Sunday, March 25

Nakie no more



I no longer have a big, nakie doll on my nightstand. It took me forever to find the right fabric for her. She's a very particular little girl. She even snubbed her nose at my offer to make her felt shoes. She said she'd prefer to remain barefoot until she had proper leather shoes. So we went shopping online and found some. Although she couldn't decide between cream ankle-strap shoes with a bow and brown boots so we ordered both. And socks. I think she's a bit spoiled.



I used some EFA techniques on her (the way her face is embroidered, her hair, and her dress) but she's much bigger than the dolls featured in the book Dolls to Make for Fun & Profit at 20 inches tall. I used 4 different shades of mohair yarn for her hair. This tutorial pretty much shows how I did her hair. Except I don't use glue on dolls ever.

She's requesting a necklace. What do you think? Will it just make her even more spoiled or would she look so nice with the addition of a necklace that it would all be worth it?

Today I'm working on another EFA doll. I've got her sewn and I'm in the middle of stuffing. Hopefully this one won't mind felt shoes.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! How did you make her hair?

Amy

Leah S said...

What about a silver heart locket for a necklace?

I really like how the dress matches her! :)

Donna said...

Her hair looks fabulous, thank you for the link to the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the dumb question. I didn't notice the link for the hair tutorial! Thanks,

Amy

Melissa R. Garrett said...

I love the hair! She's very beautiful and not at all spoiled! :-)

Dannielle said...

Not a dumb question at all, Amy! I added that bit after you asked since it was such a good question. :)

Lisa said...

Wow again! I love that your dolls talk to you. Your dolls are just amazing!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm glad to know I'm not as clueless as I thought. I was wondering how I missed that the first time. I checked out the EFA book from the library, but I haven't tried to make anything yet. Your dolls are really beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy

littlejennywren said...

Dannielle, she is beautiful. You have inspired me to make a few calico dolls as a break from the Steiner ones. I haven't had any luck finding anything about EFA dolls locally but I have a few others to try. You did a wonderful job of her hair. I'm glad to hear you don't use glue. Neither do I.

z said...

She is coming along loverly. You make very nice dolls. A small EFA doll is the first doll I ever made. I was in High School.I like your embroidery vingettes too.

Bettsi said...

Love her! You did a beautiful job on her hair and face. I think she is just precious and you probably can't spoil her enough, I think. BTW, single leather gloves are actually pretty easy to find at the thrift stores and they make such lovely EFA shoes.