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Friday, January 1, 2010

27 1/2" Nettie is finally dressed....AND SOLD

SOLD







Here is the Huge Nettie doll that I have been putting off dressing. I loved her in her underclothes sitting in my kitchen window, but, in all fairness, she really did need clothes!
These are not the most flatering photos of her in my kitchen..........but she looks so good in our red kitchen!
She is all hand carved from basswood and if she were old, she would be from around 1720-1740 in style and clothing. Her clothing is all hand stitched and made from antique fabrics. She has layers of clothing that include a chemise, petticoat, quilted petticoat, over-skirt, and a bodice/corset to match. Her pinball waist hook has a pair of scissors in a shaft, a silk pinball and a secret key! Her cap is made from a fabulous early baby cap that I cut down to fit her huge head. Her eyes are antique black pupiless eyes and slightly turned down. Nettie's eyebrows and eye lids are dotted with tiny dots just like her ancient sister's were. Her face is very serene and her patina would pass for old. She is delightful! If you are interested in a huge Queen Anne doll, she is wonderful. If you would like more photos or have questions just email me toysintheattic@sympatico.ca

4 comments:

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I love this costume, each intricate stitch enhancing those beautiful, haunting eyes.
Susan

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Happy New Year, Kathy! Your dolls are so well done that you inspire me to reach higher and dig deeper in my own doll making endeavors! Blessings!!! Jan

canngil said...

She is lovely! Beautifully dressed too!

distresseddamsel said...

A real classic! The kind of dolls that are often passed down through generations. I particularly like the detailed dress and the simplicity of her face.