A True Labor of Love

I absolutely love this doll!

Back in November I received a request to make one DEADutante doll with a long black gown holding some roses.

Thus began a journey into doll making that I didn’t know I was going to embark on, but I’m so happy I did!

Because the doll was to be taller than what I was used to creating, it changed EVERYTHING! All the little details were bigger now, and therefore more noticeable. I had to make everything BETTER.

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The arms, the ribcage, and the head all had to grow….and I grew as a doll maker as well.

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I must have made 5 different heads before deciding on this one. Either the facial expression was wrong, or the size….but I think the one I settled on was the best choice.day_of_the_dead_doll_group

I also put a tiny TINY little heart inside her rib cage. That alone took me a long time to accomplish! (Working with tiny things requires a steady hand!)day_of_the_dead_doll_sides

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skeleton_dollI really like her!

Please let me know what you think of my latest creation! 🙂

 

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About Melanie's Menagerie

I am an avid crafter and love searching yard sales and resale shops for vintage and retro items. Recently married, I live in the mountains with my husband, but I am an original Jersey Girl. I love the beach (only two hours away!) and enjoy exploring New York City. (only an hour away!) I love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit many great places including Ireland, Bermuda, Jamaica, and most recently Rome! I enjoy hiking and mountain biking. I am hoping to promote my shop on Etsy called "Melanie's Menagerie" so please check it out and let me know what you think! www.melaniesmenagerie.etsy.com
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