Monday, April 6, 2009

Thoughts on Cinderella

There are some days when you feel like this Cinderella,

And some days when you feel like a princess

But there are some days when you feel like both!

This "topsy-turvy" doll was commissioned by a friend. She is made from linen and cotton. Her "rags" side dress is from a lovely homespun linen and her gown side a wonderful vintage damask. I made her hair from a soft felted cashmere sweater. It was sewn on and needlefelted for detail. Her crown was fashioned from vintage rick-rack woven with Lurex and adorned with a vintage pearl earring. I embroidered the faces and used colored pencil for shading.
This brings to mind a rhyme from one of my favorite authors:
O kind fairy
No more princes, no more money.
I have had my taste of honey.
I'm wishing for a decent man,
They're hard to find. D'you think you can?
Within a minute, Cinderella
was married to a lovely feller,
A simple jam maker by trade,
who sold good home-made marmalade.
Their house was filled with smiles and laughter
And they were happy ever after.
From "Revolting Rhymes" by Roald Dahl


Sea Angels said...

Oh she has turned out to be so beautiful, I would have loved a dolly like this..(still would ha ha) when I was little, you are so inspiring and always make me want to reach out for a needle..
Thankyou for your comments on the article, I havn't seen it yet as soon as I get a copy I shall put it on my blog...oh I am so pleased you have seen it, thankyou my lovely friend for mentioning it.
Hugs and waves
Lynn xx

Heather said...

oh! she came out so lovely (or should I say "they"?) what prettiness, love the touch of the buttons!~

Heather said...

*sigh* I would love to go to PEI someday. It sounds so lovely and picturesque! You need to pack me in your suitcase on the next trip ;)