Mikaela is an 18-inch all-cloth doll. She's holding a wee 7-inch cloth doll. I felt she needed a little friend. You'll find her pattern on my website under Patterns.
This was a fun doll for me to create. I had a great time drawing and coloring the large eyes that are often found on the commercial ball-jointed dolls.
My version uses wooden beads that are hidden inside her limbs. This creates a smooth look, plus ease in movement of the arms and legs.
The pattern includes many step grey scale photo's along with drawn illustrations to help in the making of the doll. There is also a color close-up photo of her face to help you create the same look as I did.
As time goes on I'll be designing more clothing for Mikaela. The clothes in the pattern are all removable. I've decided to add her to my growing fashion doll patterns. One of my favorite things to do is design clothing. I can't design for myself, but I can for my dolls.
Stay tuned for more fashions.
The other newest item on my website is a rubber stamp for Queen Jorinda. As many of you know my stamps are pressed by Ready Stamps, a division of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. I love the fact that they are here in San Diego so I can go visit often.
This stamp comes from my other new pattern that is an art folder. Queen Jorinda is on the cover of the folder, but is also a scissor case. But, the rubber stamp can be used for anything you want. You'll find the stamp under Rubber Stamps on my website.
Hope the Summer has been good for all of you. We've had drop dead gorgeous weather here in San Diego. Maybe that is why I've been in the design mode.