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Saturday, May 27, 2017

ALICE AND THE DODO BIRD FINISHED

I was glad to pick up a needle and finish the Dodo Birds clothing. I found this soft brushed suede fabric in my stash and thought it would be perfect for his vest and jacket. Both are lined and bias trim was used around the armholes.

The body of the Dodo Bird is made of spun cotton and yarn over a wire armature and it's my first spun cotton construction. It was quite the undertaking and I'm glad I accomplished the task.
 

The Dodo is 15" tall and Alice is 13" (including her stand).
 
I didn't get fancy with the clothing. I wanted the dolls to be the center of attention. I may make Alice a white cotton apron. Other than that this pair is finished.
 
After all the time and energy that went into these dolls, it's going to be difficult to put them up for sale.
 
Alice is 13" tall including her checkered stand.
 
Alice has golden blonde hair made using Tibetan Lambs wool.
 
Here's Alice in a simple two piece bodice and skirt outfit made with pastel blue linen. She wears white cotton petticoat and bloomer underpinnings. The stockings and shoes are painted.




4 comments:

Jan Conwell said...

So much lovely detail! Very well done.

Chip Butter said...

Beautiful...just beautiful...both characters!!! I'm really amazed at your meticulous work.

Sherri Farley said...

You've outdone yourself with this pair! I love them both. I agree the dolls do speak for themselves, but I like the Alice's dress. Her hair is amazing. The Dodo is adorable. Good work.

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Thank-you Jan, Chip Butter and Sherri. I enjoy reading each comment. I'm glad that you like the dolls.