I finished the sawdust (cedar shavings)
double ended dolly. This doll is the
traditional black-white doll inspired by
photos of antique dolls. On one side the
doll is wearing the "icky green" dress, with
a mop day cap. There are 3 tiny antique
white glass doll buttons on the front and 3
small antique white pie crust buttons on
the back. She has brown wool hair with a
touch of gray!!
On the other end the doll is wearing a
red dress with 2 antique china buttons
on the front & 3 antique glass shoe buttons
on the back. Her black trim is antique,
possibly silk or rayon. She has wool hair,
and black shoe button eyes.
It was interesting to make this type
of doll, I had to take into consideration
that the arms needed to move freely
when turned upside down. Also, to
make sure the doll underneath
remains totally hidden. The clothing
is sewn on the dolls and not removable.
That is a disappointment to me as
I do love a dolls under garments! I
also had to put the wooden "Make
Do Doll" tag on the back of the red
dress. I must say it was a lot of hand
sewing for just one doll!
I made this doll for the MAIDA
doll group for submission to Art
I have also been busy making dolls
for Early Work Mercantile.
Christmas is not that far away!!