Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Patriotic Dolls

This doll has been in my mind for a quite some time. A few years ago, I bought the little vintage doll dress from a 65 year old lady who, as a child, played with it on her own dollies.   The dress is exactly the way I bought it from the sweet gal.   The torn spots, stains and  hand stitching are all original on the dress.  The only thing I added was the doll form. The flag, tag and crown, which are attached to the doll, not the dress.   The doll bodice is on a pedestal wooden base.   The flag is not vintage but I did my best to make it blend with the age of the dress.    Her crown is heavy cardstock and covered with real silver glitter.    Her hair is wool roving.   She is painted with artist acrylics and aged with walnut ink. (Again, dress was not aged by me. Child's play and time made it this way and I love love love it!)

Hope you enjoy! She is available in my Etsy shop.