Friday, July 23, 2010

Maria Antonia has arrived

Meet Maria Antonia, she is a young girl all ready to dance through the night. She loves music, roses, puppies and delicious desserts.
The Tibetan Goat hair arrived yesterday. I took one look at it and realized it was actually goat hair, on the skin! I had no idea. I didn't have a clue as to how to apply it to Maria Antonia's cloth head. A little help from Babara Willis in her book "Cloth Doll Artistry" and it mentioned how to do it if the doll were wearing a hat. But Marie here does not have a hat, but a fancy French do! So...I experimented and this is the hairdo she ended up with .

Did you know goat hair is very fine and flies every where? I do now : )
I really enjoyed making Maria, she was such a learning experience. Especially the hair...and the makeup. I only did a little bit of it on her. I hope to do better on my next doll. Faces are delicate things.

I am so glad I came across Barbara's book and got excited about dolls!


Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement!
Hugs,
Terri

38 comments:

Jan said...

O-la-la......love her bloomers, too! Maria Antonia stunning Terri. The contrasts of color really is striking and so elegant! And her hair is DIVINE and so fashionable. Makeup is understated yet refined, bows are tied to perfection. All in all, she's ready to meet her public. Thanks for sharing her with us before the male species gets a look at her!

Rella said...

She is exquisite. I love her sitting on what looks to be a cushion and her pretty slippers showing. I am glad the creating of her brought you joy and fun.

xox Rella

Janet Ghio said...

Oh she is wonderful and did you use the goat hair--because her hair looks great--it has a little bit of a wave in it.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Nicely done! I use viscose on my dolls. It's very easy to work with. I'm sure you could use it for cloth dolls.

Maria said...

Love her! You did a beautiful job, the hair is lovely!

Frideborg said...

Oh so nice! I she is so beautyful. You did a very great job.
Hope we see more dolls in future I guess you wanna make a girlfriend for her.

Hugs from me

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

This is brilliant!!! You have skill to make something this fine!!! I love how "Maria Antonia" turned out :) :) I can't wait to see what others you'll create with those hands of yours!!! Thanks for sharing this!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I love how she turned out. Her hair is fabulous.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

ShabbyChicShaz said...

She looks stunning and her hair is just perfect :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Shes beautiful and the hair looks much better on her than it would the goat! LOL

Princesa Nadie said...

You have made a fantastic work!...I love it
The blue color of her dress is lovely,and her shoes...she has a sweet face...and her hair...all is really pretty
Congratulations
Kisses

Marjanne said...

This is just zo gorgeous! I love her!! Are you going to make her a friend to go to the bal with?

KathyB. said...

Marie is very pretty and your creativity is showing. Her hair seems perfect to me, as does her sweet face.Where will Marie be living?

Glenda said...

she is so beautiful, and what a job you have done,.love from glenda

Diane said...

Terri, she is so absolutely, beautifully perfect. The hair is oh-so-Marie Antionette style! I think this Maria Antonia is going to have a lovely coming-out party!

You've made her so DAINTY!

Blessings,
Diane

Kiki said...

Yay..she is oh so Fabulous!! Gorgeous..she is dazzling and such a beauty...i love the color! thans for sharing this magical soul!
Kiki~

Snap said...

Terri,

She's wonderful! I'm glad you'll be making more. She needs a friend or two -- all delightfully dressed. Love the colors. Well done!

Rita said...

Isn't she just beautiful, quite regal loogal and I love her hair and absolutely everything about her really, from her quaint little shoes to her gorgeous coiffure. Hope you'll do another one. Hugs Rita xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah c'est bon - magnifique!
Well done - good grief, no-one would believe she's your first. I love tha tyou can now make up her provenance!

Holly Loves Art said...

She is g o r g e o u s !!! You should be very proud. Beautiful work!
Cheers,
Holly

Lynn said...

I am in awe of your beautiful doll, I still can't believe you have never done this before, but then you are so talented you could do anything Terri :)
She is exceptional and have never seen a cloth doll sooooooo beautiful, I love all the attention to detail and her hair is perfect!

Terri Gordon said...

Oh Terri, your Marie doll is just beautiful, I love her dress color, so you. You did an amazing job. I love her shoes too. I have enjoyed your French Friday's, thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with all of us. I wish you a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

debi said...

Terri, she's absolutely GORGEOUS!! The colors are divine, her hair is beautiful, and you did an excellent job on her beautiful face!! She's an exquisite piece of art.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Your Marie is beautiful. I would not have expected less from you. If you are still interested in a tea cup. Send me your address and I will see what I can do! Looking forward to Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Your Marie is beautiful. I would not have expected less from you. If you are still interested in a tea cup. Send me your address and I will see what I can do! Looking forward to Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

Dorthe said...

Hi Terry, don`t know how I missed coming here,for some time-but so happy to be back, to see your lovely doll.She is so sweet,and well dressed -a real Marie Antoinette.
Hugs, Dorthe

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Oh my goodness Terri - she is fantastic! what a gorgeous doll. every detail is so perfect! you rock! :)

Julie Ann said...

Oh how beautiful!! I love her expression and gorgeous piled locks! Great job, Terri!!

Deb said...

She is absolutely lovely! The hair is perfect!

Sending Cheers!

Carol Leader said...

I have enjoyed reading everything you write, especially seeing Paris through you. You are wonderful at writing and I get a big smile on my face when my computer pops up with my weekly reminder to visit your site. You have done an incredible job with Maria Antonia! Everything is wonderful...but the work on her shoes is simply outstanding!! Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself. It's truly appreciated!!
Carol

Lady Katherine said...

She is beautiful! How wonderful you have done! Goat hair used for doll hair is usually from the Angora Goat, which the fiber they have is called Mohair. It looks like you have Mohair in the raw form, it looks wonderful. I have a ton of it in bags! We had about 50 Angora goats and sheep on the farm. So plenty of fiber around here! I have some that has long ringlets! I would be so glad to share! Great job on this lovely doll, love the clothes, her face!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! your doll is amazing!!! I love this and my Mom's name is Antonia!!! so I love it even more!!!

wonderful work!!!

Linda said...

How lovely to see her finished!
Elle est tres, tres belle!!!
Clever you Terri.....

Dawn said...

I am made up by this doll and If I had made it would be so CHUFFED! she is darling a complete work of art How on earth you made her beautiful clothes... Just gorgeous!!!

Love Dawn xx

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

Beautiful Terri..can't wait to see your next endeavor!

Loribeth

Mrs.G said...
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Mrs.G said...

oops,I didn't mean to delete just edit...
Just wanted to say that your Maria Antonia is beautiful!!

Her stunning blue eyes match her pretty blue frock.
Job well done.
Tracy

Debby said...

Terri, she is truly beautiful. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Debby

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