Snow White and Rose Red is a lovely, lesser-known fairy tale. I had already made a pair of Snow White and Rose Red peg dolls, but I wasn’t completely satisfied. Here are the new dolls, with Rose Red on the left and Snow White on the right.
Both dolls have acorn caps, small brown capes, and long wavy hair worn loose. Rose Red has dark brown hair and eyes, and her dress is made from red flower petals. Snow White has blue-green eyes and very light blond hair. Her skin is paler than her sister’s. Pegs are 2″.
The Snow Queen is my favorite of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales. In this story, Gerda goes on a long and dangerous journey to save her dear friend Kay from his imprisonment in the Snow Queen’s icy palace. Gerda and Kay are children. Other than that, I’m not sure what Gerda is supposed to look like, because her appearance is irrelevant to the story. Let me repeat that: This is a fairy tale where the female protagonist’s physical appearance doesn’t matter. Hooray.
I decided to give Gerda light brown, looped braids (a new peg doll hair style), an acorn cap, a white and red dress with red laces (to go with the red shoes that she was wearing before she threw them into the river), and a small brown cape. Kay has a little bit of black hair peeking under his acorn cap. His body is painted blue-grey, and he wears a burgundy scarf.
The Snow Queen herself was great fun to make. Her dress is made of white flower petals with an overlay of iridescent organza, trimmed with silver at the collar. She has a white felt cape. Her skin is snow white, her eyes are icy blue, and her hair is made of white shiny yarn. She wears a tiara made of tiny beads.
Snow White has very light skin, black hair, and red lips. Her eyes are bright blue. She wears an acorn cap, and pink and cream flower petal dress with red laces in the front.
This is the last of the Month Sisters series. December has two black braids and black eyes. Her body is painted red, and she wears an overdress of a white flower petals. She has a dark green felt hat, with a silver-colored bead on the end.
November has orange-red hair, brown eyes, and freckles. Her hat is a spiky acorn cap. Her dress is made from cream-colored flower petals and brown fall leaves. She wears a scarf made from brown felt.
July has dark blond hair worn in two braids, light brown skin, and black eyes. She has a large blue blossom worn as a hat, and her dress is made from purple flower petals, with a layer of green leaves underneath. Peg is 2″.
April has dark brown braids (with some subtle reddish highlights), dark skin, and brown eyes. She wears a yellow and orange narcissus blossom on her head. Her body is painted light green, and she has small leaves around the collar.
September is one of my favorites of the months of the year series. This doll has very long black hair worn in two low side ponytails, large black eyes, and brown skin. She wears an acorn cap. Her dress is made of yellow-to-brown chrysanthemum petals underneath a layer of larger purplish petals. Underneath the dress, her body is painted purple. Peg is 2″.
August has golden blond hair, worn long and loose, and grey eyes. Her hat is made from a leaf, and her dress is made from purple chrysanthemum petals. Peg is 2″.
This is a new favorite of mine. The February doll is wearing a brown felt hooded cape (the first successful hooded cape I’ve made). Her dress is made from petals that are white with a blush of pink. She has very light skin, light blue eyes, and cotton candy colored pink hair, made from embroidery floss. You just get a glimpse of the hair peeking out from under the hood. (The hood is not removable; it’s glued in place.) The peg is 2″.
Below, she is pictured with two of the other Month Sisters. From left to right: January, February, March.