Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Project - New Year

MAIDA  (Dixie Redmond's antique-inspired doll-making group) is hosting a new challenge - this time to re-create an "Alabama Indestructible Baby" doll like the ones made by Ella Smith in Alabama at the beginning of the C20th. This is a lovely little summer holiday project for me - one that I can pick up and put down and work on as I find the time in between the busy stuff of having visitors and family staying during the summer.
This is what the originals were like (they varied a lot!)




Here's my interpretation:






I'm looking forward to the dressing of this doll - she will wear a simple dress with some kind of print pinafore over the top and maybe a bonnet.

By the way, if you are interested in making or even just discussing antique-inspired cloth dolls like those originally made by Izannah Walker, Emma Adams, Ella Smith etc, MAIDA is a great group to belong to.......plenty of stimulating discussion and sharing with a wonderful bunch of doll-makers! Click on the link to take a peek.


6 comments:

Kays Kids said...

She is such a bright eyed baby. You certainly have the touch.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Kay

Pamela Davis said...

She's definitely a beauty!

Dixie Redmond said...

She is lovely, Susie! thanks for the group plug as well. :-)

Happy New Year!

Dixie

Susan McMahon said...

Thanks all! Having some ME time fun. :-)

Anita said...

She's beautiful...can't wait to see her outfit

Z Asha said...

Happy Holidays and hello, stranger! The doll is stunning, as usual! There is nothing you can't do!! HUGS ~Zan

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