Sunday, 19 August 2012

A new cloth doll and an amazing Brocante find

 I have nearly finished this doll but it took much longer than I expected.I was given the black hair and
wanted to use black for a change.It was nearly a disaster as it was very shiny and slippery and it just didn't want to go where I wanted it to go. It took me hours ,several attempts and even now I'm not sure about it. I am also waiting for some things to arrive in the post so I can completly finish her.
A friend of a friend is coming this week and would like me to make a doll for her new grandaughter,I explained they are't really suitable. She wants it to be something original and using certain things she will ask me to use and hopes it will be kept for ever to eventually be a memory of her grandmother.
I have made nearly 12 faces and hope one will be chosen and then when I have talked to the lady I can start the rest of the doll,I so hope I can make her very special.
This shell picture is one of the things Tony brought back from the Brocant this morning.Its made by
a sailor as a valentine in 1908 entirely of shells,some tiny and has several photos obviously of him,his wife or girlfriend,and probably his parents.His wifes name is  there at the bottom and she is called Alice H.
It must of taken such care and a very long time.Tony thinks it was possibly made in the Carribean.


  1. I think she's beautiful! What an amazing find!

  2. What a beautiful doll. I love the bright colours. The shell valentine is just gorgeous - what a lot of work! A real little treasure.

    Thanks for your visit - I think I may have started something with my Grand Clear-Out lol! Everyone seems to be doing it now!!

    Have a great week,

  3. Your new doll is enchanting! Love the shell valentine too. Simply wonderful!

    Thanks for your kind visit!

    Have a fantastic day,

  4. Hello dear friend.
    This doll is beautiful. The colors in it are so pretty. I am always amazed when I see your dolls. I wish I were that talented. The shell picture is very unique with much history attached to it. I wanted to tell you that we put you on our side bar as one of our favorite blogs. Check it out when you get a chance. It's so hot here this week. I am trying to stay cool.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. Thank you so much! We received the parcel today and we are over the moon! We've shown everyone our handmade treasure and extra goodies too! Everyone we showed marvelled at the sweetness of the doll and the attention to detail! The doll is an incredible, whimsical piece of art that we will always treasure! Thank you sooooo much! Hugs from across the sea...
    Sheila and Sherrill


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