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« on: July 01, 2011 12:37:10 PM »

~Little Lilly~

This here child was once dear sweet Little Lilly-
She was ever so cute, always acting silly.
But unfortunately playing games and making jokes,
Eventually only lead to what made her croak.
While sitting down for their afternoon tea,
Little Lilly and her mother were visited by a bee.
Instead of using etiquette and keeping a proper stance,
Little Lilly jumped up and started to dance.
Flailing around wildly and throwing cucumber sandwiches,
She caught her dress and ripped out her stitches.
Her skirt now unraveling and a bee fluttering madly,
Little Lily started getting stung and her dress was torn badly.
Finally just when she had lost the bee,
And just as she thought she was finally free,
She went to run back but her dress was so torn up,
Little Lilly tripped on a tear and drowned in her tea cup.

















You have probably seen lazy.jane and craftewoman's Victorian ghost dolls. (They are AMAZING if you have not!) I have been kind of uninspired lately and wanted to make something that was more of a challenge and something new. I fell in love with the ghost dolls and knew I needed to try my own hand at it!

So, this is my first real doll. I started her at midnight last night and finished her at 8:00 this morning (with a few pizza and Doctor Who breaks  Smiley ). She has some flaws and mistakes but I am so incredibly proud of her. I never thought I would be capable of making something like this and for my first ever attempt at a doll, I think she is pretty good! Plus, I drafted the pattern myself and actually drew it out and saved it! (I normally just cut out pieces and just sew until it works). Not to mention the fact that I made her on a sewing machine I had never used ever before and I figured it all out by myself!

Her actual design was inspired by the dolls of Craftewoman and Lesley Jane dolls- the technique and Victorian Ghost Idea that is. They both have amazing dolls along the same lines, and I owe them both for total inspiration! And then I was inspired because of the fact that I have ALWAYS LOVED reading Victorian ghost stories in the summer. And then her style and poem was inspired by my love for Tim Burton and Edward Gorey. I wrote the poem myself and plan to do an entire series.

I know I have so much more to learn and a ways to go, but like I said, I am darn proud I accomplished this on my first try. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011 12:42:46 PM »

Awww she is absolutely BOOtiful!!! she is totally adorable, i love her expression she has on her cute lil face!!! Awesome Job on Lilly!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011 12:46:31 PM »

Thank you so much! I like that term for her: "BOOtiful." tee-hee Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011 12:50:33 PM »

She is adorable! I love the textures you used in her gown and hair. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011 12:53:00 PM »

Thank you! The dress was hard to sew with all the layers, but now I have a feeling I will be collect lace, doilys, and ribbons for more!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011 01:49:36 PM »

Beautiful! I love her sad little face, and her striped stockings are too cute!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011 01:51:30 PM »

Thank you! I love striped stockings and put them on myself and everything I make. lol
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011 02:21:00 PM »

Heavens above, she is fantastic!!! Who needs a pattern when you can draft them up yourself so brilliantly.

Where to start?! I love her hair and her dress and just whole little cute package that she is. Lace and doilies and chiffon and white things are so much fun to layer up, aren't they?!

I hope that you are extemely proud of yourself Missy, that is another wonderful creation and I'm sure its going to be an inspiration to lots of people...Craftster is going to be taken over by ghosts soon, heehee!!

I love her, she's a little work of art xx
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011 02:28:05 PM »

Aw, thank you lazy.jane! I was waiting and holding my breath to see your reaction and what you thought since you were so much influence on me. You seriously are one of my heroes and without you and craftewoman, I never would have had the courage to try something like this! So thank you so much! Your kinds words mean the world to me!

And yes, I am already stashing up on supplies. I was given tons of bright tulle and ribbons today and I just bought green material so I think I will try and make a cute zombie tonight. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011 02:40:49 PM »

I can't believe you did this on your first try! She looks so lovely! I love her expression, her dress, the little bee, and I adore the poem you wrote to go with her. I can't wait to see more of the series! Wisted!
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