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« on: February 25, 2013 07:52:39 AM »

I made this doll in preparation for the Junker Jane style doll swap, but I couldn't send her away. I get far too attached to things that are my "firsts." Of course then I tried to remake her for my partner, and her twin sister Victoire turned out horrendously!

Maxine is made entirely out of remaindered fabric and supplies I already had lying around. I had a victorian inspiration in mind, but sort of just went with it. I am super proud of her, and love the way she turned out!

Here she is sitting up against a pillow, being such a sassy lady...



...spread out in all her glory. (Yes, her arms and legs are just that long! What a betty-spaghetti she is!)



And a close up of her face, because that's my favourite part!



I hope you like her! C&C always appreciated! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013 07:55:09 AM »

Well done!  That eye is perfection - I love all the details! 
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013 08:26:43 AM »

She is really wonderful! I can see why you couldn't part with her.  The face is fantastic, the eye of course with the lid and lashes and the bit of zipper, but I think her mouth gives her so much expression, and the beauty-mark button is a great touch!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 08:30:25 AM »

Thank you both! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 08:55:33 AM »

I love how you did her face--the eyes are especially detailed and nice!

Love the beauty mark as well   Cheesy

I think you might have found your own niche...you seem to do well with the Victorian theme!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013 10:05:34 AM »

I love how you did her face--the eyes are especially detailed and nice!

Love the beauty mark as well   Cheesy

I think you might have found your own niche...you seem to do well with the Victorian theme!

Thank you! Smiley This is such a wonderful compliment, alwaysinmyroom!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013 12:08:18 PM »

So wonderful! I picture her having a husky British accent, asking for a martini. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013 12:34:01 PM »

Oh, I can't see anything I don't like about her!!
She is gracious, haughty (translated that, hope I did it right) and classy looking.
Love, love her eyelid and super long lashses! Her face with the lace and her lips... AWESOME! Shocked


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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013 01:04:35 PM »

So wonderful! I picture her having a husky British accent, asking for a martini. Cheesy

hahahaha I can't, but this comment made me crack up. What a great description. Tongue I always imagined her as a Miss Havisham type character. old spinster or something.

Oh, I can't see anything I don't like about her!!
She is gracious, haughty (translated that, hope I did it right) and classy looking.
Love, love her eyelid and super long lashses! Her face with the lace and her lips... AWESOME! Shocked

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Thanks, wendiek!! And haughty is the PERFECT translation, fyi! Sort of up-tight, crotchety, and acts like she is too good for you. Thank you for all the nice words!
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013 09:12:48 AM »

She turned out so well!
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