During the presidential debate last night, my “Goodnight Irene” doll made it onto the Etsy front page!! This is my first time on the front page, as far as I know. I was so excited! Thanks again, Elena, for putting me in your treasury, and thanks Etsy!
I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by all my projects today. I like having a bunch going on at once, but that doesn’t mean my head doesn’t start spinning once in a while. I’m sure as soon as I see some more progress, I’ll feel better. On that note, I am off to sew.
I woke up this morning with an idea that I had had before for a doll. I had put it off before, not knowing where it would fit in, as far as marketing it went. I still don’t know, but eBay has been frustrating lately anyway. So, I decided it didn’t matter if I made a doll I couldn’t include in any of the popular categories there. I wanted to do a more colorful, maybe 1920’s style doll in a more stylized way, as opposed to the antique/primitive style that is more popular on eBay. The primitive dolls tend to be more subdued in their colors, and earlier in their clothing styles. I’m thinking of something more along the lines of my cloth dolls and toys, but as an art doll, for display only. Instead of putting it off again, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I don’t know where that will lead me. Right now, I am trying a little of everything.
Wanda is an original, one-of-a-kind anthropomorphic black-and-white tuxedo cat art doll figurine, hand sculpted in paperclay and hand painted by artist Max Bailey. Wanda stands 6 1/8 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.
Wanda is a striking black and white kitty with big yellow-green eyes and wily white whiskers.
She is interested in everything in the world around her and is always on the lookout for adventures to share with her doll Rowena.
Together Wanda and Rowena run helter-skelter after butterflies. They sneak up on other unsuspecting kitties, and leap out at them from behind bushes. Sometimes, they take out all the food in the kitchen and cook up delightful new dishes.
Every day is a new day to be filled with new surprises and daredevil escapades.
Wanda’s dress is forest green with little blue flowers. Her square neckline has a pale blue ruffle with a gold border. It matches the sash that ties in a big bow at the back. She has white petticoats that can be seen below her hemline.
Wanda is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only.She has been free sculpted, and no mold was used to make her. She and her doll are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Wanda’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.
Wanda stands 6 1/8 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.