See, I entered a giveaway.
You know, one of those giveaways
where the prize is utterly awesome
and you don't really expect to win,
but you enter anyway,
because you're crazy like that.
You make wishes on your birthday candles
You clap during Peter Pan.
You salute magpies,
(More on Magpies later)
and you enter giveaways for
Well, I entered such a giveaway and the prize
was a doll by M Ann M Creations.
Melanie Ann Mercado
makes the most beautiful dolls.
She creates them from papier mache
(I know how to spell papier mache.
I just don't know how to find the accents)
over a wire armature, with nuts and bolts for joints.
They are the ultimate paper dolls.
She's also a witty genius in the
creation of more traditional paper dolls.
See this Can Can Dancer.
Isn't she a hoot?
How about this one?
On the front it reads
'A woman who
seeks to be equal with men
You can see why
I've been a fan of
her dolls for a while.
Melanie has a feature
in this Winter's
Art Doll Quarterly.
Each of her dolls have a very individual character,
expressed through their faces
accessories and furniture.
All made of paper.
Aren't these breathtaking?
So, obviously, I was going to enter a giveaway
for one of her spectacular dolls
And I won!
Dear me, yes!
So, here is the de-boxing
(which apparently is the proper term
for taking a doll out of its box.)
of this wonderful doll
See the pretty ribbons?
Heck, I would have entered the giveaway
for the ribbons!
They're now stashed in my ribbon box.
And now, an edible, visual pun.
I see what you did there, Melanie!
Funny and witty and tasty!
Oh! See her?
I was literally holding my breath
as I lifted her out of the box
The pretty shawl
was in its own little box
and is made of soft, drapey paper.
I an so lucky and so thrilled to have won her!
Thank you, thank you Melanie!
Here are some of Melanie's
own photos of her doll.
It's been very grey weather
and my own photos don't really
do her wonderful creativity justice.
She's poseable, and her head turns.
Little paper sash,
and her hair done up
in a cute little Psyche knot.
Her name is Jane.
Isn't she lovely?
For Melanie's Etsy shop, see here.
For her blog, go here.
Thank you so much, Melanie.
I was absolutely thrilled
to have won Jane.