The picture is a little blurry, but I’ve been experimenting with a different way to do the face. I used inspiration from two of my favourite doll makers Evergreen and Posie & Pudge. I emphasised the features more when I was felting and used the pulled thread on the under layer as well as on the top layer. And now for the eyes…..
Her shoes are finished and new laces put in and Matilda is now ready for a new home ie. up for sale! Go find her on my Etsy shop.
Matilda needed some socks, so using some very fluffy wool, mohair I think, I’m knitting a pair. Using the pattern I brought from Christina’s shop on Etsy – which has got a cardigan, a jumper two styles of hats and these lovely little socks. They are easy to make and they finish the look off nicely
I’ve learnt how to insert eyelets, however there were only 10 in the packet I got so Matilda has one shoe with six eyelets and one with four. I don’t have any proper laces yet so used some wool. Red laces and eyelets are on order….to be completed
I’ve been toying with different designs of boots for Matilda. I’ve tried to crochet them, but so far I’m not too good at that. Then I looked at various patterns on line and eventually found a free one at Patternbee. I’ve made it up in calico and it fitted nicely, then I tried to narrow hem the seams with my over-locker, however this didn’t work. Looking in more detail at Evergreen Baby’s beautiful little boots I’ve got more of and idea. The version pictured is attempt number two….soon to become attempt three