Well, the dolls got more than they bargained for when they made the trip to Colorado in November. One day of lovely weather for the first batch of pictures, and then we got dumped with a whole bunch of snow the next. Well, don’t worry, with the sun out shining today it was actually quite a bit warmer than it looks…
…though poor Sumalee, the Thai visitor, really was quite unprepared for the cold. Her name means “Flower” I am told, and she is dressed just like one. Her outfit came out so, so lovely, I think. She is wearing a pretty necklace that actually can be shared with her new mama. 16″ doll
We also have some more pictures of Gita today. Gita is a 16″ Indian girl. She comes with a darling barrette, as well as a little coin purse on her wrist.
Next up is Ali, a 16″ Afghan boy. His hat and vest are just amazing, so detailed and colorful.
And, finally, Sonia, another doll from India, this time a 12″ one. Her name means golden, and I absolutely couldn’t resist giving her this beautiful hand spun hair with gold colored strands throughout. It is one of the prettiest handspun yarns I have ever used, I think, and certainly causes Sonia to live up to her name.
Well, there you have it, the final dolls in the Asian collection. They will be on Etsy tomorrow (Friday), time to be announced. Let me also post the prices here, too. As I am sure you can imagine, these dolls all took significantly more work than the ones I normally do, as well, the materials, which hail from all around the world, cost quite a bit more than I usually use. Between the planning, pattern drafting, dyeing, photos and material cost naturally the dolls are priced higher than normal. And, this is the reason why I am able to make special edition dolls from time to time. I’m sure you can understand, but I thought I would explain it none the less.
16″ dolls (Eun, Fuyuki, Nuha, Gita, Sumalee and Ali) are $270
12″ doll (Sonia) $200
9″ (Keiko) $165