Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Summer Companion


Please meet a very little girl with a great Big Personality. 

This is the same doll on my previous post, but with lighter hair.
  Our friend in Finland preferred a more orange color
and I totally agree!
She stands barely 5 inches, is gently poseable,
and has been in the making all Summer.

We have had lots of time to become acquainted.

 There is Nothing Symmetrical about her.
Rightfully so, being the Pippi that she is.
Her hair is hand dyed silk. Multi-colored orange.
So soft to the touch it is almost not there.
Styling the wispy soft strands is like handling a spider's web.
Her brightly painted, sculpted boots are tied with green thread.

I wanted to make Pippi one Very Special Dress
to wear for her Homecoming.
And with Christmas coming up,
I decided on a Holiday Gown.


But the Holiday Gown obviously would not do for Chores.
So, we came up with this little number using the stray buttons
she helpfully pulled out from way back under my desk.
They mismatched perfectly.


Then she thought...
A Chore Dress would not do for visits to the Bakery.
We agreed this cheerful Day Dress might just prompt
an extra torte or two
to be added to her bag by the Baker
because she was so darned cute in it.


After I made the Day Dress,
I discovered that
Pippi enjoys standing on one foot.
And she is quite proud of balancing all on her own.
I thought a stand might make it easier
for her to remain suspended like that
if she feels so inclined.
Which she often did.
One night she fell asleep like that
and the next day her leg was upstuck until lunch. 
 Here she is...
Posing amongst the squash and zuchinni.
Pippi however prefers posies.
So...her hands were sculpted to hold Flowers.

When Autumn rolled around,
I Knew the Dressmaking Needed To Stop.
But Then,
Pippi gave me that Flower and politely asked
for a Party Frock to wear for impromptu ballet performances
at Birthday Parties.


After the Birthday Frock was finished,
I finally sent her off to bed all wrapped up in an
Antique Handkerchief Nightgown.


This Summer,
I found that saying "no" to Pippi was a really hard thing to do. 
But before I end her story here at the farm,
she reminded me to tell you about her friend Karli.
Karli has been waiting her turn in the Dollroom all the while
I was sewing Pippi's Fancies.
They have become devoted friends,
and you will see why Pippi loves her so when you meet her.

Karli thinks every antic Pippi does is Perfectly Wonderful.

So does Pippi.

They both seem to have the same Outlook in Life.



And speaking of  Life,
artistically, it just doesn't get much better than this...

Don't you think?

much love, Rose


  1. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh! She is the most adorable little...I love the way she poses! And the smile!All the charm and wonder of those darling little dresses. You're very gifted and she's just so wonderful

  2. Your artwork is really breathtaking ! So expressive and so little ... I would like to see them in real ! Thanks for sharing ...

  3. oooh how i love your little fairys and dollys! everyone of them are so enchanting. best wishes and a beautyfull week! di

  4. Dearest Rose
    Nope, it does not get any better than this. Awww Rose.. I am speachless... I just want to pick her up and give her a big hug! It is her expression, full of joy...
    I just love all the clothes you have so lovingly fashioned for her.. Her Holiday Grown is just perfect and I love the dress with all the buttons. They are all so sweet.. It was such a treat to read her story, I can't wait to meet her friend Karli..
    Love to you this fine day

  5. Oh My God! It's just pure beauty that is seen in this creation! God bless your hands and continue to strengthen you with the gift of imagination! Changes of clothing and poses, his expressive face and his particular tells us that only an inspired mind could have created it. God bless you! Rose M.

  6. Oh Dear Rose! You have no idea of the joy that you bring to my day! So WONDERFUL! Such eye candy to sweeten my soul. I'm giggling like a two year old. My companion cat Minime is looking at me as if to say "What just happened"...LOL! Lots of Hugs! Love, Morena

  7. Oh she is such a sweet child! Thank you, Rose! She makes me smile:) And always when I look at your dolls I wish I could sculpt and make them too:) Hugs

  8. Charming Pippi! When my son was a little boy, he absolutely loved that story!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

  9. Oh Rose, I love she ... this little girl is so sweet, and the different clothes are also great. I hope I do not miss, if you sell them on ebay, I would like to have she so much!

  10. Очень красивая девочка! Нравятся все ваши работы!

  11. Hace tiempo que no te dejaba un comentario, mi PC es un desastre, ahora he podido entrar para dejartelo, Rose.
    De todas formas siempre te sigo viendo las ultimas maravillas y siempre me quedo sorprendida por tu enorme creatividad e imaginación.
    Pipi, están increibles y tu historia es absolutamente adorable.
    Besitos, que Dios te bendiga.

  12. Oh Rose...I love her so much, she is so expressive!!

  13. I love all of the beautiful little dresses you came up with for this Pippi. I think she turned out splendidly!!! Well done, Rose!

  14. what a cute little fairy girlie :)

  15. she is incredible! and the outfits! - i am speechless!

  16. Dearest Rose
    I just had to peek in again on Pippi.. Her sweet face warms my heart so.. Truly amazing work my dear friend.
    Love and Blessings,

  17. I visit your page often for inspiration. I don't have your talent for creating such enchanting little beings but I do love to create, and your world is such an inspiration. Thank you for bringing such magic to us.

  18. The most adorable cutey! Love all your beautiful outfits created for her.

  19. В Ваших куклах столько радости!

  20. Dear Rose...just had to pop in and say how much I love this little sweetheart. She is the cutest little thing!!! Love her darling face and the dress is adorable. Love the buttons! So, so sweet! Happy Creating!!! xoxoxo ;-)

  21. I am totally mesmerized by the beauty that your creative mind, and your blessed hands bring to fruition.
    Absolutely magical!! xo


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