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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Doll Designer - aged 10


I recently made a birthday card for my niece Chloe's tenth birthday with a paper doll attached to it.  You can see it here.

When I saw her last weekend she produced the sheet of paper above showing the specifications of the next doll she'd like - and I don't think she wanted to wait until her next birthday - LOL! 

Here's what I made following her specific requests!


Brown eyes and pink lips weren't a problem - I had watercolour pencils in those colours.

Red hair - that was ok, I used some wool I had. 



Tights and sparkly shoes - I think they're ok too, but onto the purple dress ....

I sorted through all my fabrics but couldn't find any purple, then onto my ribbon stash - and yes, I had a little bag of assorted shades of purple?  Well, I thought it was purple, but now realise it's probably lilac - doh!


Will she notice, will she mind?  Will she give me another piece of paper next time?  Most probably - will I mind?  Of course not!

Thanks for looking and any comments will of course be passed on directly to the designer!

14 comments:

Terry said...

I think she will be so thrilled, that she won't notice a little shade difference! This is so fabulous and what a brillian design! Love it!

Lotus said...

Excellent!
You did a wonderful job and she's gonna love it!
Lotus

Meggymay said...

Wow, its gorgeous , can't to see what she asks you to make next as I am sure she will when she sees this one.

Deborah said...

I think you successfully met the client's brief, Sherry :-)
BTW clear tar gel is a glossy transparent acrylic gel medium by Golden - you can use it for glazes, to give body, add sheen, collage.

Jan said...

What a fantastic auntie you are and what a lucky little girl to have her own personal doll designer!

Mrs A. said...

I think you will get away with it. This is fab. Wish I was ten again!!

Daydream Retreat said...

That's so sweet! Kids are sure good designers :)

Gez said...

awe, FABULOUS doll. Sure to be loved. Can't wait to see mark2. :) Have a great day.xx

Fabric Art said...

Sherry I'm sure your niece will want you to make many paper dolls after this very beautiful doll you made after her fine drawing.
Anni

Shari said...

Wow! That's amazing! I better not let my little designers get wind of this idea or I'll never get any rest.

Traceyr said...

wow what a wonderful creation - I bet your daughter was pleased. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Would you consider a commission from a (slightly) older client?????? LOL Another fab creation!

Gini said...

please tell Chloe she is a star and must keep on with designs, she's a clever young lady!
plus she is very good to keep her Aunt busy in her favourite pursuit :-)
Gini
xx

(I've missed so much!)

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