I have finally finished Carlotta's blanket. While it is not a perfectly pieced item of coverage, it is pretty and it's just the perfect coverlet for her. It has all the colours that Carlotta so loves: pink, mustard, yellow, brown, a little bit of mauve, and of course stripes.
It is a handy spot to sit on, a patchy friend to snuggle, an item of warmth. It is not heavy, only slightly filled with wool, and tied with pink thread in the right spots. Her pillow is just her size as well, with a little button to hold the wool down, and a fluttered edge to add to her girly inclinations.
The weather is hot and especially muggy these days, so we cannot hold it against her if she decides to spend the majority of her time in her cotton underwear. My dolls' underwear has a longer back to allow for the bum to be fully covered, even when they bend or try to climb a chair. Undies also have elastic on waist and legs because comfort is top priority when I design their clothes. Since Miss Carlotta turned out to be quite the girly girl, I also sewed a pink ribbon bow. Just so.
I normally do not use the same fabrics through out the dolls' clothing, however Carlotta insisted she wanted Lecien stripes on everything. From her blouse and pants, to her nightgown, blanket and pillow. Well, I don't think it overpowers the whole thing and since she is the one who has to wear it all I just obeyed her commands.
Miss Carlotta is therefore ready to find a family to belong to. She is a 16" Figlette (funny how that happens, now I make figlettes in three sizes...dear lord!) made with cotton and wool stuffing. Her hair is mohair yarn attached to a cap sewn to her head and her face is embroidered. She comes with all items pictured: a yellow gingham blouse with front bib, buttons and ric rac plus matching long bloomers; a nightgown made with a bamboo/cotton blend with raglan sleeves; a pair of linen/cotton maryjanes that close with pink buttons; a set of bedding consisting of a triangle patchwork blanket, stuffed with wool and hand-tied, backed with cotton chambray (some triangles are made of linen, the rest are cotton) plus her little pillow, also stuffed with wool. And her cute undies trimmed with a ribbon bow.
If you would like to bring Carlotta home her price is $445 USD plus postage charges.
The form has been deleted and Carlotta has found a home!!
Thank you to all of you that submitted a comment to bring Carlotta into your home. She is very happy to go to her new home soon, and start her wee adventures by the hand of her new family. Good night everybody!.