Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gabi's Pippi

Look who has returned to the Doll Room!

I was overjoyed when asked to create a special birthday present from one sister to another.
The request also included a pair of white bloomers to be worn under a dress similar to Karli's.

Oh, the joys of dollmaking...
being granted the artistic room to tailor-create an original doll
to uniquely fit an original individual.


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This little Pippi measures 5 3/4 inches .
She is an SJD with 14 friendly joints of silicone :o) !

For so many reasons, Pippi is a beloved character of children and adults alike.

She is a personification of a child who does everything upside down and backwards,
and who somehow miraculously comes out in one piece at the end.


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Waiting ... for the seamstress ...



Night Time is the only Time my house is kind of Quiet.

Here Pippi and I are listening to the quiet noise of children sleeping.
How much do you want to bet I wore the same expression on my face?!


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Her long carrot colored pigtails are braided from the finest of fine silk (much like spider webbing)
 and can be styled in button hair bindings on formal occasions.


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Such as...










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Outings to the Konditorei of course!
(Konditorei is the German word for a p√Ętisserie and confectionery shop).
 
Always a Happy Event.
Can you spot the Smiling Buttons on her shoes?
 
 
Just imagine what her bucket basket is brimming with ...
Naturally, a bounty of delectable goodies, all hand crafted by my daughter Angi,
who is, by the way, opening a Shop with some such goodies
for REAL Pippis very soon! Very Soon!
 
 
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Sewing this dress provided a handy excuse to finally learn how to make ribbon roses.

 
 
 
This is a glimpse of my Pippisize flower garden next to the Pump House.
Pippi is sitting on a small stump filled with a gangle of Mother's Days posies
proudly planted by my youngest son this last May.
 
 
 


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Such a sweet handful...











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 ...and as you can see, this Pippi child loves to pose!
 
   


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Finding joy in the simplest details of life is truly an exceptional quality, don't you think?
 


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Pippi Forever!

Thank you, thank you, dear Gabi, for graciously allowing me
 some quality Pippi play time... 
 
 love, Rose
 
 
 
p.s. She is now nestled comfortably in her Travel Case.
  Oversized buttons with pink rag ribbons secure Pippi and her wardrobe
 for her long journey Home.





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