Here in Georgia, USA, the temperatures have been much warmer than usual in February and March, 2017. We have had a few cold days and nights, but not many.
Hitty Gracie, carved, painted and dressed by Susie Graber, has recently joined the Sixes Community Hittys here in Holly Springs. Because the flowers and trees have responded to this warmer weather, and are blooming beautifully, Hitty Gracie climbed our Peach tree to get a close up view of the gorgeous pink blossoms. She finally managed to get right where I could get a great photo shot.
Saturday I attended an antique sale at a doll lover’s home. It was amazing. The lovely lady who lives there creates boxes and wardrobes for very small antique dolls. She had antique dolls, doll clothes, a few small dolls, and many selections of laces, antique fabrics and trims, for sale. It was a doll dress makers heaven. I fell in love with two tiny baby dolls, and when I could not decide which to purchase, of course, I bought them both.
The latest Hitty I am carving is a multi-jointed doll. Normally,
Hitty is jointed at her shoulders and hips with wooden pegs,
and the arms and legs move in tandem. My newest Hitty,
Arrabella, has ball joints at her elbows and knees, too. And they move
separately. She was begun in Easton, MD in a Janet Cordell (janetcordell.com) carving
class. Wanda Wildrick arranged the carving class at the Water Foul
Building in Easton. We have had 2 carving classes there at the Water Foul Building.
Hitty Arrabella was began during the first class, probably 4 years ago. Now
we are at the final point of making a Hitty, which is painting her face, and
her socks and shoes. The face is by far, the most difficult to carve, and to
paint. I will show the results when finsihed and when she is dressed (I guess that
making her clothes is the aftermath of carving and painting!