Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Little Boy Doll


Elizabeth ordered a boy doll with mocha skin, light brown hair, and green eyes. We settled on brown cotton flannel for the pants, and blue and white check for the shirt, with a velcro closure. I had to give this little fellow suspenders to keep his pants up. He must be a slim like my little boy!


She also requested a hat. I made one out of navy blue wool felt. I think he has a very inquisitive expression.


I wasn't sure what green to use for the eyes at first. Green eyes are so rare, and so beautiful.


Here are some pictures of his hair, embroidered around his "ears".


And here's the back of his head, with his little cowlick. When I was embroidering the back of his head I was thinking about how irresistible the nape of my little boy's neck is, and how much I like to kiss it!

This is my last commissioned doll until school starts up again after summer! It's time to get ready for summer schedules and family fun.

10 comments:

softearthart said...

What a lovely doll, cheers Marie

erin said...

Oh, I love this dolly! So cute for sure. :-)

Amanda said...

Love the cowlick!

Jamie said...

I adore this little guy!

kim said...

Hi! I am new to your blog.....Love your doll! I have made two waldorf style dolls...and plan to make another soon for my son. I tried very hard to do the hair as you have done here.....but couldn't do it without ripping holes in the fabric. Can I ask you what type of needle and yarn you used?? Any other tips? ☺

Beth said...

Thanks for your nice comments. Kim,
I'm going to write you an email! love, Beth

Maria said...

Oh, This little doll is amazing !!!

Linda said...

So adorable Beth! Thank you so much for your kind words about my dad while he was ill:)
xo
Linda

gardenmama said...

seriously cute beth!
i love his hair : )

Anne said...

I love the little expression on his face...:)