Meet “Chrissy”

Chrissy is the latest doll to be added to my studio. She is far from what I imagined she would be as I took the first cut into the fabric for her body. Underneath that painted body is actually hand-dyed fabric! Yep, hand-dyed! In her first incarnation, she came out quite the character, a bug-eyed, wild-woman, not what I was trying to create. So, she needed a reincarnation to become the woman she is today. First the glued on eyes came off, I haven’t yet found a way to use those where they look right. Then I had to deal with the really terrible painting on her face, some things shouldn’t be done late at night, nor in a hurry! So repainting of the entire creature was set about, leading to a completely different personna. The bodice of her dress is green velvet. Her skirt and hat are decorated with silk Chrysanthemum petals…..hence the name “Chrissy”. Yeah, I know, it could be more original, but hey, at least she’s got a name!!!!! LOL Her wings are leaves from the same silk stems. The pattern is based on the Sprite Fairy by Julie McCullough.

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I’m not sure she’s completely done yet, there are some aspects of her that I think could be improved upon, but I’m going to let her rest for a few days in the living room window before I decide whether she’s truly done or not.

3 thoughts on “Meet “Chrissy”

  1. She is beautiful! Where on earth do you find the time and inspiration for something like that? You constantly amaze me….. in a good way đŸ˜‰

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