Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Primitive Folk Art Harvest Pumpkin Doll

Hi there. . .Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my handmades . . .* Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Girl *
. . . and her bountiful harvest . . .

She is sewn from aged muslin and measures 24 inches from her hat to her shoes.....h er arms are wired so they are gently poseable.
Her head is round and three dimensional. Her eyes and little lips are done with artist pencil. I also used artist pencils to shade the rest of her face for character. Her nose and brows are needlesculpted to add dimension.

Her " hat" is made to resemble a pumpkin stem and has been painted a muted shade of green and has been lightly stuffed to hold its shape....It has a string on both sides and ties in place under her "chin" to secure it to her head.
The view from the back....the loop you see is sturdy wire secured in her back if you choose to hang her for display...she also has a boxed bottom which has been weighted so she will sit nicely.
Now for her outfit... the bodice and skirt are a black and faded pumpkin orange plaid print. Her sleeves have finished hems and with black ric rack sewn to the hem and also sewn on the hem of the skirt.

I stitched some funky black and orange eyelash trim around the neckline and pinned two rusty jingle bells down the front.
Her bloomers are a black cotton fabric. Her leggins and pointy shoes are painted on in prim fashion.
She holds a bountiful harvest of teeny pumpkins (putka pods) in her basket. I painted her basket burnt orange and antiqued it with black.
Her sign is made from stained muslin and reads "harvest Blessings" and is secured to the wire, which is twisted around her wrist.
...I made her using a wonderful pattern from Veenas Mercatile....
All my handmades come to you signed and dated by me....

*** * My dollies are "pretties" for adult decoration only and not intended to be used for a childrens toy...... * **
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