Sunday, May 26, 2013

Somewhat New Doll

Ettarde, or Etty (named for the character in Nancy Springer's Rowan Hood books) is a doll I made years ago from papier-mache. I was fixing her up today, and thought I'd share a few pictures of her.

When I first made her, she had a poorly constructed dress of copper colored fabric and her hair was patchy. I fixed her up about a year or so after I made her, and gave her a new outfit. She's not perfect - her face especially isn't so well painted - but considering all the effort it took to make and fix her up I'm quite proud of her.

A closeup of her hair accessory. I had originally planned to make her a fascinator, but I didn't have enough black velour fabric. I'm not really sure what it is, but it looks nice, and covers up a spot on her head where the hair doesn't look so great.

Her bracelet and stole. The fur does a nice job of covering the elbow joints, and it makes her look more refined.

Her pin, necklace, and earring. The earring reminds me of a dog paw print, which makes me happy because it reminds me of my dogs. 

She even has a little evening bag, complete with keychain! The bag is made out of the same fabric as her headpiece.

Etty is more of a display doll than a play doll, so she won't be featured in the weekly photo story, but I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of a different kind of paper doll.


  1. That is very cool! I would love to make a paper mache doll!

  2. Wow!!! She is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  3. That is so cool!


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