I mentioned in an earlier post that I joined Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies Spring Doll Challenge… Well, I actually finished it! In good time no less.
I took Wendy’s doll pattern and reduced it to half the original size – I like smaller dolls. She stands approximately 10″ tall. Since I still had the supplies for fairies out on my table, I decided to make my Spring Doll into a fairy, in pink. She wears a pink and yellow petal skirt with a yellow felt tunic, pink shoes, and petaled acorn cap. Her hair is made of wool roving. I inserted pipe cleaners in her arms and legs, which made stuffing easier since she is so small, and it had the added benefit of making her pose-able. The only deviation from Wendys pattern is on her feet. Since I reduced the size, I was unable to turn the foot part of the pattern after sewing. As for her facial features, I went with an Edith Flack Ackley style. She looks a bit serious, but she’s still cute ;). And here she is:
This doll was so much fun to make. Thank you Wendy for the challenge! …Doll #2 done!