My Internet silence for a week or so has been due to working on these three very lovely Ellowyne outfits. Having thrown all sorts of trimmings and jewellery at them, I've even found a new way to make lovely boots for dolls with high-heeled feet. Not so sure I can make it work on flat-feet dolls, but at some point I will try.
Anyway, I've been gazing at these boots for some time now, sitting on my workdesk looking UBER FABULOUS. If I was twenty years younger - and didn't have painful spine issues - I'd wear these, for sure.
It's tricksy to see the detailing on the black pair, so here are the two other pairs I made. Rusty/pumpkinny coloured, and dusky pink.
Each pair takes a good 5 to 6 hours of making, but so very worth it. My dolls even stand up in them... although when the clothing is added, the weight of skirts, etc, do make the doll a bit unstable. But it's good for taking photos without a stand.
On with the outfits.
First up is "Raspberry Smoothie". A lovely Fifties silhouette with lots of extras. The dress is from SSP-046, the two dresses pattern for Ell and her mates. The dresses i made whilst developing that pattern are so lovely, they deserve to be incorporated into special ensembles.
Raspberry smoothie: £140.00 (Link takes you to Etsy)
I've thrown in the kitchen sink with this outfit. Bolero, gloves, hat, jewellery, and of course, the boots. (I will not cease raving about these boots. I'd have died for a similar pair when I was younger.)
I love this on Lizette. She's such a classy lady.
Next up is "Spiced Apricot" which looks amazing on my Cinnamon and Marigold Ellowyne doll. She needs a name, but Marigold seems to have stuck.
Spiced Apricot: £130.00 (Link takes you to Etsy)
The rust coloured bolero and hat really spices up this apricot dress, and the little hand-crocheted flowers really add a pop of colour. The flowers are actually made by myself, in my own hand-dyed cotton yarn.
And of course the boots. Okay, I'll shut up about them now.
And this one is actually my favourite. I think it's the seventies style, the bakersboy bonnet, and the beautiful crinkle viscose in the dress. This dress is the one I made first, to develop the bodice for the previous two dresses for SSP-046. It went right first time, so I had to use it in an outfit.
Seventies Flavoured: (£130.00) (Link takes you to Etsy)
This is one of the nicest wigs Wilde ever came out with, for Ell. It looks fab on Pris, to whom it technically belongs.
I like the black - although it's difficult to see the detail in the photos. I often have this problem photographing blacks.
And again, I've crocheted the flowers with my hand-dyed yarns.
Do that's what I've been up to. My Etsy store is looking a bit depleted in the ready-made outfits section, so I',m spending some time making a few pretty things to list in my store. Something for Patience next, I think, and then I'll create something new for my Kaye Wiggs girls, which means a new pattern is in the offing.
In other news, I've actually been through all my fabric stash, and my storage boxes. I've tidied them all up, organised everything, and my room is now immaculate. I do need to sort through a few things more, to really get rid of all my clutter. I now have empty boxes and almost a whole empty drawer.
Thus creating room for more fabric.
But at least my patterns are organised and archived, and everything is a bit more conducive to running an organised little micro-business. But I do keep looking at Ebay and all those mouthwatering fabrics....