I wanted to share with you a cute little pair of "Our Fairy" type bisque dolls that I have been working on. They are just a bundle of sweetness!!!
When I purchased these little dolls someone had painted their feet and areas on their bodies with gold paint!! After I cleaned them up some little black shoes and blue socks appeared from under that old gold paint. Perhaps a child had painted them....I am not sure but after I cleaned them up they were so adorable I decided to make them some new outfits. They are copies of the German all bisque little doll named Our Fairy which is so popular with collectors and stand approx. 5" and 5 1/2" tall.
I named this doll Violet.
She is the smaller one of the two and is marked on her back "Nippon"
I used a pale lavender batiste for the dress
and overlayed a piece of antique lace on top of it.
These little dolls are a nice way to use small pieces of beautiful lace to really show it off. I then added some silk ribbon flowers on her dress and made her a little flower head band. I think these dolls are adorable!
The second little doll I named "Daisy"
With her blonde hair and little blue eyes she just looked like a Daisy to me! ;-)
She is unmarked.
Her dress was also made with pale yellow batiste and overlayed with antique laces.
Both these dresses were hand stitched. I have found that stitching these dresses by hand as much as possible is the best way to go. I then found some vintage daisy motifs that were added here and there on her dress along with tiny 1/8" blue and yellow silk ribbons to accent her dress.
Hope you enjoyed meeting Daisy and Violet!!!