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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Big Sister Dolls

A while back Sonia and I picked up this really luxurious olive green crushed velvety fabric at Atlantic Fabrics (for an awesome price, I might add).  We didn't really know what we wanted to use it for, but we couldn't leave without it.

When we were preparing for our spring shows we decided this fabric would make great skirts and dresses for our dolls.  I thought I'd share a few of the dolls we've since created.


Both dolls belong to our Big Sister Collection:
Big Sisters are very sophisticated.  They love to read, ride bikes and help Mom and Dad around the house. Great friends for big-kid girls (aged 3 and up), these special cuties love to tell stories, dance, and drink tea. Plus, they are especially great at keeping secrets and picking out their own clothes.

Turns out the green fabric was awesome for embroidery.  We had the doll in the green dress completed for a long while but I was eager to do some embroidery accents for her dress.  Yesterday I finally got my inspiration...
 

What do you think?  She's so beautiful - I couldn't put her into the storage box with the other dolls!  She's been sitting on top of my entertainment centre since she was finished and I can't take my eyes off of her.  The flowers really pop against the green and the effect of the three colours used for the petals is quite pleasing - especially when viewed from a short distance.

The first doll has been listed in our shop and the second doll will be listed once I'm finished admiring her.  We have several Big Sister dolls listed in the shop - the concept of the dolls 'dressing themselves' offers up so much freedom and creativity - they are very fun to make!

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19 comments:

Chris said...

What sweet dollies. I love their faces and hair.

Andrea on Third Street said...

Thanks!!

sharon said...

so sweet

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These are soooo sweet. I agree that green fabric is great, and the embroidery is so pretty. I wouldn't want to list her either. :)

Lori said...

Another wonderful doll. i love the green dress.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

Little T said...

I Made It!!!
The Last doll with the Flower patterned arms I love. Very cute and the embroidery on her dress is darling. My Next adventure need to be the sewing machine. But for now I will stick to crochet.

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Atasha said...

Ooooh that green fabric...makes me just want to hug that lovely doll and squeeze her. I love it!

Andrea on Third Street said...

Thankds everyone for the encouraging comments!!You've mad my day and it's only 8:15!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness - - these are too fun! THey take me right back to my childhood & make me wish I had a little girl. :)

Sabrina said...

Your dolls are so unique and cute...what a great way to show off your creativity.

Melissa said...

I love the embroidered one - it is so pretty!!!

Belinda ... said...

Sooooo sweet! I just love you dolls!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

She's just adorable. The embroidery is fantastic!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Mama's Wood Shop / Karen said...

Your dolls are so gorgeous so when I received the Kreativ Blog Award, I thought I'd pass it on to you. Have fun!

Andrea on Third Street said...

Wow Karen, that's so nice!! Thank you so much.

Bec said...

super duper cuteness!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. You've done a fabulous job on these - simply adorable! Hope you are having a great weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. The velvet is gorgeous and I think your dolls are adorable! Amazing work! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Those dolls are just adorable. Love those dresses and the sweet embroidery -- lovely!

XOOX
Jen

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