Layered flower hat, dark pink petal dress

img_7749I have tried a new style of hat for this doll. She has a layer of petals from a faux chrysanthemum-style flower on her head, with a smaller, intact blossom on top of that. I’m pleased with the way the hat turned out. She also wears a slim dark pink petal dress. She has eyes that are so dark they’re almost black, peach colored skin, and a long black braid in the back. The peg is 2″.

 

The Month Sisters: January

img_7739img_7743Previously, I made peg dolls representing March, May, and October. January was next on my list. I initially envisioned a doll with very pale skin, blue eyes, and white hair, but I later decided that I would make her coloring warmer, instead of icy pale. So this doll has brown eyes, rosy cheeks, and a darker peach skin tone than I had originally planned. The brown tones are evocative of the bare branches and tree trunks of winter. Her hair is white, but I chose not to use my iciest white yarn and went with a warmer white instead. She wears a white felt hat and matching cape, with a white and blue petal dress peeking out from underneath. I am pleased with the overall look. The peg is 2″.

Mother and daughter gnomes with brown felt hats

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The mother wears a dark burgundy petal dress, a dark brown felt shawl and hat, and a white petal apron. She has a bright blue eyes and long grey braids with white highlights. The yarn was a thrift store find, and it seems to be hand spun. The daughter’s dress is made from white petals with a faith blush of pink. She wears a matching light brown hat and shawl. She has platinum blond hair, in two braids, blue eyes, freckles, and a bit of a suntan, compared with her mother’s very pale skin. The pegs are 2″ and 1-11/16″, respectively.

Colorful felt hats and flower dresses

These best friends are 1-11/16″ tall (excluding hats). The doll on the left has black braids, black eyes, and a dark complexion. She wears a pink and white petal dress. Her pointed felt hat is bright pink, and has an amber-colored bead on the end. The doll on the right is fair skinned, with brown eyes and dark blond hair in two braids. She has a purple flower dress and a small darker purple felt shawl. The pointed felt hat matches the shawl, and it has a silver bead on the end.
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The Month Sisters: March

This is March, the second doll I’ve made in the Month Sisters series. She has long brown braids (made from wonderful hand-spun yarn I found at the thrift store) and green eyes. Her hat is a forsythia blossom, her dress is made from light green and yellow petals, and she wears a small shawl made from dark brown felt. The peg is 2″ tall.

The Month Sisters: October

I am excited about a new series I’m calling “The Month Sisters.” It is inspired by the Slavic folktale about the Month Brothers, twelve men representing the months of the year whose magic powers come to the aid of a poor mistreated girl. (I grew up with this version. My month people will be sisters instead of brothers.

This is October. She has a chrysanthemum hat (or is it her hair?) and brown eyes. Her orange dress is painted on, with an overlay of autumn leaves. She is made from a 2″ tall peg.