Each doll I make is an ode to childhood, to the innocence and spirit of the child. Not a longing for my own young days but a celebration of the little child in us all.
Each doll sings their own song, a precious little soul, steadfast and true, like Penny, one of three dolls I am working on at present. Well I am not working on Penny any longer as she is all finished and ready to find a home.
This little honey is wearing the Pippa collared dress and Jane bloomers. For this collection of dolls I have used Tilda fabrics. There is a gorgeous weight to these cottons and the washed out colours have suited the mood of this collection I think. The dress secures at the back with mother of pearl buttons, the bloomers are trimmed with French ric rac. She also has some marled wool felt boots trimmed with the same gingham print as her collar. Like each doll in this collection she has a hat, this time a pink bonnet with a chin strap. I have used the Lucina Shell pattern to edge the bonnet and the rest of the hat is a bouncy garter stitch. It secures with a wooden button. The yarn is an Australian wool from Bendigo woollen mill.
As with all my dolls Penny is made from the finest natural materials; cotton knit skin fabric, Tasmanian wool stuffing, hand embroidered face and a mohair crocheted cap wig. Her construction is based on the traditional Waldorf doll methods with my own twist added. She also has sweet needle sculpted knees and bottom.
Penny is one of my Mabel style doll and stands 18" tall
This doll is not intended for nor safe for children aged three years or younger.
The doll and her clothes are fully hand washable.
Penny has found a home .
Thanks so much for your love for and interest in my work. I appreciate so much and love sharing my creations with you.