I've had a delightful time the past few weeks making the dolls for Hally Levesque's"Romantic Rosabella" class in Session 1 of Artful Gathering. I was only going to make 2 dolls but could not decide which color I wanted the base to be so I ended up choosing seven different colors from solid color fabric my sister had given me.
I figured at least one or two of the dolls would come out nicely and was pleasantly surprised when they all did. Even though the dolls are all similar looking they all ended up having their own little personalities. To no surprise most are "Diva's" or at least they think they are.
This is the first doll I made from that class. She has a handmade with hand sculpted paper clay face, arm, and bonnet. She also has handmade silk ribbon flowers as well as painted flowers down the front of her dress. Handmade silk ribbon flowers are also used for her bouquet and to decorate her bonnet.
I had been saving the green, white and black flower lace in her overskirt for several years and finally had a chance to use it here. Gathered tulle is underneath her lace overskirt which adds to her romantic look.
She has light pink and light green merino tencel hair which has been braided into an 8" long braid.
I decided to name this art doll "Florence" after my great, great aunt.