This is a really neat little piece! It is only about 2 inches tall. It was carved by my great-great grandfather! It is a little ball inside a little cage. My Great-Aunt Doodle had it in her wot-not cabinet and took it out so I could take a picture of it! I just love it!
I have always wanted to make a porcelain doll, but Aunt Doodle's doll classes were always during the week days when I had to work. Several weeks ago she asked me if I would like to make a doll! I was so excited and immediately told her yes. So she told me to come pick one out. She is nearing 80 and no longer teaches class during the week and so has quiet a number of dolls that have been poured into molds and soft fired, but not cleaned up and painted and completed. I went over the following Saturday thinking I was just gonna do 1 doll. I wound up with 5 dolls I am working on! She is so sweet to let me do 5. I have been going over there every Saturday and working on them. She is teaching me so much and it is so wonderful to have this one on one time with her. I seem to learn a little more about my family history each time I go.
This leg and arm are soaking in water getting ready for me to clean them up. They go to a doll named Victoria Rose. Isn't that a pretty name?Here are some of my doll parts before they have been cleaned. Looks odd doesn't it?
These two dolls are my Aunt Doodle's Elsbeth's. I just love them! I especially like the one on the right. Her dress is so beautiful. I might crochet a dress for mine, though, as I have patterns for some that Aunt Doodle let me borrow and copy. My Elsbeth's coloring is more like the one on the left.
This is another one of my Aunts dolls that she made. I think she is so beautiful! My Aunt dresses her dolls in clothes of different periods right down to their under clothes! It is amazing! I have put other post on here about my Aunt and her dolls. Check the side bar to click on them.
I have also been making rings with crocheted roses on top. I have sold a few of them and am working on lots more!
Here are some more of my rings. Such beautiful colors of thread!