOL!!!

    Carol

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  6. That's really sweet of you, Carol, thank you so much! There must be a blogger out there who can hold our hand and tell us the stamping stuff we need to know.

    Anyone?

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  7. I like your new doll-she has such a sweet little face.I hope she sells quickly for you

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  8. Well done!! Her face is so dear, and her hair looks fantastic! The kool-aid treatment obviously worked. Lovely.
    Best of luck a Etsy!
    Rose

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  9. What a gorgeous creation! You are very, very talented. Good luck on Etsy!

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  10. So Beautiful Rhissanna,your dolls are amazing-
    and thankyou for being a follower on my blog-
    XO,Dorthe

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  11. Gorgeous!

    Please come see my Pink, when you get a chance. Happy weekend!

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  12. Hi Rhissanna,

    Polly is so lovely. I can see she is a labor of love. ♥ All of your details are so very well put. I know I like to know all that stuff when seeing something that interests me.

    Have a wonderful Pink Sparkly day!
    Stephanie Suzanne ♥

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Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.