Stoneleigh Dolls

Thursday, 12 July 2012

'She's Leaving Home'...

This is the first doll I have made for someone else. This doll is made for my 5 year old god daughter, Meeya.
She requested blonde hair and blue eyes and the clothes are mainly designed with a 5 year old in mind. The doll doesn't have a name yet, that is up to Meeya to decide.

Please say hello (and goodbye) to Meeya's blonde haired doll!

The pink dress is my own design, the blue and purple jacket is a modified pattern from AK Traditions and the shoes are a modified pattern from Fiona McDonald's 'Babes in the Wool' book.

The white nightie and slippers are designed by me, the robe is a slightly modified pattern from AK Traditions.

The purple pants, pink sneakers and pink scarf are designed by me. The hat is from the 'Babes in the Wool' book and the sweater is a slightly modified pattern from the same book.

The mini dress is from the 'Babes in the Wool' book, the shoes are my own pattern.

I decided to make a duplicate doll so that it wasn't so hard to let this one go... so there will be another blonde haired doll coming up soon (albeit with a completely different wardrobe). I'm also working on a gypsy, bohemian style doll plus another boy doll (the ladies need some more men!). As usual I am doing all of these projects at the same time, plus an extensive clothing collection so I have no idea which one will get posted first!

Until next time...

Saturday, 7 July 2012

'La Vie en Rose'...

Meet 'Six'... I called her that because she is the sixth doll I have made and the name 'Six' kind of stuck while I was making her. Maybe I will rename her at a later date when her personality starts to come through a bit more.

The idea was to make a glamourous doll with a ball gown type outfit. I was inspired by the yarn I used for her hair and the deep red colour. I spend a great deal of time in yarn shops hunting out yarn that would make fantastic hair and it's usually the hair that inspires the rest of the doll.
As with all of my dolls, I have made her a few outfits to choose from. All of the wardrobe pieces are designed by me except for the pink shoes, which are a modified version of Fiona' McDonald's doll shoes from her 'Babes in the Wool' book.


Jack Sparrow has taken a liking to Six... (Six has borrowed a dress from Jemima's wardrobe).
They spent Six's first day with the gang hanging out together.

I have so many doll projects at the moment. I have definitely been inspired this winter! I'll have more to show you in a few days....