Here is my last little doll for 2014.
It's been a busy year but just nicely busy.
I did a count up and I made 32 Jammy Kiss dolls and 36 regular dolls from 8" size up to 22".
Each and every one found a home so that makes me very happy.
I love being able to make dolls and I love being able to share my work with others.
I love that people want to have them in their homes.
That is all pretty special.
Anyway, this is Ruby Joan.
She is around 14" tall and a kind of riff on a Jammy Kiss that I have been wanting to try for quite a while. I just took the pattern and went where it took me.
So she has funny little skinny arms and legs, big jammy feet and a new kind of knee.
I think she is utterly enchanting.
I hope you do too.
I made her lovely wig using some organic plant dyed mohair.
It is so very soft and just loves to stick out, she just has that kind of hair, it won't be tamed.
Don't you love the colour?
Her dress is a Liberty print edged with a cotton braid.
It makes a change to have a pop art kind of Liberty rather than the usual floral.
Ruby Joan loves it and so do I.
Her bloomers are a soft cotton lawn pulled in at the hem using soft white ribbon with a hand stitched hem.
I have used an alpaca yarn for her boots and a hand spun local rustic woolen yarn for her jumper, secured with a wooden button.
I have made her a simple ribbon for hair too from a Japanese cotton lawn.
She sits easily and she likes to stand leaning against a wall or shelf, that kind of thing.
Ruby Joan has found a home, thanks so much.
Ruby Joan, my last little doll for 2014.
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