Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo Inspired Doll Challenge

I'm participating in Maida Doll Group's Summer Challenge.  It's to make a doll inspired by an old photo or postcard.  I'm using Dixie Redmond's Izannah Walker pattern for this doll.

Here's my photo.  It was probably taken in 1922.   The tall girl is my great aunt, Betty Lou.  The little girl is my grandmother, Dorothy Francis - she had red hair and I can almost tell from the photo, even though it's not in color.  And the little boy is my great uncle, Robert Lewis.  I just love the bobbed hair styles and that sailor dress is so sweet.  I wish that I had the little doll that my grandmother is holding.  I think that my new doll will be a mix between Dorothy and her big sister, whom she loved VERY much.  This photo challenge is making me think about this little family.  They are no longer here, but they were all good people.


  1. Can't wait to see her finished!

  2. Nice job on sculpting. I do love her bobbed hair. Your picture is nice, seeing the outfits they had on then. Look forward to seeing the finished doll

  3. What a wonderful creation she is! Your family photograph is precious and very special. Can't wait to see her finished. Nice work with sculpting the hair. Thanks for sharing.