Hello! I have another doll to share~ Tita, (named after the main character in the book Like Water for Chocolate.) This is the second doll I've made using fiber for dolls hair. This particular material is viscose which is a wonderful to work with . It's quite soft and while it's not as shiny as silk it does have a slight sheen to it. When I tugged on the viscose, some of the hair did come loose but nothing like what happened while working with the silks. So this may be a solution to the long hair dilemma. I have several more fibers to try out including mohair and bamboo. Tita looked quite exotic with long hair but it wasn't quite the right look for her (my camera batteries were dead which is why there's no photo). Her hair is pulled up into two buns in the back and adorned with teal green flowers made of acid free mulberry paper. I also wanted to continue with the theme of fruit that I started with Bellanca and so I made Tita a branch of lemons as they reminded me of Mexico and they symbolize love and friendship.
I have several projects that I need to begin so the dolls may be a little slow in coming. (I'll try and post images as I finish them).Thanks again for all of the kind feedback and suggestions!
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Tita is approx. 12 inches from head to toe (30 cm). She is wearing a flowing, pleated cotton skirt in a teal blue with a mustard colored apron-like covering over it. Her top is white cotton and smocked.that ties in the front and is accented with a bee pin. Around her neck she wears a necklace made of tiny green glass beads with a decorative rhinestone piece in the center (glued). Her shoes are painted black and her eyes are brown. Tita is also part of the new series of Du Buh Du Dolls that are made with "hair". Tita's black hair (made of viscose) is pulled up into two buns in the back and glued into place. Teal blue silk flowers adorn the back of her hair.
She is carrying a branch of lemons, each fruit is hand sculpted by me from polymer clay (just as my dolls are) and painted with acrylics and a protective varnish.
Please note that my dolls always vary in size and while these are approx. the same size as my previous doll they have slightly larger heads as I find this size even more agreeable to work with:)
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