Wednesday, 25 November 2009

upcycled linen napkin doll



These slender feet belong to a little doll I have just finished for my good friend Julia. She is made from old linen napkins, including a lovely embroidered one for her bodice.




I gave her frilly pantaloons so as not to lose the nice green edging. The buttons are vintage too, in face the only new bit is the silk dupion for her hair. a bargain from a recent shopping trip!



She turned our really elegant, don't you think? I love all her different textures, she was a little hard to wrap up and post, and I had to grit my teeth and say 'no' when the post office man asked me if there was anything of value in the parcel. Glad to bring a smile to a good friend, she arrived safe and will, I'm sure, be loved.

5 comments:

saganaga said...

how clever are you ! this is gorgeous !!!

Anonymous said...

you are brillant. Very gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will love it.
kirsten

anamama said...

Beautiful. I love the textures too. It's a great way to recycle vintage and linen material. Lucky Julia.

Cele said...

Oh she is so beautiful :)
The embroidery on her body is beautiful.

LaWoodstock said...

this is so sweet, I like it very much!
You're talented!