Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's just the gypsy in my soul...

The Christmas ornament project was a big success at doll club. Everyone went home with a pretty ornament. If you attempt to make an ornament, you can use felt instead of batting, stickers for the faces, any number of other things. My design was just a jumping off point. Let me know if you make any!

Well...this Edith Flack Ackley pattern gypsy doll came home with me from the meeting. I purchased her from a friend who is always on the look out for me. (Thank you, Jane!)

In a decade of collecting and studying EFA pattern dolls, this is the first time I have encountered one with teeth embroidered. And look at that penguin dress! That fabric is wonderful! She has a few flaws...a piece missing from her scarf...but, all in all, I really like her and am am quite happy to have her in my collection. It is the "Mommy made" dolls that I love the most. In fact, it was an EFA pattern gypsy that got me started collecting.

On a different note, I sold a lot of my latest creations so I must start working again. At the moment, I have tendinitis in my wrist so I am going to have to wait a few days before proceeding. Hmmm...I might have to do housework instead. That is not as much fun!

As always,

enjoy the day!


April said...

AUGH!!! Do not waste your Wrist on housework!!!! Save it for the Important stuff!
Love your new Gypsy Woman!!! And a Penguin dress- YOUR FAVORITES!!!!

Aimee Jeffries said...

She's beautiful! I just found your blog, a little hop and skip from EFA group, to Flickr (so many amazing pics, I'll be drooling there for awhile!)Other projects keep me from starting a little EFA, have her pattern all cut out, she's so patient :)