This gorgeous doll has been in the works for quite some time. For some reason I set her to the side when she was almost finished and just never got back to her until yesterday. Her little bouquet of dried roses sat on my work station for what felt like forever. I just couldn’t decide exactly how I wanted her to hold them and needed to finish the detail in her sleeves. She was started before I began making the sacred belly bundles, so there are no herbs or crickets within her. But she is still full of so much meaning and beauty.
I feel she is the perfect reminder to take the time for yourself to feel beautiful. Wear the beautiful bright colors. Put on your jewelry, and buy yourself some flowers. And just like her, add a little sparkle to your everyday life.
I was truly in love with the glitter in the multicolor merino wool used for her skirt. It’s a superfine wool and I really wanted the colors to stand out on their own, so I didn’t want to needle felt it to much to the point they would just begin to blend together. So instead I needle felted the top and bottom of the wool and allowed it to stay at its natural texture on the actual skirt. For some reason braids were just calling me with this doll, so first I attached one to her curly locks and then I made the braided belt. And when there was wool left from her skirt I decided to braid that too and drape it around her delicate shoulders. Her hair is naturally curly wool locks with hints of purple and pink through them. I’m a sucker for curls and think her hair is absolutely stunning.
When I finally finished her yesterday I just sat and stared at her, she truly is a beautiful doll, a pure spirit of beauty and love and I’m sure she will bring that energy into your home if you decide she is meant for you.