My three princesses.

Three princesses, by Fig&me

I know it's all a bit selfish to take so bloody long to finish the dolls. But in my defence, they were going to be of royal blood, wear tiaras and fancy nightgowns. Well, you can see that didn't pan out at all. The winter whites, and the rusty browns, and the copper and gold and silver were exchanged for musty florals, muted pinks, tender mints and browns dusted with old rose. I say it all the time I know, these dolls really know what they want. 

Helena and Marushka enjoying the morning, by Fig&me

Inquisitive Marushka, by Fig&me

Little Etheldred, watching the birds. By Fig&me

Little Etheldred, watching the birds. By Fig&me

Then we all decided princesses do not need to wear fussy nightgowns, or all gold and silver. They can be princesses of the people, and be royal "on the inside" said Etheldred. I guess they wanted more practical clothes to play around than my shoddy visions of tulle and ribbon. I still think I want to make a "fussy" princess so we will see who laughs in the end. Ha!.

It must be that the last few weeks the winter blues got to me, and I started dreaming of english gardens. So they embody those visions of enjoying clotted cream and alexanders, of cutting flowers and doing afternoon tea. I hope one of them speaks to you and you open the doors of your home wide and happy to welcome one of these little trouble makers. 

Helena and her very royal stripes, by Fig&me.

Helena in the snow, by Fig&me

We will start with Helena, the eldest. She is an 18" tall figlette, with new sculpting details: a needle felted face, knees, belly button and butt cheeks (giggle!). She is softly stuffed in arms and legs, but with a quite firm torso. I wanted her to feel very tender in your arms and be ready for hugs. She has suri alpaca locks for hair, which I wefted myself. She is wearing a linen long dress with attached apron trimmed in lace, long puffed sleeves with elastic on wrists for a cosy fit, a pair of linen bloomers with elastic on legs as well, jersey underwear, repurposed merino slouchy boots, a wool and tea-dyed cotton cape and a royally striped bonnet. Helena is very nice and all, but she absolutely hates her hair to be brushed. She is a doll created with an older child (6+) or an adult collector in mind. Her price is $625 USD plus postage charges.
**highly increased price is due to the needlefelting of her torso and face, plus added cost for the hair/wefting process, and multiple items of clothing.

Next up we have Marushka, the sweet middle child.

Marushka in the snow, by Fig&me.

Marushka is the quiet girl, the one that always shares her last piece of toast. She is very gentle and has the most incredibly nature and expression. She is an 18" figlette, with new sculpting details: a needle felted face, knees, belly button and butt cheeks (giggle!). She is softly stuffed in arms and legs, but with a quite firm torso. I wanted her to feel very tender in your arms and be ready for hugs. She has alpaca locks for hair, which I wefted myself. She is wearing a long Liberty of London (overdyed with tea) dress with attached bib, long puffed sleeves, a pair of vintage linen bloomers with elastic on legs as well, jersey underwear, repurposed merino boots, an alpaca/linen short sleeve cardigan with wooden buttons, and a stripey hat with handspun and different yarns in it. She is a doll created with an older child (6+) or an adult collector in mind. Her price is $625 USD plus postage charges. 
**highly increased price is due to the needlefelting of her torso and face, plus added cost for the hair/wefting process, and multiple items of clothing.

And finally we have the little stinker, Miss Etheldred. Oh boy, this one is trouble. You look at her and she is pure sweetness and then from a different angle she is pure mischief. Buyer beware!. 

She is an 18" figlette, with new sculpting details: a needle felted face, knees, belly button and butt cheeks (giggle!). She is softly stuffed in arms and legs, but with a quite firm torso. I wanted her to feel very tender in your arms and be ready for hugs. She has teeswater locks for hair, which I wefted and dyed myself. She is wearing a Liberty of London dress with long puffed sleeves and elastic on wrists for a cosy fit, a pair of repurposed trousers (hand knit vintage merino norwegian cardigan), jersey underwear, repurposed merino boots, a tea-dyed cotton reversible vest, and a handspun handknit pointy hat with a wooden button. She is a doll created with an older child (6+) or an adult collector in mind. Her price is $625 USD plus postage charges. 
**highly increased price is due to the needlefelting of her torso and face, plus added cost for the hair/wefting process, and multiple items of clothing.

Liberty of London dress, by Fig&me

Pretty Etheldred, by Fig&me

Etheldred and her smirk, by Fig&me

Long hair for Etheldred, by Fig&me

So if you would like to bring one of these three sisters, please fill the form below. All details will remain private and I will select a person at random to purchase each doll. The form will be live and open until 8 PM EST TONIGHT. Payment is due as soon as you receive your notification and invoice. You can only enter for ONE doll, and only if the doll is for yourself, not on behalf of others. 

—FORM HAS BEEN DELETED. All three dolls have been sold.

Thank you so much for all your  loving words in regards to these three ladies. Looking forward to a brand new year of beauty, play and dolls. Thanks again for coming to see my work and read my words.

Posted on January 28, 2014 and filed under dollmaking.