The kind of girl that stays in your head, that you can't fathom letting go. Ivy is like that. I have dreamed about making a doll with her hair and her skin colour for what seems ages, and I finally grabbed the fibre and turned it into her. And I love the result, and I therefore LOVE Ivy.
What I do not love so much about her, is the stubborn streak she was born with. Well, in her defence, I have never worked with that colour of skin fabric and I made a very poor choice when knitting her silk shawl. The pink I selected, which would have looked beautiful on any other doll, just did her no justice. I can't allow that, Ivy needed something that would make her face shine with the radiance she carries inside her eyes, so I knit her a lacy cowl. It's a bit big but she likes it, and I saw her wear it on her head too. She is silly like that. We borrowed our favourite antique batiste dress and took her out for a quick photo shoot.
So since life threw me a curve ball, and I had to scratch the attire in mind, I am now sewing new clothes for her. No matter, they look so much better on her anyways. Ivy is a 20" tall figlette and she will be sold via auction on Sunday July 27th. Details to come. I will post quick snap shots of her over the weekend on facebook, if you want to drop by and have a little visit. Off to make her boots!.