fredag 1 december 2017

Because I need a new hobby like I need a hole in my head

I am blaming my dear friend Teddy aka the Evil Bunny, for introduing me to the world of dolls, quite  a few years ago. With all my other expensive hobbies (and losing my sick benefits, because chronic psoriatic arthritis can apparently just disappear) there was no way that I could get into real Asian ball jointed dolls, but he tipped me off about these dolls made by Zapf for Disney some years ago, and I got three dolls on eBay. They're 13 inches tall and has lots of joints, which is really what I wanted most of all. The Toy Box Philosopher has a thorough review of them here.

Anyway, I am not sure if they are going to live in the 1810s-1820s forever, I'd like to knit stuff for them too, which would work better with later periods, but that's where I started making clothes for them.

In their shifts:

With their petticoats:

And in their dresses, which I finished today.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Congratulations on finding what you wanted! The clothes are really nice, and it's interesting how one doll is just a doll but a group of dolls "interacts" and becomes more lifelike.

    Re knitting, how about the 17th century, making them silk knitted waistcoats? The sample you did a while back was awesome! It should be possible to scale down the star pattern, and then you could make one with embroidery and one without, and the third in knitted brocade... ;-)

  2. Wow! That would be insane. But awesome!