I do like completing a batch of something.
Some bits of a batch can be boring. Like stuffing.
But making Liberty fabric dolls is never dull for long, because bit by bit and detail by detail, each one becomes an individual.
It reminds me of that Michelangelo quote – “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. Not, I hasten to add, because I think I am comparable to Michelangelo.
It’s just because I’m not really conscious of making decisions about how a doll will look whilst I’m actually making it, other than selecting the fabrics. The finished doll just sort of evolves.
Of this new gang I particularly like the red checked boy, on account, mainly, of his breeches.
It is a bold personality who can look totally at ease in floral trousers, but he manages it with aplomb.
I added a bit of embroidery, as I thought he was probably not the type to wear something as ordinary as a plain brown belt.
I also had fun styling different types of boots.
Mostly they are wearing lace-ups of assorted varieties. Though not for red-check-boy, who sports a more piratical style…
But my favourite thing of all are the bloomers.
I quite fancy a pair myself, truth be told. In flannel. I’m sure they’d be nice and cosy during the winter.
Give me bloomers over briefs any day. ♥