Thursday, February 11, 2010

Doll face.

Being the mother of two boys I'm pretty clueless about what is 'cool' for a four year old girl. I realised this when we were invited by our new friend Lucy to her daughter Islas birthday this weekend.
So, I figured I would make a doll. Girls of all ages like dolls, right? Right? Either way.. I embarked on a bit of a doll making journey.
I'm not a softie maker. My brain doesn't seem to work in 3d, or something. I made a camel for Otto and that's about the extent of my toy making experience. Needless to say, this could have gone either way!
I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. The wee skirt I made from a doily is a tad wonky, and her hairline is too. Oh, and she has a pet goose (because Aesop told me my swan didn't look like a swan). But all in all she looks very doll-like and I had a great time making her. Am tempted to make one for some other wee ones I know, and I'm thinking now that perhaps Islas new friend might need a few more outfits.. and a quilt!


  1. Heh heh so cute.

    And I thought it looked like a swan :(

  2. You so ARE a softie maker! Absolutely beautiful. Isla has named her "Diamond". She's the most gorgeous doll I've ever seen. Thanks Rhiannon!

  3. I think she's beautiful. Her 'wonkiness' is what gives her so much charm and character.

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