En anglais "Here is Claudette a very large doll indeed". Most of the paper dolls I make are quite small, whereas this whopper is almost 12" high. Now that doesn't sound very oo-la-la does it - whopper! Never mind, I think you know what I mean.
Last October I went to the Knitting and Stitching Exhibition at Alexandra Palace and bought a 'French Paper Dolls' kit from Barbara Willis, an American fibre figure artist. Her stand there was fantastic, so many amazing creations - I truly was in doll heaven.
I decided to open the kit this weekend (only six months after buying it!!) What prompted me to do so was the fact that I didn't go to the Big Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking show this weekend at Alexandra Palace because I knew I would spend too much money and I already have far too much stuff - much of it as yet unused! I'm still inwardly sulking though - LOL, even though my hubby was all set to chauffeur, accompany and pay for me to go! Making this doll made me feel better anyway!
The kit comes with full instructions and templates, some pre printed heads and feet on fabric, backing fabric (which is actually black out fabric for curtains and blinds) and some thick felt (Pelt Tex). All other fabrics for the clothes you need to provide yourself.