I am still feeling happy inside about my blissful Sunday afternoon.................................
She is 31" tall, a bigger build than my other dolls, but so much fun to make. My friend Julie over at Threadbear Cottage got a few texts from me asking for doll making tips...........Thanks a million Julie!
She...........sorry how rude of me! Beth, doesn't have painted boots as stated in the pattern designed by Debbie Magee of Always Stitchin. I didn't have paint, only exterior house paint in lime green & after some lengthy thinking, came to the conclusion that perhaps I would leave the boots unpainted until I have consulted the experts, AKA Julie! Besides because her lacy edging on her dress ( the doilies ) are long you can't see her boots any how.
I even found a bit of blusher to give her cheeks a slight warm glow, found a lovely old button from my Mum's button jar that looks just like a brooch. I found a sheer embroidered hanky that I tied from a pink ribbon to her waist. Not sure about the hat, it is wool felt, this shape & size are from the pattern, what do you think?
Her dress fabric is the same as fabric I used on a quilt I made a few years ago.
This was 'Tuesday Mystery' at my fav shop, The Country Yard
For now she will have to settle for hanging in my room, off my Lynette Anderson's 'My Garden' BOM.
Thank to Barbara for the loan of the pattern, I have searched online for Debbie Magee to find more of her patterns, but with no luck.
P.S, this took more than one Sunday afternoon to make, a few evenings were used up to 'play dolls' too!