Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Faces

Sweet Lavender Children is the place to view my newly 
                   created faces before the dolls are assembled.

                Hand-Painted One-of-a-Kind Wool Felt

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sweet Lavender Children "Addie"




Please let me introduce you to "Addie Gosey".  This sweet little doll is 15" tall and made of Wool Felt.  She is Hand-Painted and has a Human Hair wig created by me.  

She is named after a real person born in Alabama in the year 1890.  
Her face was inspired by a vintage photo.

She wears a combination of vintage and contemporary fabric, lace, and trim.
Her hat is molded Wool Felt also made by me.

She is the first in a series to be made for the Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show in October

For more information about these special dolls please visit my new Web site Dessa Rae Original Art Dolls

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sweet Lavender Children

Here is another "Sneak Peek" of a new doll I am working on...I am almost finished.  I just got her wigged with a human hair wig that I made myself.  She has a new body pattern..I have been tweaking my patterns...
I just got done making a hat (Pictures to come) a vest, and undies...She has store bought shoes, but I think I am going to try making the shoes also...
So stay tuned and I hope I can finish her soon!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sneak Peek

Abba Guy
Born: 1811
Tennessee

Sweet Lavender Dolls are a new line in my
Wool Felt Doll Collection.
  
These dainty dolls stand a mere 15 inches, and are completely designed and created by
me.
Many, many hours go into the creation of my Sweet Lavender Dolls. 

These dolls are truly Heirloom Quality and are meant for adult collectors.

Each sweet little Hand-drawn face was inspired by a vintage photograph of a child.  The faces may be used on several dolls but all are one-of-a-kind.

Only the finest Artist Grade mediums are used in the creation of each little face.  Each face is sealed with a UV protectant to insure a painting that will last a lifetime.

I give most of these dolls Human Hair, that is securely attached to their heads.  But in some cases Mohair or even Tibetan Lambs Wool may be used.

All Clothes and Hats are hand-made by me and are a combination of vintage and contemporary materials and designs.  Most shoes are purchased and may be distressed.

Each doll represents, and is given the name of a real child,  a birthdate, and even a place of birth. 
Each name is totally vintage and at least 100 years old.

Each doll is signed on the back and given a bum tag with her name and Birthdate on it.

I am truly in love with these dolls and I am sure you will be too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Miniature Spotlight

Just sharing some of my Pixie Moppets from years past. 

This is Brigitte
3" Hand-sculpted
OOAK Polymer Clay

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Creating the face


I just thought I would just post a work in progress of two different dolls at different  stages of creation.

• The first picture is the start of the facial creation...I call it a picture blank where only the black and white facial features are started on the felt. 

• The second pic is of the finished face (different doll).  It takes me a couple of days to make the head because of the drying processes.  This is a fun technique and I am enjoying the process.

Talk to you soon
Dessa Rae

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My little Wool Sleeper

I am having a hard deciding if I like the open eyed babies or the little sleeper. 
This baby will be my last Newborn size for a while as I am going to create some Mini-Wool Babies soon.
Watch for them on my Website Dessa Rae Original Art Dolls

This is my newest Wool Baby that I have just listed on eBay.   On eBay Now
Thanks for looking!!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Wool Felt Baby on eBay

Hello everyone...
This is the second in my Wool Felt series.  I don't name these dolls as I would prefer that my collectors choose the names. 
I have been having such a good time making these sweet little babies.

I posted her to eBay yesterday.  Here is her Auction Link
I have started her out with a low starting price and no reserve.
Hope you will take a peek and watch her...Thanks so much!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Getting ready for the Doll Show


So excited!! The Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Doll show is this Saturday at the Salt lake City Fairgrounds.  I can't wait...
I will have some Reborns... and some Felt Babies, which I will be posting more pictures later.
Wish me luck...
XOXO
Dessa Rae

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Loves Me Some Felt!!



 Hello there!!

Well I finally got my patterns designed and the first of many (I hope) Felt dolls made.

These sweet little dolls are so cute and warm and cuddly.  I don't stuff the body too tight just so they will melt right into your arms.

Each baby is slightly soft sculptured...I really don't do a lot on these felt dolls because the fabric tends to leave holes and stretch, so I let the actual pattern make the shape of the doll.

I am trying different types of hair right now and hope to get something that I like and can use on all of my babies to make them uniform.

I really like their finger and toe nails.  The technique I use really makes them lifelike which is really hard to do on felt.

The faces are hand-drawn and painted in acrylics, Pen, and ink...

Each face is One-of-a-Kind, even though similar in style.

I think they are so adorable!!  The faces have been treated with a UV protectant to keep the sun from doing much damage.

Please visit often and watch for more babies to show up.
Please contact me if you have any questions about my dolls.
Please visit my New Website to see more pictures of my sweet little Felt Babies.

XOXO
Dessa Rae

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