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Sunday, April 10, 2011

FOLK ART DOLL MARY CANARY



MARY'S CANARY

Mary had a pretty bird,
Feathers bright and yellow,
Slender legs--upon my word
He was a pretty fellow!

The sweetest note he always sung,
Which much delighted Mary.
She often, where the cage was hung,
Sat hearing her canary.



Now little Mary is a pretty as a picture. Mary's facial features are created with several techniques. Her gorgeous blue eyes are watercolor painted. The shading and highlighting, of her face, were also created with watercolor. The water color is sealed to keep the coloring fresh. Her nose lips and eyebrows are needle sculpted. Mary's eyebrows are also feather stitch embroidered with a rich brown color. Her eye lashes are painted. Mary's head is a separate attached piece. Her long pigtails are wool roving. Just look at those gorgeous hand made flowers adorning her pigtails.



Mary is made from osnaburg fabric. She has individual fingers and needle sculpted wee little toes. Mary sits very well as she is a little chunky. She is about 14" tall and about 13" wide. Mary has her favorite bird and fruit print dress on. This tea stained dress with the golden print fabric trim is the perfect setting for this themed doll set. Did you notice the other flower on Mary's sleeves? Flowers and birds are her favorite things.
The bird and cage are both made from onasburg fabric. Little Canary has wired feet and separate button attached wings. You can move the wings into what ever position you want. Little Canary is 5" tall. The bird cage is wired throughout so it will stand well on it's own. It is almost 9" tall and has a flower attached to the top. Did you notice it has a cage door.

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2 comments:

LenZie said...

Love your dolls and this one is really special. LenZie

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

Thanks LenZie Mary Canary was so much fun to create. It is good to be back to creating again. I had forgot just how much work goes into creating one of these doll sets.

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