Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valerie New 2009

Her she finished tada!~~Valerie is 25 inches tall..
I have named her after our daughter Valerie.I was
amazed after she was finished how much her face looked
like our daughter Valerie. She is a Blondie and has big blue eyes with a face of an Angel.
face ..Yeppers that is our Valerie.
I Used a wonderful pattern by
RK Creations By: Karen Nieforth
School Days Doll E Pattern
http://patternmart.com/pattern/6557/School+Days+Do
ll+E+Pattern+PM

I hand drew her face, Then using water color pencils created her beautiful face. I used real blush for her cheeks. I sealed her face with a sealant to last for ever.
Valerie's hair: I used Sheep Wool Roving
hand felting with a dab of glue to her head.
It was my goal in using this pattern to stick to the
directions, I always tend to go off the direction path
and lose my self in to doing my own thing.
I was very proud when I finished with Valerie that I did
99% follow pattern direction.. I did change the legs for
this doll, Because these are my favorite type of legs for all my dolls..

I did age my material for the fabric of the body, head,
legs and arms, But did not age her clothes , which is rare
for me to not to do. But being a strong willed child
Valerie wanted bright and clean so that is what she got.

Back view of Valerie
I boxed her bottom so she sits very nice.
Here she is showing her hand painted legs and her pantaloons have Prim hand stitching, Edging of her dress is lace, matching apron and bows in her hair.
Her collar has prim hand stitching
If: you'd like to see more of Valerie go to my flickr album
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sympletymes/sets/
Thanks so much for looking
Hugs Sherrie

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

She turned out just beautiful!
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch Joy!

Carla said...

She is lovely!! Way to go Sherrie!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Thank You so much Cheryl and Carla for leaving a comment and liking Valerie..I'm enjoying making soft faces and just keep practicing:)

Art4Sol said...

Very beautiful...you should be pleased!
Darlene