Monday, May 17, 2010
Dolls for a Brother and Sister
Her boy likes orange, so I made his doll an orange shirt. I gave him wool plaid pants.
Her girl likes blue and green. I made the girl doll a combination of blue clothes: blue checked apron, a floral dress, and sky blue and white striped pantaloons. I love to mix patterns.
The girl has green bows in her hair and matching green ribbons for ties on her apron.
The dolls' clothes fasten with velcro. I don't really like how velcro looks, and it is hard to sew it neatly, but it is best and easiest and safest for the youngest children.
The boy's hair is embroidered. This takes a long time to do. I work patiently, and I try to make it look tufty and natural.
The girl has a curl all around her head and some fluffy ponytails which are sewn in.
When I do boy hair, I suggest ears with the stitching. This time I decided to add a little blush to the ears. I usually make caucasian children's ears pink when I draw portraits. This boy also has a cowlick! I think that is realistic, too!
I'm going to show you some of my portraits, soon, on my new website, as soon as I resolve some Wordpress glitches!