Saturday, April 19, 2008

Angelina's Outfit

Here they are, all matchy-matchy!
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Zora felt hers and then Angelina's - both soft tutus
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And straighten
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And why not show you all of them:
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Monday, April 14, 2008

Is it still commercialism ...

if you make it yourself?
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I finally sat down and designed/made Zora an enormous and cuddly Angelina Ballerina doll.
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It was remarkably easy to do, which was a shocker. And I think she just turned out perfect. I still need to make the tutu and shoes. The first thing Zora asked after hugging her was, "where are her pointe shoes?"
She is sleeping with her at night. Angelina seems to be quite the bed-hog some nights.

Here are a slew of photos:
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The details -
I used some leftover organic cotton fleece from Z's old diapers I used to make. Then I stuffed her with organic wool that I had from some samples I got awhile back. Fabric covered buttons for eyes, and fabric paint for details.

I think that making her enormous was the best decision - it really makes a difference....
Plus, she is so lightweight being only stuffed with wool, it was possible.

Now, Zora wants an Alice (Angelina's best friend) doll!