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Two more dolls to show today~Victoria (right) and her sister Sylvie. These two are the first young girls I've made since last summer's girls with cats. I really like how these turned out, even with their some what sad/melancholic expressions. They just sort of evolved that way while painting them. Not everyone has had a wonderful or idealic childhood and that could be said in the case of these two. I added the swans as I have been wanting to make more since Caer and Aengus and these two seemed like they needed something beautiful and hopeful to hold onto (literaly and figuratively).
The dolls are the same size as my regular dolls (between 11-12") but because the are younger they have larger heads and slightly different proprtions in their arms and legs. Their dresses are cotton and they each have capeltes the black one have a decorative lace and tiny black pom pom edging, the gray one is made of cashmere. Neither is capelet is removable. Each wear acid free paper or silk flowers in their hair and each swan is wearing a tiny crown made of sterling silver.
I hope to have pictures of the remaining dolls up by Sunday at the latest (there will be ten dolls total instead of twelve).
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Sylvie is approx. 10.75" (27.5 cm) tall. She is wearing a cotton dress in black and white with a pattern of tiny geometric shapes,rabbits, dogs,toys,etc.on it. Around her waist she wears a pink ribbon with a small bee pin attached to the front. Sylvie is wearing a gray cashmere capelet with two tiny pink buttons in the front (capelet not removable and the wire running through her arms stick out of the cape). Her short sleeves,leggings and shoes are all painted black. Her bobbed hair is painted dark brown and she wears a pale pink paper rose in her hair (made of acid free paper). Her eyes are green and her face is painted in a more looser style than my other dolls.
The black swan is approx 2.5" in length (6cm) and wears a tiny sterling silver crown. Both doll and swan are coated with a matte varnish for protection.
Victoria is approx. 11" (28 cm) tall. She is wearing an off white cotton dress with tiny pink and black branches and birds on it. Around her waist she wears a crushed velvet ribbon in raspberry pink ribbon. Victoria is wearing a black capelet (made of very soft acrylic) with a decorative clasp in front(capelet not removable and the wire running through her arms stick out of the cape).Black lace and tiny pom pom trim line her capelet.
Her short sleeves and shoes are all painted black and her leggings are painted gray. Her painted black hair is pulled up into two buns in the back and she wears a green silk flower with two pink paper flowers in her hair (made of acid free paper). Her eyes are hazel green and her face is painted in a more looser style than my other dolls.
The white swan is approx 2.5" in length (6cm) and wears a tiny sterling silver crown. Both doll and swan are coated with a matte varnish for protection.