Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maid in Waiting


Shared on the wonderful
over at
Ivy and Elephants.

It's their 2nd Bloiversary!
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My little
Milkmaid Princess
is making progress.
but she's still a maid-in-waiting.

Waiting for a body.


Waiting for some clay.


Waiting for some paint.


 Waiting for the glue.


Waiting for some drawers.


Waiting for a petticoat.


Still waiting for another petticoat.


Waiting for the dress.


She does have fingers, though.


And toes.


I did a rough
(very rough!)
design for what I want.
I have some green and rose chintz-y fabric,
and lots of pink ribbon roses.


Sewing tomorrow,
I can't wait!



25 comments:

  1. She is definitely one romantic heroine! She had very smooth features, and I like her white hair.. :) Can't wait to see her dress and finished look!

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    1. Thank you! I love the thought of her being a romantic heroine. The white hair is so lovely to work with I'm going to have to make another doll this way.

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  2. Oh my, OH DEAR! Rhissanna, you are so gifted. Your dolls are extremely well-made ( I CAN TELL) and the expression on the face is one thing, but the position of her body - she actually looks as if she is say, "I'M WAITING HERE!"

    LOVE this doll...you know that! Her hair, her looks....she is primo!

    Thank you sweet friend for coming to visit. I will be back SHORTLY, as soon as this class starts for me and I see the work load. MUCH LOVE and many thanks for having engaged in the link party! LOVE! Anita

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    1. Oh! Anita! Thank you so much for finding the time to come and visit and say such nice things. I know you're busy right now and on a little blog-free holiday, so it's really sweet of you to pop in.

      I'm delighted you noticed how she poses! She's a lot of fun to photograph; she'll sit nicely with her hands in her lap and that slightly day-dreaming, distant expression.

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    1. That's very sweet of you, Dee! Thank you!

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  4. She's lovely:) I love her face and her expression. Green and pink is a beautiful combination so I can't wait.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Mary Ann! I was going to go for just pink, but I found some nice fabric I got in a giveaway, so cool sea-foam green it is. That way the pink will stand out.

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  5. She is lovely Rhissanna,
    She has already got an awful lot of character and she is very poised and sweet.
    Looking forward to seeing her finished. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Karin! Poised and sweet was exactly what I was hoping for, just how a little princes should be playing at Milkmaids.

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  6. She has such a pretty face and lovely white hair. What a patient Maid waitng for her garments. I love the color to her feet, hands and knees. Thank-you for sharing her progress.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I'd painted the limbs of my rabbit dolls to match the head, but this is the first time I've painted the fabric of a human doll to match, so I really didn't know how it would look. Now I've done it, I'm really delighted with the results. Can't wait to finish her dress and start another doll the same way.

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  7. I can't wait either! I love her white hair! She is beautiful!!!

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    1. Aww, Magic Love Crow, that's very sweet of you. I love her white hair, too, it was the inspiration for making her.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I'm glad you like her!

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  9. I cannot wait to see her done.She is going to be a beauty.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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    1. Thank you so much. I love these 18th century gowns!

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  10. Why, she is a very patient girl. I would think making doll clothes would be so fun! Can't wait to see when you are done! I just love looking at your creations...I sincerely mean that!

    Carol

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  11. PS: Did you know when you reply on this page to comments, they do not see them unless they come back to this page. I just say that because I can see you are taking time to leave such nice replies and I am afraid they won't be seen?! That "Reply" is confusing, it is meant for someone to add to a comment , but for the same reason, no one sees it!

    XXOO Carol

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    1. Oh My Gosh! I didn't know! Wait, you can't see this! Let me email you!

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  12. Milkmaid Princess is so patient ...patience is a virtue. I think her patience is allowing for creativity to shine through into her very own beautifully unique dolly essence!

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    1. Aww, Willow, thank you. She had been so easy and sweet to sew.

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  13. She is going to be another beauty I can see.

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    1. Thank you, Shashi! That's very sweet of you! I'm looking forward to sewing on all the lace and ribbons.

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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.