Monday, September 15, 2014

Introducing Elizabeth

This morning,very early, maybe around 4 AM, I decided it was time to settle down and complete Elizabeth. First was to get the body ready....Time was spent fitting the dowel and cutting it twice before I was happy with the height. Then the fiberfill had to be plump but not billowing....


Then it was on to the skirt. I hand stitched it to the silk Dupioni lining and then pressed it carefully.....then it was on to making the scissor pouch and getting everything gathered just right and attached to the body.

I am so pleased with the outcome. Mr H gave her a nice smile when he awoke, and I got a "well done".


The ribbons tied look nice and frilly......

These scissors are from Germany and I have had them forever....probably 30 or more years; they now have a place with Elizabeth. At this moment she is sitting in the living room . She will eventually have a place in the sewing room.... but for now, I just want to admire her. Yes I spent a bit of money for her but she is so worth it. I think that is about it for now. I need breakfast and a cup of coffee.....thank you for visiting with me. Hope you have a wonderful day.

29 comments:

cucki said...

My dear I screaming with joy here and going crazy happy to see her..my family thinks I am going crazy here..lol
She is beautiful
Ooo so lovely
Big hugs xx

Ele said...

She is so beautiful!! Such a perfect finishing. I am sure you are happy with her, I would probably spend my day admiring her!! wow wow wow!!!
Congratulations

Nurdan Kanber said...

Elizabeth is looking incredibly beautiful and sophisticated!

She takes my breath away!

Shelly said...

Wow Gracie! She's beautiful. Congrats!

Rachael Ball said...

I love this Gracie! Been following your progress with her and Elizabeth is just perfect. You have done a beautiful job on her xxx

Annie said...

Hello Gracie

Elizabeth is beautiful! How well you've finished her off!

Vickie said...

Oh Gracie! Dennis is correct. ;) Good for you.

Annette-California said...

She's Gorgeous Gracie!!!! WOOHOO your all done! Congrats on such a beautiful project and well done:))))
love Annette

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Gracie she is stunning!
Lib :@

Ninetta said...

Wow she's wow! Beautiful and stylish! Great project, congratulations!

Mii Stitch said...

An exquisite finish!! She is beautiful :)

Sheila said...

Oh! She's beautiful!!

Brigitte said...

Oh Gracie, you can be so proud of finishing this project so beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations.

Anne said...

She is so beautiful Gracie! What an accomplishment to finish her! congrats!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a gorgeous end result, a very special piece to be proud of. How do you get up at such an hour???

Manuela said...

Your Elizabeth looks great.
Lovely finish.

Greetings, Manuela
I'm your new follower.

Terri said...

She is gorgeous and well worth the money, I'm sure!! Lovely!

stitchersanon said...

Oh my goodness, she is awsome! So delicate! Well done!

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Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

She is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Bianca Clark said...

Wow...I have only started looking at 'stitchy' blogs today and lucky me, I found yours. I am speechless. This is absolutely stunning.

Did you include your name & the year you made it as I can imagine beautiful Elizabeth will become a treasured heirloom. :)

It's gorgeous - you can be very proud.

There's no way I could ever make anything like it, which makes me adore her even more.

Am curious what's next...

Minnie said...

You should be very, very proud. Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous and the detail is fabulous.

Heather said...

She is so beautiful! You did an amazing job. I've been wanting to make a doll like that, but I am very intimidated by it. Were the instructions good, or did you need to figure out a lot of it by yourself?

shirley flavell said...

She is absolutely gorgeous Gracie, well done. Shirley N.Z.

valerie said...

Congratulations Gracie! She is gorgeous! I think I will treat myself to the threads and such for my bday. She's so pretty. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Elizabeth is just stunning! You have done an amazing job finishing her so beautifully. It's nice that your special scissors have a home with her too.
What time do you go to bed to be able to get up and stitch at 4am?

rosey175 said...

As I slowly catch up on everything this appears! She is completely beautiful and such a lovely way to hold your scissors! You're an amazing soul for waking at 4am and actually being able to get things done. I imagine it's nice to work in the cool of the early morning. :)

Julie said...

She's stunning, well done.

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a lovely job you did on Elizabeth, I love half dolls!!!
Deb