Friday, May 4, 2012

Avalon, my new flapper girl

This is Avalon! She is very vintage looking with her shabby dress and Roaring Twenties hat! I love using the habotai silk for my dolls' dresses. It is so light weight, perfect for dressing small bodies. It also takes the coffee dye very well.

I know that a lot of artists are doing realistic eyes on their dolls, using lenses that let light pass through. If I am not using onyx beads for a spooky look, I paint my dolls' eyes because they fit my antique, vintage style better. Avalon has beautiful, shiny, brown eyes!

Hinge jointing these vintage dolls makes them a little more fun. You can slouch them, position their arms,and they can even stand with support, although they are much safer in their sitting position.

I used some lace taken from an antique collar to embellish her hat. I have become a lace collector! You can never have too much to choose from.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We are looking forward to some sun, for a change. "May Gray" has been hanging around in southern California.

If you have time, please check out Avalon's auction on Ebay. She is waiting to be cherished once again.........


Lucie Carroll said...

She's stunning!

Sue Anne said...

Thanks so much Lucie! She's going to her new home in Russia!