Friday, August 13, 2010

Finally Mignon!

My sweet darling Mignon that I have been working on for weeks is finally done and I love her! I had no idea how hard making her little clothes was going to be, never mind the crochet accessories. I knew I wanted her in the "Prim" style, but nothing historically accurate as that is just a little more pressure than I care to get into.

It was quite the adventure learning to make her face and shoulders with different kinds of paper mache, then designing the little body and stuffing it, attaching it to the shoulders, painting, then crackling. I was not happy with the hair I had gotten at Michael's and couldn't afford to order anything special (mohair) so I came up with the idea of twisting paper toweling with white glue and voila! Hair! All in all it was fun and exciting to see her take shape and I am ever so anxious to do another few in the coming months. Maybe a couple of Halloween witches for fun.


14 comments:

  1. She's beautiful. You must be so proud.

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  2. Tina your little Mignon is absolutely adorable...you are so clever and creative. I just adore your work.

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  3. Oh Tina, she is absolutely exquisite!! I admire people like you who have the talent to make something so beautiful!! Does she have a name?

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  4. She is indeed beautiful...you are a very talented lady!

    Bellaboo :o)

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  5. Tina!!! she is such a charming beauty wiht a sparkling soul..she turned out fabulous! yay!

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  6. She is lovely! well done :O)

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  7. Eek! She is adorable - the most beautiful, soulful face I have ever seen on a doll - it makes you wonder what has happened to her in her short life? Tina, she is beautiful - I just love how earnestly hopeful she looks - at least, that's how she looks to me. Love her!

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  8. Oh, Tina, she is lovely! I have played around a little with paper mache, but nothing this amazing! She's wonderful!!!
    :)
    Zuzu

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  9. Tina, she's beautiful. Are you going to submit her to the Somerset dolls magazine? Oh, do!
    Hugs, Diane

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  10. What a fine lady. You should be so pleased and proud. great job!

    Your solution to the hair issue was pure genius.

    Kudos to you!

    Suzan

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  11. You did a beautiful job! My mother was a doll maker and the little clothes can become pretty difficult. I love the face on yours! She's precious!

    Dulcy

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  12. Oh my God! She's perfect. You are very talented. I always have problms with faces. Treasure her. Her name is perfect too.

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  13. Oh she is wonderful! I love her face, and her lovely clothing, especially her shawl. You did a beautiful job creating her.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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Tina xo