Sometimes, a doll just demands to be made.
I started here.
This is a pattern for a small doll
I've been working on
for quite a while.
Now she has bendy arms,
legs strong enough to stand,
and a head that can go flat
or soft sculpted.
But the face caused me some grief.
After a bit of work,
soft-sculpting a wider smile
and emphasising the eyes,
she looked like this.
She would like some hair, though.
(This is a clue about her final destination.
My write up on Magaly's wonderful
Now she has hair.
And a sunhat.
And a big smile
which was what I wanted.
....this doll was made as a thank -you for
whose strong, bright personality
pervades everything she does
and who has been a huge help
on my nascent writing blog
with the Narrator.
This doll represents the titular character
of Magaly's own wonderful writing,
the wild and sweet
In the story, she's a child
but the doll insisted she wanted to be a big girl,
going to college to study
Botany and Applied Folklore.
(I wish 'Applied Folklore' was a real subject.
I'd be off to study for my MA right now)
Here she is, dressed in her shorts
and hat and all-important back pack.
I couldn't resist adding the flap and little green buttons.
Superman pose. No capes, darling.
No doll stand, either!
Bright, optimistic I-can-do-anything look.
She made it clear she wanted a prancing tutu
over the sensible pink shorts.
Hence the removable tutu.
(I had a lot of fun making this frothy, no-sew skirt
and I'm going to make another doll to dance around in one.
And a tutorial, so you can dress up your
Barbies, bears, and BJD.
Or husbands, if you can make a big-enough one.)
Posing with hat.
Shimmying back view.
Here she is in my hand to show scale,
out in the freezing-cold sunshine.
If you want to see photos
of her in her new home, go here.
Magaly has a giveaway, too!
Which is probably the best sort of giveaway.