Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prudence...

Well here she is...
My little Prudence.
she is about the size of a newborn at about 20 inches long.
I had some issues as to what I wanted her face to look like and in the end I went with a primitive Raggedy Anne type look, my thought was that she could have seasonal outfits.
I found that after over a 15 year hiatus as a doll maker that doll hair can no longer be found at my local craft shop so I had to improvise and craft her hair out of supper thick yarn.

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and as you all well knew she was going to get a poetry dress all her own....

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her dress reads:
“My mother says I must not pass, Too near that glass; She is afraid that I will see, A little witch that looks like me; With a red mouth to whisper low, The very thing I should not know”


I will fully admit that when I came up with her legs and high healed button up boots that I impressed my self a little... I would adore my very own pair of striped poetry tights!

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And here you have Prudence all dressed up for the witching season!

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If you would like to try your hand at doll creating you will find a very simple doll pattern in my my book "Layered, Tattered & Stitched".
Happy Creating!

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12 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Prudence,
Stay awawy from the glass. You are not a witch just a girl that kinda, sorta, looks like one. Well maybe for the month of October you can be a witch.
Debbie

Lins Artyblobs said...

Love those boots & tights

Jen said...

Yeah- those boots and tights give her attitude. :) Love her dress too!

Diana said...

I agree...Prudence certainly has fantastic boots. Love all of the details you so lovingly put into her creation.
Hugs
Diana

Pretty Things said...

OMG -- a poetry dress! I'm so impressed. That's the most incredible thing I've seen in a long time!

DebsArt said...

Hi Ruth
I recently bought your book to add to my collection. I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying it and how much inspiration it is giving me. After many years of not being able to stick to one thing it seems like I can happily combine them all - paper, sewing, basically any kind of mixed media.
Thanks for your beautiful work.
Deb

mairedodd said...

she is fabulous - and i loved all of the desk views leading up to her completion... amazing that you can create her, a dress for yourself and go into nesting mode... has that little witch got a spell for adding hours to the day?!

Jeanette said...

There I was surfing through Blogland when Prudence caught my eye! She is fabulous and so are your Blog. I couldn`t stop reading and spent forever in here although I really should have been getting back to work.... Didn`t quite finish reading so I will be back on my lunch hour.

Take care
Jeanette

Lynn said...

she is adorable a sheer delight, and the red shoe laces make her outfit and my day!!!

kecia said...

awww, i love her! i tried my hand at making some dolls a few months ago and i was horrible at it! of course i was winging it, no patterns, etc. yours are darling!

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Cynthia said...

So awe inspiring. Love her.