Monday, 15 November 2010

Maisy Pickles

Good morning all.
Today I'd like to introduce you to Maisy Pickles.
Psssst...Maisy.....turn around and sit down!


As I said this is Maisy Pickles.
My original inspiration for Maisy came from two little girls often seen on another bloggers page, called Molly and Daisy. Hence the name Maisy (a mix of the two). I hasten to add Maisy looks nothing like these two scrummy little girls but is the end result after much sketching and stitching and the creative process. She is the result of everything percolating through me! lol.

She has a mass of unruly curls, very Wuthering Heights don't you think? (there is possibly a good reason for this but we'll come to that later)

She has a delicate embroidered face.
I didn't want her to look too babyish, she's not a 'babydoll'.

As you can see from the size of my hand, she is quite dainty and is about 13inches tall. Her pretty robe is a little bit shabby and worn around the edges just as a well love rag doll should be! It's made from vintage embroidered linen tray cloth that had seen better days.

Underneath she is wearing a pure silk shift recycled from a pretty blouse. It fastens at the back with...

a little pearly button. I really enjoyed hand stitching the tiny button loop.
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So that's Maisy Pickes, I hope you like her.
Oh, the Wuthering Heights connection... well we've had a film crew here in the Dales this Autumn filming a new version for the big screen!
They used a restaurant in our village as a base to audition locals as extras and have been filming in an old derelict building over the other side of the Buttertubs Pass near Thwaite in Swaledale. The camera crew stayed in a house opposite us and were out and about by about 7am every morning. I believe one of the leading ladies is the very pretty actress Kaya Scodelario (Effy Stonem in Channel 4's Skins) She had a picture of our village waterfall on her twitter page and comments that although it's breathtakingly beautiful in North Yorkshire, its absolutely freezing up here!
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Well she's not wrong! lol.
till next time
love fi x



27 comments:

Kandi said...

Oh wow, she is a beauty! Her hair is lovely, my Aunt has hair just like that, she reminded me of her straight away :) Her gown is beautfiul, she is a treasure.
Kandi x

Wipso said...

It seems we have both been doll making :-) Both very different though. I really love Maisy. Clever you.
A x
ps I'm still managing my 20 minutes if crafting every day :-)

The Flower Garden said...

She is absolutely beautiful, I am smitten.
I love her unruly hair and dainty features.
You very clever lady.

Helen said...

I love Maisy she is beautiful! Her hair is just like mine, very unruly!

dawnmarieg said...

Just a beautiful Rag Doll, so pretty. Love her delicate clothes and her hair is tremendous! Love all those curls..xx

Suzanne said...

She is so beautiful!
And the look on her face is very lovely.
Suzanne x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love Maisy, so very pretty. Her hair is wonderful!
Vivienne x

sylviesgarden said...

Maisy is absolutely beautiful, all those little details are amazing. I love her.
x

Lululiz said...

Maisy is quite the period drama beauty, you are so right. Love her masses of curls, I am quite envious of all that lovely hair.

Autumn Mist said...

Wow, she's beautiful, and so detailed. Really lovely. I didn't realise how delicate she was until the photo with your hand. If I see this new Wuthering I'll think of you.

Carol said...

Maisy is indeed a very beautiful doll, her hair is fantastic.
Is she bound for your friend's shop or are you keeping her?

Serenata said...

Oh she is really dainty and gorgeous Fi. Gosh how did you manage to turn her arms and legs in the right way??

Beautiful face, you must be really proud of her.

Nannie Sheila said...

Please do a pattern for sale for the adorable *Maisy* ............

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Fi, love your new creation, from her sweet embroidered face to through to the embroidered button loop.
You have put a lot of work into her and it shows.

Just wondering, has she been up wandering on the Moors, hence the unruly hair?

Lovely sunny morning here, although a bit on the cool side.
Enjoy your week.

Claire X

Anne said...

What a gorgeous doll. I love everything about her, but especially her face. Just gorgeous.

Sandi said...

What a beauty you have there, love her little smattering of freckles too and her outfit and her hair, well everything really. You are so clever Fi and patient.
xx Sandi

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh she is gorgeous - I love her! Her face is so pretty.
Julie xxxxxxx

Jak said...

She's adorable. Her face is perfect, always hard to get the right look.
Jak x

melanie said...

Maisy is just beautiful! You are so very talented! :) xxx

MarmaladeRose said...

Hi Carol.

I always keep the first one of everything I make. Just for future reference, but I am hopin to make some more Maisy Pickles to sell.

Fi x

Twiglet said...

What a beautiful little doll Maisy is. Yes - very Wuthering Heights. Will look forward to the film!

Alchamillamolly said...

I want to own Maisy Pickles' cousin or sister!! You are so clever Fi xxx

Carol said...

That's a good idea, Fi, to always keep your first make.
I'm sure any more you make will be very popular.
Thank you for the reply.
Carol xx

funkymonkey said...
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funkymonkey said...

She's a bit gorgeous your Maisy Pickles.

Tracey

Pearly Queen said...

She's gorgeous! I have a granddaughter called Molly, and she has a cat called Daisy, but I think it might be hard to morph the two into a lovely doll like yours...

...maybe she could have tabby striped hair...

The Fairy Glade said...

GORGEOUS. Would love to have hair like that myself! Dev x