Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A New Doll

Well, I hope everyone is doing good and working, despite the terrible heat. I mentioned this before, but, even though it doesn't effect the doll making, it sure does make all other jobs harder. Making a good deal of progress on several dolls, I am showing this new doll today, even though her photographs aren't the best. the lighting wasn't right, but I wanted to show her anyway. She is very serious looking, more than the antique I copied her from. The other doll was dark eyed with very dark hair, but a sweeter expression. this girl is sweet too, but not as much. This particular mold is probably one of my favorite ones. It is a nice size and has that great Izannah shaped head. She had a lot of different head molds, and I have never seen anyone try to make a copy of this doll, but me. Among the different dolls I have been working on are two new Alabama babies. I am making them like the early ones with the big flappy ears. these old black dolls are never seen up for sale. You see lots of white Alabama dolls, and a few of the newer black molds Ella Smith made, but not the very early black ones,  I am here to tell you that making these Alabama babies is pain staking work, probably more than the Izannah dolls. Another set of dolls in the works are three of the tiny Izannah dolls about 9 to 10 inches. These little dolls are also tons of work. I have just about hand sewed two dresses so far. My new Izannah plaster molds are made, but no cloth heads from them yet. Hopefully I will be wrapping up some of these dolls that have taken so long and can move onto the new heads, I am excited to see how they turn out. Making the dresses for the two black Alabama dolls is something I do look forward to. Happy doll making and a happy summer to everyone.

1 comment:

  1. I love this one! Her expression makes me smile--she looks like she's not too sure about something. You'd best be sure to pick a fabric she really likes! :~D The shape of her head/profile is really good. You've made the head deeper from front to back and it has such a pleasing shape. Can't wait to see this one finished. You've been busy!