Wednesday, August 3, 2011

All Done.........And The Giveaway!

This doll is now completed (except for her you-know-whats, but you know me - I usually do them last!). I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece and at times I felt like I really was channeling Kaethe Kruse. I consider this piece a homage to the wonderful work she did.

I looked at lots of pictures of early "Doll 1's" to get ideas for the clothing. The majority of them seem to have been dressed in fairly simple, practical clothing, probably a lot like what small children of the era (early C20th) would have worn. I didn't make a direct copy of any one outfit - I just went with a general idea.



With her woollies on for a cool Spring day

Ready to play in the sunshine

OK - Now, about the 30 000 page views giveaway (I pinched this idea from my sister from when she was hosting a giveaway on her blog). This poor girl is nameless, so I'm asking you to suggest a name and leave it as a comment on this posting. Your comment will be your entry into the draw for a special hand-made prize something like this:

Or this - you get to choose:

It will be a random draw and the name the winner has suggested will become the name for the "KK" doll.
I'll do the draw in about two weeks. Good luck!


103 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

Oh your KK doll is gorgeous and I love her knits. I think she looks like an Audrey.

Moriah said...

She's fabulous! I think she looks like a Lindsey.

meri said...

She's just gorgeous. I think the name Imogen suits her.

bensonbear said...

She is truly a perfect homage to KK, and her clothing is gorgeous. I think Mae suits. Fingers are crossed here (makes it real hard to sew!)

Jenny said...

She is beautiful and her name is Magda.

Berrie Hamby said...

What a beautiful little girl and a lovely tribute to Kathe Kruse. I believe she is a Hildegard.

Cody Goodin said...

I want to play and love your KK doll. I love the antiqueness of her. My name for her would be Adeline.

Miss Loretta said...

So darling. I would call her Gretel.

Jillipop said...

she is a gorgeous little doll and I think her name is Mabel (Mabs for short version).She reminds me of a little old fashioned girl.

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Rosalind. Thoughtful, ageless and beautiful.

canngil said...

Demelsa, a good old Cornish name befitting the hair color.

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

wow you did an amazing job
I think she looks like an Emma

kimber said...

An absolute beauty as always! She reminds me of a pic of my gran as a child so I will go with Hilma.

at-the-attic said...

beautiful

creativedawn said...

She is beautiful. "Rayna" ...

hugz
Pam

Rhissanna said...

Gretina. She's called Gretina. I knew that at once. It's the red hair. She's wonderful, and thank you so much for letting us see her grow.

Anita said...

Another amazing doll....Esther Beulah...my Grandmoms name

Tahnya Marie said...

I see her and fell in love with her demure beauty. She is easy to love, therefore you should call her Anabel, which means "easy to love."

The name is also early 20th century, which suits her clothing.

Trudie said...

Just lovely. Her name is Adela.

Karen Mallory said...

Susie, She turned out great and does look like a Kathe Kruse doll!
I would name her Etta.
hugs Karen

Jeanine said...

She's beautiful!

And she feels like a Hannah to me.

JuNa said...

She is gorgeous! I think her name is Astrid.

brunybear said...

Oh my she is just beautiful! what a marvelous journey. I believe she is Matilda May :)

Beth said...

Beautiful doll and I love her clothes. What a fantastic talent you have. Both my daughter and I think she should be called Ella-May. Bethx

Chris said...

I think she looks like a Charlotte.

Colleen Babcock said...

I love the painting of the eyes, they are very soulful. I think her name should be Emmaline.

shakes said...

She's a darling.I think she's an Alice.

FairyWoolDolls said...

She is truly a wonderful creation can't wait to see more of your work

Penny said...

She is gorgeous, looks like a Bridie to me.

Klik said...

My version is Molly.

Ron Anger said...

Emily Lucille is what I get from this beautiful doll! :)

flyingbeader said...

She looks like a Heidi to me. She so adorable with her vintage look

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Cherie said...

She's gorgeous Sue! The name I'll throw into the mix is Katherine.

Kate said...

So beautiful Susie. I believe she wants her name to be Liesl.

Tanya said...

I think she is called Adelaide Maude. She is thoughtful and calm and kind to animals. She doesn't like brussel sprouts but she adores peas from the pod.

Jan Conwell said...

What a fun way to enter the drawing! I enjoyed reading everyone's names...you have hit upon a fabulous way of both naming your doll and engaging the entrants w/out the dog-n-pony show of "pat your head and rub your tummy, turn counter-clockwise three times and swear to be my devoted blog follower forever, in blood." :~P

I think the first one looks like Zenobia, and the second would be happy to be called Tomba.

Susie McMahon said...

I like all these names so far! There are so many here that I would never have thought of!

merrijane said...

I would call her Brigitta, which I think means "sublime one".

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Oh, how WONDERFUL she is!! I think Greta suits her nicely.

Dawn in the Forest said...

She's beautiful. I think she looks like her name would be Ilsa.

Joyce Compton said...

Astrid. Just popped into my head and she looks like an Astrid. She is beautiful!

Joyce

bayrayschild said...

All of your dolls are beauties and this one looks like Hannah to me!

Audrey

Jingle said...

She is beautiful! She needs an old-fashioned name - I think Adelaide suits her quite well.

Heera said...

How about Lily? She is beautiful.

Rose Prescott said...

She is beautiful. She looks like a Bessie to me.

maddyrose said...

She's lovely and looks like Kaethe Kruse had a hand in creating her. I think her name is Elana.

Barbara DeLisle said...

beautiful

Edwina Sutherland said...

I love the hand knit sewater!

Call her Mariette.

Swoosie said...

Wonderful doll, she is lovely. My name would be Agnes "Aggie" for short. It is amazing what people could do with what they had. Reindeer fur, would have never thought of that. Nettle cloth must be made from the nettle plant. They still grow wild around me and are a type of wild woody herb. I know they were used for a lot of stuff. I sure would not have been the one to gather them. They are painful from their spikes on the leaves and create a blister that itches.

Cindy W. said...

I love your KK. She looks like Cassie (short for Cassandra) to me.

Mandy said...

She turned out wonderful! I'd name her Dolores in memory of my grandmother, :)

Mary Ann said...

She looks like a Molleen to me:)

Wings N Scales said...

She is beautiful! I like the name Abbygail which means fathers joy!

JanMarieDollsandPrims said...

she looks like a LOUISA to me right out of the sound of music....
she is gorgeous...

Dorothy Dinnigan said...

Sarah is the name that comes to me when I look at her.
She is a beautiful doll.

Sandy said...

What a beautiful girl. Name her Guilia(pronounced Guy-la)after my Grandmother.

softearthart said...

Just beautiful,

I see her name being "Grace"

Cheers Marie

Mary said...

Violet for the beautiful little girl's name. Thanks for giving us the chance to view your work and enter into the contest. Mary

sajd2 said...

Beautiful. I would call her Evelyn.

Marilyn said...

Amazing doll, Susie! The first name that came to me when I saw her was Gretchen.

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Lizzie said...

She is beautiful. I love the way you have painted her face. I would call her Jennifer after my sister.

Connie Turner said...

Susie, she is beautiful and I think Rose would be a good name for her.
Connie Turner

ruthanne said...

Susie, she is lovely. I would name her Kathy.

annie said...

well done, Suz - love the look - u really captured Kathe
Elizabeth is a good name! Please enter me in the giveaway!
love
annie

Steinworks said...

of course her name is Marisa (which means of the sea and is famous because of Marisa Tomei and Marisa Smith and myself of course)

:)

SilverNikNats said...

After much talking between me and the children we think shes called Ruby because of those lovely red cheeks!

Sewn Seabee said...

My pick is Sally Ann McMahon. In her dress "She" looks like a picture of my mom that I have. And mom's name was Sally Ann McMachan (it really was)!

Devonna said...

I would cal her Gretchen, very lovely.

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! and I think a name like Emily would suit her to the T.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Children of that era had such adult names, I think Lillian would work for her, "Lilly" for short :)

Fran said...

She's adorable! She looks like her name should be Elizabeth Ann.
Fran

Hoopie said...

Cindy Lou
Pretty doll and she looks like my cousin did about that age.

Hoopie

Ani said...

Sofie, after one of Kathe's daughter's names. She turned out so wonderful Susie, I would never be able to part with her if I'd made her.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

She's adorable and I think the name Willow suits her perfectly.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

kdduncan said...

She is adorable. I suggest the name Lissett, which means the fulfillment of a promise.

Lori Metcalf said...

I love you work!! And would love to have one of your sweet creations!

Linda powell said...

Susie,she is perfect!How about Miss Callie Spoole?

peacheysplace said...

As usual,Susie,you've outdone yourself. I'll just pull a name out of the hat and call her Petula.:)

MH said...

my grandmother's name was Lena .
She reminds me of the old days and long ago times . I would name her Lena

I love your dolls. You so inspire me and bring me joy , when I see your creations

I would love and cherish one of your creations !!!
Mary

Deb said...

I think her sweet little face looks like a Priscilla. She is so beautiful!

Romona said...

Hi Susie, I think the name Savannah suits her. Have no idea why that name popped into my head, but I liked it.... ;o))) Romona

Atticbabys said...

OH Susie I adore Kathe Kruse dolls and you sure did an amazing job at capturing their charm! Beautiful work as always!!
To me she looks like a Gretchen!

Nancy

ct said...

LOVE your work. I think she looks like an Elsie.

Angela said...

Beautiful doll! You definitely captured the Kathe Kruse "look". My mother was a little German girl and grew up in Germany, so I would name her Hannelore, after her.

Betty said...

Your doll is gorgeous, as usual!Ernetta is a pretty name for this little lady!

Denise said...

Susie - you have never made anything I wasn't madly in love with, but this little one is truly gorgeous. I would be honored if her name was Sophie, in memory of my Aunt and my Mum (who passed earlier this year). Thank you for sharing her with us!

Karla of Dreamaginarius Arts said...

Susie, she is gorgeous!! She looks like an Amber to me. "Amber: The girl from the prairie".

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

It seems all the names I was thinking of have been taken, so I will go with Joanna. She's a beautiful doll and certainly deserves a beautiful name.

Megan said...

Hi Susie
Hope to win! Love your Kathe Kruse doll - she's beautiful. I once knew a german girl called Birgitte so I suggest that as a name!

Kenig-artdoll said...

Эта девочка родом из Кенигсбрга. Её имя Марта) Она хорошенькая!

Larisiya said...

Christina

Tina Eudora said...

When I first looked at her little face I thought "Gisele" and then she could be called Gigi. But I kind of like the full name of Gisele!
Thanks for this great opportunity to have one of your creations as they so touch my heart when I see them!
Tina xo

Dreamspirations Gallery said...

She's so Sweet! Actually my two aunts names came to mind... Etta Faye or Gwenna :D

Ev~ said...

She is just beautiful, Susie!! Reminded me of a whole stack of my Mom's "OLD" knit patterns that I have been sorting through. Too funny. Was thinking, "
What could anyone possibly do with these things?" LOL! As for a name, Marishka or Annalise.

Unknown said...

Oh my KK would be proud of you. She is beautiful. I think Lana suits her sweet look.

Erica said...

She is such a lovely traditional little girl that I think she needs a traditional name so I would choose Sarah.

Daryle and Katie said...

Heidel... her name is Heidel! What a fun drawing this is; Susie! Warm Wishes... spring really is on the way, down by you! Daryle

Stitch1Peta said...

I think she looks like a Katya, beautiful doll. I'd love to win either one.

Wilma said...

I think she has to be KK . I suggest she is Kara Kate .

Susan said...

You have captured the spirit of the KK dolls...so shy, so serious.
Her name is Eva.

Whytefeather said...

I like the name Emily for her, but read Meri's comment and love Imogen too :)
Beautiful doll!

Mélie said...

Wow, hoe it's not too late and that I fainally will manage to post a comment on Blogger. Your doll is just stunning, I love it ! I suggest Marguerite as a name, it means daisy in French. It's an old fashionned name, and sounds a bit german, for Kaethe Kruse ... Congrats again !

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