Monday, April 14, 2008

Is it still commercialism ...

if you make it yourself?
zora's angelina 1

I finally sat down and designed/made Zora an enormous and cuddly Angelina Ballerina doll.
zora's angelina 3
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:
zora's angelina 5

zora's angelina 2

zora's angelina 4

zora's angelina 3

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!


Blogger Chickenbells said...

I just love her! She looks EXACTLY like Angelina...and you do realize that it's never going to end now that she knows you can make dolls...(I want one too)

6:38 PM  
Blogger BeanMama said...

Oh, she's beautiful!! d*mn, I wish I could sew.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

You are so talented. That's just amazing!
I love that its almost all organic too. Awesome.

6:41 AM  

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