Monday, 4 June 2012

She's Finished!

Well here we are about two and a half months later with the finished doll. I'm so pleased with her; probably one of the most satisfying things I've ever made because it was a real sewing challenge.  For me, the two most difficult things were drawing the face (you can see a previous post about that) and turning the hands right side out.  Those little fingers are way too narrow to manage unassisted and I ended up using one of the medical instruments from work to help me turn them!  She's actually about 45 cm in height and that's with her legs crossed. She has definite character and I find I'm already talking to her!  All I have to do now is choose a name.......                    (You can click on the image for a more detailed view).


21 comments:

herminesplace said...

You did a fantasyic job here. Love her, she totally awesome

sam21ski said...

WOW xxx

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your elf is gorgeous! She definitely needs a nature name. Beautiful, beautiful! I think you are an extremely talented doll maker. It doesn't matter if it was hard; you will learn how to make it easier so make more, more, more...please!

Heather said...

No wonder you are pleased with her Carol - she's amazing and so beautifully made. She'll need quite an exotic name I think - maybe a mystical one. I'm not really a doll person, but this one I love!

Chris said...

Wow, Carol! This is totally adorable! I love her.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful Elfina, such tiny hands and feet, she is gorgeous and am glad you have someone to talk to now..............Hugs Annette x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooo hooo, well done Carol! Great final effect, I love her! No idea what name would suit her best, though... ;)).

Jan said...

This is just totally fabulous Carol. All your hard work has certainly paid off. You have every right to be proud and pleased with her. Fantastic x

Suzanne C said...

That is so impressive! Brilliant design and so lovely!

Artyjen said...

A wonderful and magical thing of beauty ;)
xoxo Sioux

karen said...

oh she's wonderful!!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

She is fantastic Carol. Such life like feet & love her hair!
She needs a name, any ideas?

Karin said...

She's fabulous, Carol!
Well done for turning out such a beautiful elf doll. Her hair is gorgeous and I hate to think what sort of tool you might have used on her fingers. lol

hazel said...

I love, love, love her - she's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Rosie said...

Her name is Willow the Wisp, and you can tell by her smile that she's very pleased to be living with you. Absolutely stunning work, I'm simply amazed at the work that must have gone into it.

Audrey said...

Carol she is so cool and funky - well done getting her finished x

Neet said...

Oh My Goodness! She is fabulous and you have every right to be proud. What a fantastic doll, not surprised you talk to her.
Fantastic!

Hugs, Neet xx

Marilyn Rock said...

I adore her! Fantastic and you should feel so proud of this - she's awesome!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh wow! She's absolutely stunning Carol. Well done you!

Cath Wilson said...

Oh wow, Carol! She's brilliant - I really love her. The hands, the crossed legs, the ears... all the bits go together so well to make something decidedly quirky and I love it x

Adrienne W said...

She's a credit to you and your talents!
Such a unique elfina :)