The Month Sisters: February

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.img_7825

 

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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