Friday, May 31, 2013

Another new and very tiny Old Pretender

Hello everyone...We had such a huge response to the tiny doll we just posted recently and so many requests for another so here she is. I love this one, and her wonderful face and expression, all on a face smaller than a grape, also at 5 inches tall exactly (just under 13cm).
I almost dressed her in a 18th century silk floral dress fabric but changed my mind and decided to dress her in a very simple early cotton which I had dressed one of my all time favourite dolls in years ago. Its funny, this ones deceptively simple dress with my signature stomacher took 3 times as long for me to dress compared to the other one. She has one of my perfect fitting, but so tiny lace up the back fully shaped stomacher / corsets (SO hard to make in this size) on this little one that is identical to the stomachers I make for some of our medium and large dolls and fits her like a second skin. I was so pleased when I completed it. Plus she has fabulous tiny shoes if I say so myself.
We both love our dolls that we dress in the more simple early fabrics.
Hope everyone enjoys her photos.
David & Paul




Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Elegant and aristocratic new Old Pretender for Spring

I could not be more pleased with our newest doll. She is so elegant and as photogenic as they come and indistinguishable from a antique of her early 18th century period. Her dress fabric is so rare as well and like a spring time garden. It is from a dress panel we were lucky to acquire of hand embroidered 1720 court dress silk, the perfect match for this doll based on a antique of the same date. The fabric is absolutely exquisite and compliments this fine lady to a tee we think. I would have loved to see the original 1720 court dress that this amazing panel came from.
In person, she looks as though she could speak to you and what soul she has as she came to life for me as I put the finishing touches on her. Can you see her strolling through a spring or summer garden?
Hope everyone enjoys her photos.
Best Wishes; David