Friday, October 14, 2011

My perfect little girl :)

She is now strung and has her mohair wig on :

She is 12.5 inches tall, she has double jointed elbows and a single jointed knees. In her joints I used a very strong mix of polymer clay instead of previously used leather, it is in the same color mix as porcelain so that is why we don't see it, it served the same purpose as leather and prevents the porcelain joints from rubbing together, I love it, it works perfect, posing is easy and pleasurable, it will never wear off (because polymer doesn't) and it looks nice and neat.
So there is my new girl, little red riding hood is now waiting for her clothing, I will start to work on it next week, I now have another girl to bake in my kiln, she will have the same face mold as riding hood, only a few minor changes, the third in line will be a young snow queen.....a lots of ideas, very excited :)

Since I've put my little riding hood together I've been carrying her around my house and back and forth to my work shop, I like to look at her, she inspires me, and she has such a sweet look in her face- innocence, like I need to protect her. She is patiently sitting around wherever I put her and every time I look at her I feel joy and tenderness.


  1. she is really cute. very interesting about using the polymer clay instead of leather. the look is very natural. it looks like the seams/joint are closer together too. also I noticed that her head is more flexible then my Geisha. Why is that? Because she is smaller?
    Like the idea of the young snow queen, great for the upcoming holidays.

  2. Thank you Carmen, I worked with polymer clay for years, I don't know why I haven't thought to try it in joints before, there are a few small tricks to bond it to porcelain, but otherwise very simple.
    Yes the doll's neck is much smaller in the proportion to her head so it gives her a little more room to bow.
    My pale color of porcelain is already on it's way, I am excited about the little snow queen as well, I am making a new head prototype for her.

  3. She looks adorable. Hope to see more of her soon :)

  4. Thank you, I will start on her outfit today and maybe will post some more pictures of her too.