After a week of intense sculpting, my first girl is born! This is my very special Elizabeth, inspired by her dark-haired, starry-eyed namesake, Elizabeth Bennet! I am in love with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and have been looking for the perfect doll for my Victorian House. Returning empty-handed everytime, I decided to pull up my sleeves and make myself the perfect doll!
From her itsy bitsy toes to her tiny little nose, I love every inch of her! I have to thank Patricia Rose for her wonderful online tutorial on dollmaking. Instead of porcelain, I used Sculpey and acrylic paint.
The most daunting task for me was creating the hair. The doll hair I bought from the craft store came in one long curly strand of fiber. I am not much of a hair dresser which explains my short hair. But I must say, I am very proud of my Lizzy's hairdo! She has a bun which is circled by long braid. Her hair parts to the side, and a loose curl falls over her shoulder. To bring out the details, I used reddish brown highlight on her originally raven dark hair.
I still have to decide on her dress and ornaments. Have any suggestions?
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