Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Dollmaker's Children

What's that old saying?  The shoemaker's children always go barefoot” or something like that? Yeah, well, screw that. (I'm aloud to say "screw" on our blog...right? Cady? Robin? No? hah.)

Anywho - the point I'm trying to get to is that I am super excited to start working on our own kid's very own dolls for the holidays!!  Woo hooo!

As we (Robin, Cady, and myself) have been working on sooooo many fun dolls this year, our poor 4 year olds (we each have one - that's how we met, ya know?) have been not so patiently waiting for their own special friend to love and snuggle. Who can blame them, really?
bamboletta custom waldorf doll fig and me dragonflys hollow green goat nanerjoy
Stella, wishing with all her heart, that mom would make her a stinkin' doll already.
 We decided to let them each be the lead designer in their own Tansy Doll creation and here's what they came up with:

Max: would like a 10" doll with warm brown skin, green eyes, and long brown hair with red streaks in it.

Aria: would like a 16" doll with blush skin, brown eyes, medium waist-length brown hair with a mix of light, dark and reddish browns.

Stella: would like a 10" doll with blush skin, violet eyes, and long blue, white & silver hair with silver sparkles and red streaks in it.

Ever: is too young to decide so mom gets to chose (muuuwuuhhahahahahah!) so we're going with a 16" doll with dark brown skin, brown eyes, and curly blue hair in a crochet cap (to minimize hair-eating ;)
bamboletta custom waldorf doll fig and me dragonflys hollow green goat nanerjoy
The kid's color choices

bamboletta custom waldorf doll fig and me dragonflys hollow green goat nanerjoy
Stella's yarn choices - check out that sparkle! woot!

This is seriously so fun for me and I can't wait to see their little faces when they spot their special dolls under the Christmas tree this year.

Now, you just know I'm going to be blogging about these in-progress in the weeks to come, don't cha? ;)

And speaking of custom beauties, we finished 2 this week! A sweet-cheeked 10" named "Ivy" and a 16" with some seriously awesome sparkly pink streaks in her hair (our first sparkly doll!) Here's their pics (before cheek blushing and dressing):


bamboletta custom waldorf doll fig and me dragonflys hollow green goat nanerjoy
Green-eyed Ivy

bamboletta custom waldorf doll fig and me dragonflys hollow green goat nanerjoy
lil' Miss Sparkles
Have a great week, everyone!

xoxoxoxoxo,
Lesley

No comments:

Post a Comment