In my last post about Abigail she just had a wire armature with cotton pom poms on her rear.
She has since been wrapped with cotton batting and as you can see what looked like exaggerated posture is now quite "normal" for the time period.
I also gave her some custom sculpted shoes with a strap and she will have more ornamentation added to them, once they are finished.
You can see the nice curve "sway" to her back. I plan to give her an Edwardian costume. I am thinking a Day Dress of some sort.
I am still considering the fabric and whether I will do a tiny print or separate blouse and skirt.
Hooray! For those of you who have been waiting, my miniature doll molds are back in stock. I just picked them up from my mold maker!
Fine quality miniature doll molds made by a master mold maker. They feature very fine seam lines and release very easily from the molds. Each mold is highly detailed and yields easy to paint castings. Each doll comes with a different set of arms and legs to mix and match. The hands on all dolls have nice separated fingers.
Thank you to everyone who inquired about purchasing the two lovely ladies. I have been gone for the day. Upon returning my mailbox was flooded with requests to purchase them. I chose the very first person who responded to the post/email.
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Okay, so Abagail (doll #4 as she was referred to yesterday), has always called to me. I agree with John that #4 was the way to go.
I took Morena's advice and decided to block out all of the other miniature ladies that are calling to me and concentrate on her alone. Even her arms were already decided from the very beginning and I handsculpted some 2 tone porcelain arms with white gloves and bare flesh shoulders. These may end up being covered up from above the elbow (or more).
I wanted to do a more "casually" dressed victorian or Edwardian lady, perhaps off to have tea or something. Even when these ladies were not going to a ball they still were so well dressed.
As you can see I am already positioning her. As I have mentioned in the past, this is a very imortant step in achieving a more lifelike doll rather than a stiff doll. Right now her sway in her ack looks exaggerated, but that is because her body hasn't been wrapped yet.
Here is another angle where you can see the sway in the back, the chest up, etc. She will get fancy shoes before she is costumed. Thank you for the emails letting me know your thoughts on my creative conundrum!
Have you ever been in a Creative Conundrum? I seem to have so many ideas and so many special, painted doll kits set aside to costume that I can't seem to decide which one to dress or which costume to do, etc. It must sound silly to some, but I always make 1 or 2, one of a kind ladies when I am working on my doll kit orders. I have 6 pretty gals just begging for me to costume them. I have been working on them for many months already just to get them to this point. Sigh, I don't know which little lady to create first. Alas, the poor dears have been banished to solitary confinement and can only dream of stepping out in a new world all dressed and ready for a new adventure. Does this ever happen to anyone? You have the most wonderful doll, fabrics, etc. but just can't seem to settle on what to do with her? Arrrgh! It will be fun to see which lady wins! I think #4 from the left is calling out to me. Her name is Abigail. Stay tuned.....
I am happy to report that I met with my mold maker yesterday and my molds are
now in production. It should be another 1 - 1/2 weeks and they will be in
stock. If you placed a paid pre order your molds will go out first. I ordered
a few exra sets but I am sure they will go fast. If you want any molds, you can
place a pre-order on the Miniature Doll Molds
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