A few years ago I made a doll. I named her Sally. She’s a sweet little girl in a party dress and hat. However whenever I look at her I think of zombies. See, when I made her I was listening to I am Legend, the audio book. Funny how that happens.
About a year ago I was brave and sent 6 of my dolls to Art Doll Quarterly. My 2 snowmen were chosen and were published in the Winter 2011 magazine. When the box of dolls finally made their way home I noticed Sally was missing. I decided to wait and see if she was coming home in her own box. Maybe she got lost and had to make her own way home.
Today, when I checked the mail (there was a lot since we just got back from vacation), I found this…
I did a happy dance at the mailbox! Eeeek! Sally was published!
She was part of the Tiny Doll Challenge. She is petite, only 5″ tall.
She is basically a wooden ball, 2 wires, and a wooden block. I drilled holes in the ball and in the block and connected the 2 with 2 equal lengths of wire. I used paper clay to give her hair, shoes and socks. When that was dry, I painted her head, feet and the block (there are some papers glued on the block too). Her dress is vintage lace that I gathered with thread and wrapped around her. The bow is glued on. The hat was made out of paper, glued on and trimmed with glitter.
What a great surprise to start my day today!