Monday, February 18, 2013 Edith

We are still buried in snow here but things are getting better.   We are halfway through winter now and the days are getting longer and brighter.  With more day light, the massive snow in our area will hopefully melt faster and we will be on our way to spring. 

Recently, I was getting a doll out of a cabinet and saw this one pleading for attention.  I made her several years ago and call her my homage to Edith Flack Ackley. Her skirt is made with a panel from printed off images from items in my collection. Her petticoat is made of densely gathered crinoline netting. She is made from cotton Japanese crepe and has vintage Shetland wool hair.  I purchased her candlestick base at one of the Brimfield Shows as well as the vintage wool for her hair.

I never really shared her image very much. Sometimes her face appears at the top of my blog in a banner. There is always an issue of copycatting on the Internet and I wanted her to be special for a long time.  Selfishly, I wanted to just enjoy her myself.

The dolls are very neglected because I have been busy with other projects. I like to keep many of them away from light and also totally away from pets (including pet dander) and fireplace odors. But just in case you never saw this, this is one of the doll cabinets.  It's time to tidy the cabinets  because I  tend to make a mess when I take them out to show and don't put them back with care.

Monday, Monday and much to do!  Still making a little drawing every day and sometimes more.  It has been fun...lots of spring drawings  to show you in the future.  Here is one for you for Monday...inspired by Zephyr, our rescue cat who is  crazy funny girl.

Happy Monday!

As always,

enjoy the day!


Simply Shelley said...

Your doll is wonderful,and so is the cabinet....wish I could have a closer look in there :) Do have a blessed week friend.

Flutterby Patch said...

I love your sweet Edith doll. What a lovely idea putting pictures round the skirt, I'd never have thought of that. I've been doing some sketching myself lately and just got some watercolour pencils which I love using. Love to all the dollies in your cabinet from my unruly mob in England. Eli x

Dawn said...

She has a lovely face and hair in addition to the unique skirt.

Like Shelley, I would love to get a closer look at the doll cabinet. Are those Seminole dolls on the top shelf? Maybe you could take a photo of each shelf,pretty please? I like seeing where dolls live.

Beth said...

I am seriously in love with your doll cabinet, Helen! So many lovely dolls, each with their own story to tell. Like Edith :-) Thank you for sharing.


vivian said...

I have to add your blog to my side bar so I get notified when you post something! I love dolls, looks like you have quite a collection!
have a great day Helen. Im glad you liked my kitty post. they really are special! (still no sign of that mouse though!)

paris parfait said...

What an amazing collection of dolls you have and Edith in particular is very special.