Sunday, January 24, 2010
Daffodil, the Long-legged Polly Dolly.
So here she is, the very sweet Miss Lily with her Long-legged Polly Dolly, Daffodil. I totally love this photo, what better compliment than to see such a gorgeous kiddie giving your work a loving cuddle. I gotta say a big "ta muchly" to her Mum tikki for the shot, she's got a new flash- arse camera that totally rocks.
The first polly dolly was made way back in Febuary last year, but I never quite got around to the second version. How funny that I just read that Tully had told me the next Polly Dolly would be for Lily, and I'm very pleased to see it that it truly was.
I tweaked the pattern a bit, used chenille for extra cuddle factor for the hair, reshaped the hair and feet and even lengthened them a bit. I've addded the apron separately and have been using embroidered doilies for it, which is proving to be way cute. She's been lots of fun and I'm so pleased she's much loved by Lily. Lily christened her Daffodil, which is so totally fitting and has inspired me to give the Polly Dolly's botanical names. Although I can't pronounce Daffodil in the exact manner as Lily, it's way cute!
The idea for Polly Dolly has been around for many years. I first started painting these on tee's about 3 years ago and like the pixies, polly dolly has evolved from the 2D to the 3D. Now with such long legs she is the Long-legged Polly Dolly and you're sure to be seeing more soon stocking over here. I've just finished Lilac and Rose has one leg half stuffed. I'm not sure when the stocking will be, but hopefully sooner rather than later. Gotta clear a few things of my "ahem" *to do really really soon* list first.
I hope she makes you smile, cause I'm a wee bit chuffed with her.