It’s been 16 months since a new doll has come to live in my studio. It wasn’t intentional, I simply wasn’t tempted by any dolls. That is, until September 25, when I got an email from Happily Ever After. What a surprise! They were now selling Dianna Effner sculpted 10″ Boneka dolls. It took me about 15 minutes to choose one, and get mine ordered!
Rose arrived today, much sooner than expected, and I must say that there’s nothing like a new doll to bring a smile to my face.
She was snuggled in this padded cotton bag with an appliquéd heart and metal eyelets for the ribbon drawstring.
Although not hand painted, Rose is as cute as the Little Darlings, but smaller. She’s such a tiny, petite thing, simply adorable.
I introduced Rose to Ivy, a gift from Carolyn at Warm Heart Bears. Since they are both the new kids, they have something in common, and have become fast friends.
Rose has yet to meet her Little Darling cousins. She’s a little worn out from her travels. I’ll save those introductions for another day.
We’ve been having some of the most gorgeous sunsets this month. This fabric by Rifle Paper Co. reminds me so much of the orange-y reds and peach colors in the autumn sky. Aren’t the the colors in this print gorgeous for this time of year?
My Little Darling, Alice, is here to model “Autumn Sunset” for you.
I hand dyed bare merino wool to a tonal peach to get the perfect color of yarn for this sweater. This merino yarn is a single ply, so it’s very soft and slightly fuzzy. I embroidered two coordinating floral motifs on the front of the sweater.