As promised here is Dimity all ready for her new home. We have been spending time in the garden so this blog post is a little late but my goodness the weather here is so perfect and the garden has certainly come to life in the past few days and that includes the weeds which of course are growing at twice the rate of the seedlings I have put in.
Back to Dimity, she already has a few sun kissed freckles on her nose and cheeks so we decided a broad brimmed sun hat would be just the thing. I didn't make the hat though I do know how, I have added some pretty ribbon to keep it in place when it's windy outside.
As I said in a previous blog post Dimity is the tallest doll I have made she is just a smidge under 24" tall, her feet fit into small baby shoes and she can wear some baby dresses too.
The dress I have made for is all about comfort, a high yoke and gathered skirt, long gathered sleeves that are easy to push up when it gets a bit too warm. The fabric is cotton gingham but not just any cotton gingham. It is one of the last outfits I will be able to make with this particular fabric that my sister bought for me when she visited Paris a few years ago. She met up with one of my dollmaking friends and together they visited the Marais district of Paris and drank tea and bought me some fabric. Lucky me, this gingham, and two different polka dots, a navy and a red, were in the parcel that was sent home to me.
I was a very young teenager in the early 70s when Holly Hobbie and Sarah Kay became so popular and made big bonnets and dresses and granny boots so popular in illustrations and decorations. Of course much of it was reminiscent of Sunbonnet Sue and that's who is standing quietly and nostalgically at the hem of Dimity's dress.
Now Dimity has a thing for stripey socks so I couldn't say no and she has very sweet and cosy little felt shoes, grey lined with pink and secured at the ankle with a flower shaped shell button.
Dimity does also have a little kitty friend but she won't be taking this little knitted dress with her because that belonged to my own sweet baby girl and me too when I was a baby. I guess that makes it a family heirloom and I guess that means I need to keep it for own future grandchildren.
If you would like to give Dimity a home I can promise she will give you a life time of cuddles and giggles, tea parties and sweet breathy secrets whispered in your ear.
She is made from all natural fibres, cotton knit skin fabric, Tasmanian wool stuffing, hand embroidered face, teeswater locks for her hair that have been crocheted into a wig.
She has needle sculpted knees and bottom and her face has been made using traditional Waldorf style sculpting techniques.
Dimity is not suitable for children aged three years or younger.
The doll and her clothes can be gently handwashed.
Dimity has found a home, thank you so much.
Thank you so much to all of you for following me on this journey.
Your support and interest and love for my work is so important to me.