Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dollmaker on Thursday: Summer Covington Smith

 Summer Covington Smith
is a wonderfully talented 
doll maker.

I first found her dolls on her blog,
and I was entranced.

Her dolls are quirky and wicked,
and somehow still full of a 
gentle sweetness.

Like Trogg, here.

And Isabella,
biting her lip.
Those huge eyes
 full of worry,
make you just want to 
give her a hug.

Gretta, all Gothic 
in stark black and white
displays wide blank eyes
over sewn lips.
A doll to tell secrets to,

Summer's blog is generously full
with hints and tips and
her work-in-progress shots.

This is the creepiest smile, right?

And even if you're not scared of clowns
there's something deeply unsettling about
Barstow here.

Does it surprise you 
he also has a
blood splashed axe?

This is Madeline.
I love how she still looks
sweet and vulnerable
even with a zip
for her mouth.

Her elegant little dress
with a single red rose 
keeps our attention
on her expressive face.

Oh, I love the fidgeting toes!

Summer also make 
wonderful cloth dolls.
is a sultry stunner.
Look at those boots!

 She also makes
Goddess dolls.
Her cool greens and warm pinks
are like a rose garden

Summer has a wonderful eye
for grotesque faces
that are appealing
and  full of character.
 Like Stink-Eye here.

Or tender and cute,
like Mallory.

But I must admit a soft spot
for wicked old
Lord Arsenic!

She also sells crocheted gloves
and scarves and wallets.
Go and see!


  1. Oh my! Thank you so much for this Wonderful post. So very sweet of you.... and you have such a way with words... I'm jealous! lol
    Thank you, Rhissanna!
    Big Hugs,

    1. Happy to do it, Summer. I think your dolls are fab and deserve to be more widely know. And a way with words? My favourite kind of flattery and the one every Blogger wants to hear! Thank you so much!

  2. Rhisanna! Thanks so much for introducing us to such wonderful artist! Her dolls are really so unique..I liked all of them, but especially all those spooky kind of dolls, with sad faces... Lovely collection!

    1. My pleasure! I've come across so many wonderful dollmakers since I started this blog that's I'd love to share them, so that's what I'm going to do, every thursday.

    2. Yes, do so. I even created a pinterest board dedicated to different dolls :)I was never though interested in modern dolls until I found your doll art and other's too :)

  3. Beautiful dolls: wonderful Artist!


  4. I love Summer's work! Nice to see it here.

    1. I was thrilled to be able to feature her work. She makes wonderful, creative dolls. I'm in awe of her talent.

  5. Wonderful talented doll maker. Thank you or the introducing her to us

    1. Happy to do it, Shashi! I'm always delighted to find new dollmakers, and always happy to share!

  6. Amazing!! Truly fantastic dolls! So different!! I love the zipper one!! So cool! I love them all! Thanks for sharing ;o) Hugs ;o)

    1. My pleasure. And yes, the doll with the zip mouth is amazing. You think it would be scary (like the clown, heh!) but she's a sweet and vulnerable little doll.

  7. My friend, mom and I got a good laugh about the crow feathers on my head! LOL! I never thought about that! My hair was jet black too!

    1. Lol! Yes, I saw that photo and it reminded me straight away of the coiled feather crowns you paint on your crows!


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