To give their vintage dolls makeovers, collectors curl and style the hair; wash, bleach and starch the doll costume or replace it entirely ; and repair tears and repaint facial features. Careless restoration can reduce the value of the doll and also destroy any historical value it might have. So heed this advice: "Do nothing that cannot be undone.
As pretty as a summer garden, flowers abound on this sweet little rag doll. Delicate embroidered lawn and muslin mix with pin dots and floral sprigs. Fabric flowers at the waist and head echo the fine hand embroidery on the little apron, which is fashioned from a vintage handkerchief.
These cute finished stockings are on the Stencil page. Pattern includes the complete doll pattern, Facial templates, Outfit patterns. Also included is the sepia Pumpkin Seeds Print for dress.
A common error made by individuals new to handling decorated porcelain is mistaking transfer printing for hand painting. A transfer print can fool the untrained eye, mistaking it for hand painting. Why is it important to have the ability to differentiate between a transfer print and hand painted ware? Two reasons: collectors want accurate representation, and hand painted porcelain generally, goes for a higher price than transfer print porcelain.
Spun cotton balls originated in Germany in the late 19th century and are still manufactured today. Despite their name, they are not actually made of cotton. They are made of paper.
Save your favourite artwork to find it quickly and easily on any device. The painting is taken from an advertisement in which the model looked awkward. I've exaggerated her awkwardness and turned her into a puppet doll to make a point about the way women are presented in the advertising industry. The gold background wraps around the sides of the canvas.
Looking for a special gift for a new mom? How about a softie doll toy? The designs can be customized for skin tone, eye color, lip color, and more.