Monday, April 11, 2011
She is/was the ugly china doll that was in
the last posting on the left side of the photo.
I scraped & scraped glue from her legs. There
is plenty more to scrape off but I got tired of scraping.
Decided I would take a break from that & just
fix the doll. I can scrape more later when I feel
like messing with it. Her legs are hidden. Anyway, Marina looks
a sight better than before. She is dressed more
modern. I felt that there wasnt any need to
try to dress her to a particular period since I dont
have any period fabrics. Besides, stripping off her old
body proved that she wasnt an antique! There werent
any markings on her. So I believe that I can do with her
what I want. Marina is a short woman. Her length is
5.25. Her attitude more than makes up for her heighth.
Marina is a no-nonsense woman. Nothing gets by her.
I am not sure if I will give
Marina back her bonnet because this will date her. I am
liking the idea of giving her some black hair. Black
hair would look good against her pale white skin. It
should give her an English look. I did
put around her shoulders a little shawl.
If I dont mind saying I think that it looks
good on her.
Here is the back of the shawl. To attach
it around her all I did was thread a piece
of pink ribbon thru the first 2 holes of the
applique from the backside. I know you
cannot see the knot but its there.
The lace applique is about 4 inches from
the 2 widest points. It was too pretty not
to use it.
This is Marina after I attached pipe cleaners to her
body & then wrapped it with cotton. See there
isnt that much glue left on her legs.
I hope you like Marina!