I've just returned from a wonderful 3 day retreat at Threads of Time in Danville, Illinois. I met my sisters, Molly and Barb there on Thursday and then spent Friday and Saturday with my doll maker friends. We had a doll show at the retreat and a special showing of "Downton Abbey" inspired dolls.
Lady Mary made her debut complete with her signature tiara, gloves and purse. Her gown is made from iridescent blue silk overlaid with vintage black lace that I hand beaded. She is all cloth but her head and arms have been painted with acrylic paint to give them a porcelain look. Her hair is styled from wool roving.
|Lady Mary's hand beaded Tiara|
|Lady Mary's hand crafted shoes|
|Hand beaded purse in the style of the period|
Here are some in process pictures.
|Lady Mary wears underwear even if you can't see it!!|
|Lady Mary's stockings|
|This is what she looked like after needle|
sculpting but before painting
|Now she has her face painted and ears added|