Oh my darlin’ Clementine…


I had hoped to post this last Friday, but Clem did not show up until the end of the week and I couldn’t get all the pictures taken in time.  In the meantime, I worked on customizing my Dal “pinocchio”.  I got her last year and we never really “bonded”.  She had no lip paint to speak of, weird orange eyelids and ugly hair and eyes.  (I bought her because she was cheap).  Anyway, I looked into getting new eyes for her but they are quite expensive.  So I bought some glass cabochons (12mm) and mod-podged on images of actual eyes printed on a laser printer.  You can do a google image search for “eye iris” to find some you like and then modify the color and pupil size in any graphics editing program.

I was originally going for blue like the original, but the green looked better.  I then painted her eyelids, added a little more blush, sanded the gloss off her lips and darkened them with chalk pastels and acrylic gloss and finally put her on an obitsu body.  Her original wig was trimmed and re-styled.  I think we’re going to be friends now 🙂

I was thrilled to see she can easily share clothes with Sasha, 16″ Kaethe Kruse and Kidz n Cats.  If you’re new here because of Clem, click the “about” tab to find LOADS OF FREE PATTERNS

(The overalls pattern in Sasha size)

(from the Feedsack collection)

And fits well into all the NEW stuff I already made for her:

Yep, all the outfits are sized for AGs as well!

You can get the collection here and remember  to use the coupon code 20off20 and save 20% off any $20 purchase! It’s good until Nov. 11

**Any purchase you make in my Etsy shop between now and November 10th is your “raffle ticket” to win the Caroline collection you see here: https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/new-patterns-and-tigers-and-bears-oh-my/ if you put the word “Caroline” in the notes to seller.**  (In case it’s not clear, doll, shoes, and socks are not included )  I will put all of your order numbers into a box and choose one on November 11.  If you have made a purchase recently and forgot to enter the drawing, just find your order number and send it to me in an email with the word “Caroline” in the subject.

8 responses »

  1. Oh, Jen, you’re killin’ me here — LOVE these new patterns, but with 4 kids’ bdays tween 12-07 to 1-12 & future son-in-law on 2-05, not to mention all the above for Christmas AND our 35th wedding anniversary in January, my crafting/sewing budget is likely ‘spent’, sadly! We’ll see?! I shall have these ADORABLE new patterns on my Wish List for sure though — LOVE ’em!!! You amaze me with your talent!!!

    Hoping by now there’s a road to travel down & back up your mountain by now to get to work and buy food? Fingers still crossed!

    • Thank you! Some roads have reopened, but there’s no quick way down yet. It takes about 2hrs to get to “civilization” so I’m still off work, and a trip to the grocery store/library has become a major event. Lots of time to sew but can’t get to the fabric store…see why crafters need a big stash of supplies? 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your Clementine! She looks gorgeous. You’ve made a wonderful wardrobe for her! I love the coat. 🙂

  3. Clementine is lovely! I have wavered over buying one of these girls in the past. I liked the Tudor girl but felt the Victorian one was less to my taste and felt that the A Girl For All Time could have made a wider variety of clothing. This little lady would look good in almost any of the 40s, 50s or 60s styles and, with your superb patterns available, well — my husband wants to ban me from the computer!! LOL.

    • I think with her haircut even 20s and 30s dresses would be cute. I have a bunch of 20s patterns at the “muslin stage” for her right now…we’ll see if they ever become patterns.

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