Friday, February 15, 2013

Jessica's Story


Jessica is a beautiful doll who can sit very well, but cannot walk or even really stand up.  She began as a test pattern for an infant baby style of doll.  I learned a lot about how the fabric that is used for the skin will behave quite differently when it is cut on the bias. Instead of the chubby infant legs I was expecting, they stretched out long and thin when they were filled with wool.  Rather like a young girl's legs instead of a young baby. Except the legs are bent in such a way that does not really allow for standing.


 Even though her legs are not quite right for a young girl or for an infant, but something in between, I felt compelled to finish this doll. So, I made a dress for her with a beautiful vintage lace trim and polka dot pants with matching trim. And I put my Roses And Cream logo on the bottom of her foot with my new stamp and fabric ink. Cute!




Her hair is made with a lovely soft yarn in the colors of the sunset.

I am hoping to find a home for her where she will be loved, so I am planning to set up a giveaway for her from my facebook fan page when I reach 200 likes on my page! Please visit my page at http://www.facebook.com/rosesandcreamstudio and consider pressing that "like" button to help me reach my goal. Then watch for the chance to win Jessica!










40 comments:

  1. She is a beauty Anna! and her clothes are gorgeous!

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  2. She's lovely and perfect just as she is! It makes me think of children like my brother that was born with physical challenges. He's grown up and doing just fine even though he looks a little different. If I win this I might just give it to Shriners hospital. I'm sure they would have the perfect little girl to love her. They are the folks that helped my brother when he was a baby. There are no accidents in our crafting. This lovely doll was meant to turn out just as she has. Just like all of us. :)

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  3. I Love her hair! Reminds me of my kids' hair: somewhat curly, somewhat straight, and 4 shades of blonde-auburn.

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  4. Jessica is beautiful...
    I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being. ~Anatole France

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  5. Like her sweet face and very beautiful outfit with so nuce details:))

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  6. Yomari Cruz-DeWeeseFebruary 24, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    Very sweet little lady :)

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  7. Jessica is perfect as she is, just beautiful! Love her hair, looks so soft. My boys would love her!

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  8. Jessica is so pretty. I would love her to come and live with me. I would cuddle her everyday and make her lots of beautiful clothes to wear. She is perfect in my eyes.

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  9. She is precious!!! What a beauty!

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  10. She is beautifull!! Love her rose :)

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  11. Oh she is so sweet and lovely! You are very talented. And her hair is so pretty!

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  12. Thank you all! A special thanks to Julia and your inspiring words. I really do believe that the dolls have a special way of turning out the way they are supposed to be. When I am making them, and seeing them evolve, it is like I am meeting someone new that is unknown to me. I have some control over how they will end up, but there is another rather mysterious part that comes into play during the process. It is really what keeps the whole process so exciting and rather magical! ~Anna

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  13. Oh she is just adorable. There's something about her that's speaking to me <3

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  14. wow, Anna! Jessica is so lovely!! Her face is so sweet & soulful...but all your dolls are. I agree with you about how dolls turn out the way the they're supposed to be too! That's been my experience as well. :-) Her hair is just gorgeous too!

    ♥♥♥ Faydra

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  15. Jessica is very sweet, so pleased you finished her :) your dolls are so pretty and girly.

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  16. The picture in her undies...precious! Love those legs! Hope I get to see her before the giveaway (unless she comes home to me!). Caitlyn is in total awe of you and your baking and crafting talents (and you're pretty too! She says). Congratulations on Jessica. Love her.

    Oh...It's me Jenny by the way!

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  17. She is so beautiful and looks like a doll version of my daughter. I have entered.the competition but will be looking at the dolls for my daughter.

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  18. Hello I found you via facebook. Your Jessica doll is very sweet and I'm happy to hear you contiuned to finish her, she will bring someone great joy. Thanks for the chance to give her a home. Stacey

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  19. I think she is wonderful just the way she is. I love the story and I love that you are still trying to find her a home. My daughter would love her!!!

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  20. I have made 1 waldorf doll and can truly appreciate your skill and talent shown in sweet little Jessica.

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful creation!

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  22. Absolutely stunning.

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  23. I have seen some of your other work and this doll is just as great as the rest of them.

    Myke Magdaleno

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  24. What a beautiful doll! Your work is amazing.

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  25. She is absolutely gorgeous, I adore her beautiful hair.

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  26. She's beautiful! Amazing work

    - Tracy M

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  27. My River would love this sweet dolly. To be honest I would too.

    -Betty_Homemaker

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  28. I LOVE her.
    She is so GORGEOUS.
    She is Absolutely Breathtaking..
    Thank You for sharing her story.
    BIG HUGS to you...

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  29. Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous girl...and what I wouldn't give to be her mummy! She is beauty personified, and her amazing sunset hair matches my daughter's perfectly (did I mention I've always wanted twins?!!). Thanks for the opportunity to give her a home kittyboosmum x

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  30. She is gorgeous. My daughter would love to give her a home :-)

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  31. She is just lovely! Perfect the way she is. I love her story. :)

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  32. She is so beautiful. I think the "imperfections" are what make her perfect. Knowing that no one is physically perfect no doll should be either.

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  33. Bent legs and all, she is cute as can be!

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  34. She's adorable! I think her legs are perfect (but I had a baby with long skinny legs).

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  35. Jessica is adorable! I love the fact that you finished her and put so much love into creating her. I absolutely love handmade dolls. We would love to have her join our family. My little girl is turning 7 and she would treasure her!

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  36. I love the texture of her hair! My daughter has been begging me to give her a doll to play with, she would love her!

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  37. Thank you all for the beautiful comments! I wish I could choose more than one winner, but there will be more giveaway opportunities in the future! So, without further ado..... the winner is.... Kathleen Urbinato!

    Congratulations Kathleen!!! I have sent you an email. Please contact me ASAP with mailing instructions! ~Anna

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