This time I'm waving the flag for a UK Dollmaker,
Teresa makes adorable dolls; realistic babies and children
with wistful expressions and sweet, pensive faces.
These are cloth dolls,
with cloth-over-paper-clay faces,
painted and shaded.
They have little rounded limbs, carefully proportioned clothes
and a wonderful sense of self-possession and character.
A lot of Teresa's dolls treasure their own dolls,
a charming conceit that adds to the realism of the doll,
and gives each little figure its own imaginative world.
The quality of modelling in these dolls is stunning.
Look at their chubby little fingers, their round knees, the soft turn of their wrists.
Here is an unpeeled one, a 20 inch tall cloth doll, to show the construction,
Teresa makes these cloth dolls from large babies, as seen above,
to older children, standing at about eighteen inches tall.
Here is a marvelously stoical Alice,
holding onto the poor baby piglet in a bonnet.
There are also polymer babies,
really lovable little bundles all of six and a half inches long,
with sweet baby faces and clothes and tiny toys to match.
Here is a solemn little girl with her doll
And here is a sleeping baby boy, with his rabbit (couldn't resist this one)