Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Exchange

Each Christmas our doll club, The Guilded Lilies draws names to create gift dolls at our party.  The party is tonight, first dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then to our party barn for the gift exchange.

My Doll... I am leaving naming her to her new owner so I just call her Doll, is seated in a wooden chair that I hand painted.  She wears a silk chemise, cotton skirt and cotton over skirt embellished with embroidery stitches and beadwork.  She wears a peyote bead bracelet to match.  The colors are the favorites of the recipient, so hopefully she'll be pleased.

What you can't see is Doll's hair.  It's pulled back into 2 long ribbon braids at the center back and is 8 inches long on her 12 inch body.  The hair is long, wefted mohair so can be combed and restyled and her clothing can be removed to redress her for my friend loves costuming and "doing hair."