Sunday, February 2, 2014

Commission #1 Dark Haired Alice

 This is the first of this year's three commissions.



(I'm sorry about the photos
but it's been freezing rain all day
and the light's been crummy.
And it's cold.)


She is a brown-haired Alice
in a dress made of
vintage broderie anglaise lawn.

I'm still thinking about colours for the final trim
but something spring-like would be nice.



I'd like some Spring.

Anybody got any ideas about trimming
colours for the white dress?

Feel free!

23 comments:

  1. I knew she would turn out simply beautiful!!!!
    Colours for the white dress... Well, if it were me, pastels.. pale pinks and blues?
    Have a great week!
    Penny.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. I have to admit the choice seems to come down to exactly that. Pink (with green?) or blue (ditto) or thread a pale green ribbon through the bottom of her skirt, to look like a snow drop.

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    2. Oh I think the pale green ribbon through the bottom of her skirt is a wonderful idea.. Pink and green, or pink and blue, either would be simply beautiful.
      I am so happy you enjoyed my little Valentine mice. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts.
      fondly,
      Penny

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    1. *Blushes* thank you. She's been a sweet even-tempered little girl to make, from the very first sculpt.

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    1. Thank you! I do like the clean look of the white, I admit.

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  4. Hi, she is FANTASTIC!!! Wondeful face!!! Have a great day!!! BYE. NI

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    1. Thank you! You're very sweet and kind!

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  5. Rhissanna! Good morning! I think the trim colors should be a rainbow of all pastels, to ring in a LONG AWAITED SPRING! PLEASE, bring it on! She is just gorgeous, and wouldn't you know that I would forget to put YOU on my list of Heartists.....there are so many lovely people out there that touch my senses with the work of their hands, and you are one of them. I'm putting you on my list now.

    Gorgeous work and I love that she has dark hair...thank you! teeheheehee

    Anita

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    1. Goodness, Anita! Thank you so much for putting me on the list of Heartists. That's really very sweet of you. :)

      As for spring, it's going to be so good when it gets here. We'll all be properly grateful. Last year, I was picking daffodils in early February. This year, not one green leaf has come up yet.

      The customer asked especially for dark hair and I approve, too!

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  6. She is perfectly gorgeous and I agree, some spring colours to trim her dress would be really pretty.

    I can't wait to see your next work of art, you brilliant lady!

    Have a lovely day :)

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    1. Thank you *blushes*! I agree about the colours, but can't decide on which to pick!

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  7. She is just breathtaking! Hugs, Mina

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    1. Aww, Mina! Thank you! That's really sweet of you!

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  8. Che splendida bambola dal volto dolcissimo. Bella la sua espressione e mi piace molto anche la posizione delle sue mani!!!
    Buon inizio di settimana
    Patri

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    1. Grazie mille! Sono contento che ti piace. Sei molto gentile!

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  9. She is gorgeous!!!! For some reason, I keep seeing yellow. But, you are the artist, and I know whatever you pick will be beautiful ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. Oooh! Thank you, Magic Love Crow! Yellow would be pretty! Maybe with some tender green and a little violet?

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  10. She's lovely! I adore your dressmaking skills btw :D

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    1. *blushes* Thank you, Summer! As for the dress, the vintage fabric does all the work in making it look fancy. I hated to part with the piece. My hoard, my precious hoard!

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  11. Love that beautiful lace dress. Especially with the sweet flowers on it! She's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, pink might be the way to go, with those roses and some satin ribbon.

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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.