Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Today I dusted off the needles and made a doll for my friend's daughter. It is for her birthday this Saturday (Autumn baby).

It's been a few months since I'd done some stabbing!... After a quite a few hours (including tea breaks & cuddle breaks), here she is - Autumn Maiden. I finished her this afternoon. Funny, this doll ended up being taller and thinner than the other dolls I have made. The bark of the tree is made with different coloured brown wool and a little bit of mulberry silk which doesn't show up in the photo. I was inspired by crab apple tree outside the window with all the different coloured leaves on it. Even the doll's hair has Autumn colours on it (which also doesn't show up too well in the photo).

I hope she likes it. I'm sure she will - she is a sweet little girl. I love giving hand made gifts and knowing that in the home they're going to they will be loved.

Katie was off school today so Lou and her were playing together most of the day. That's how I got the doll finished in one afternoon (LOL).........

17 comments:

Amber said...

Oh as always she is just perfect. I love autumn and she is such the perfect picture for this special season...xx

Lynne said...

Very cute - I'm sure she will be well loved.

PS Nice to see you last Saturday.

Appleshoe said...

She's lovely. Did you also make the picture of the rainbow in the back? I love it.

Naturalearthfarm said...

What a beautiful autumn doll. I am always in awe to think of it as the opposite season on the other side of the world.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Nicole Benjamin said...

She is so beautiful, I love the tree!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

She is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog, glad to have now found you, looking forward to visiting again...
Happy new season to you!

Redbeet Mama said...

What a lucky little girl!

Happy Autumn!

Nicole

karisma said...

Oh she is lovely! I also love hand made gifts, they are so much more personal!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

she is beautiful!

Jenn said...

lovely,,,love lou's eggs too

Mette aka mettuska said...

She is so beauful! You are very talented!

willow and moo said...

She is stunning!

Cloudia said...

Creative!





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Leanne said...

I'm sure she will be very loved...she is gorgeous!

Suse said...

She's beautiful. I would like to try needle felting but really, I need another hobby like a hole in the head so I'll just admire yours.

messyfish said...

Beautiful doll! We have so much in common! Got to luv the net hey!!

Melissa said...

This is just gorgeous! I'm so grateful to have found your blog and am loving looking through it:) It's always great to discover another OZ mama of like mind xxx