When I started work on this doll I had in mind a slightly different body shape. I've been playing around with several new body shapes for a while and as a result this little lady has straighter arms, a bit of structure in her shoulders, shes taller, head is slightly smaller and she has a waist! I was inspired by my little collection of antique wooden dutch dolls (which are dotted around my shelves - love them) I also took some inspiration from the old boudoir dolls of the late 20's and early 30's.
I will be working a little more on this creation, as I want to give her some Skis and some white boots with tiny black buttons down the side.
|Centre: Maureen O'Sullivan|
|I've given her cupid bow lips and added snowdrops to her lashes. She has a felt jacket, hat and mittens - onto which I have stitched a Nordic pattern. Her baggy skipants, top and scarf are made with vintage fabrics.|
.....Her hair is proper old vintage mohair - probably the very same used on old boudoir dolls and wigs. Its quite rough to the touch but works perfectly.
|Norma Shearer sporting skiwear in the mountains of Switzerland|