Saturday, February 20, 2021

A Trio of Dolls

      I mentioned recently, and often before, that I don't love making youth dolls. Part of that is the need to rebuild almost every bit of them. The other part of that is that they really just don't fit in every saddle. This time around the saddle was sent to me to make the doll to fit. This is actually a much better way to make a youth doll. I still don't love making them, but at least I know the doll will fit. 
       I also am still getting plenty of requests for hoodie dolls. I am still super happy that the casual dolls are really popular at the moment. I am definitely going to make sure I have casual dolls of many kinds available at my next live sale. 
      This western pleasure doll was actually one that I made several years ago. She was purchased second hand, her top was stained and damaged and the customer decided she would like a different top. The original was a light color and was just not the preference. I know that royal blue goes really well with this yellowish gold color, so I made this royal blue top, dug out some ribbon that actually matched fairly well with the chaps, added a bunch of bling and some glitter paint and had a whole new look to the doll. This was a fun redo. I actually also really like the way it all came together. I might need to do some other dolls in a similar look. Though maybe also with different colored fabric mixed in instead of just glitter paint (though I do love the glitter paint!) I'll have to see what I can come up with. 
     This trio of dolls is all set and ready to head home. The youth doll ended up being almost as tall as the other dolls, but she fits her saddle, which is what matters most. 
      Last week was vacation week and I did not get as much doll work finished as I would like, or as much done on my NaMoPaiMo horse. But I had a nice break and didn't have to get up early. Now it's time to get back into the swing of school. And get ready for the next change. 

1 comment:

timaru star ii said...

I hadn't realized glitter paint would be so in scale. That's a great do-over.