Suki ~ A large poseable waldorf-inspired textile doll. Yea, that’s kind of a lot to say…

Recently I set out to create a doll, an old idea with a new twist. Here is what the final result looked like~ Presenting Suki and her little pink deer friend…

Suki loves lying under the tree while the cherry blossoms fall

Suki loves lying under the tree while the cherry blossoms fall

Using the largest bendy doll frame I could locate (it’s about 8 inches tall, and Suki just over 9″), I puzzled over how to make this idea work. As I had to use these skookum PINK!! Converse I found for Blythe’s, I had to change the feet a little. I replaced the feet with a normal set of large bendy doll base feet, then carved them using wood carving tools… and then kept going.

Hanging around ;)

Hanging around 😉

Suki’s head is made like a Waldorf-inspired head… kind of like a Waldorf doll, but with a little more detail. her head was first needlefelted then the doll knit put on. Her head is mounted on the frame (I know, it does sound a bit creepy!). Doll knit is sewn around her wire & roping limbs. Then she got some super cute clothes to go with her shoes.

Suki and friend

Suki and friend

Her little deer friend is made with wool felt in pink to match with Suki. The deer is from the deer family pattern I sell under the Bear Dance Crafts license. [You can find it on the BDC site, or via the link in the top-right of this blog. Suki and her friend are in my Etsy shop].
Most of all Suki and her little deer friend just love hanging around together… watching blossoms fall or clouds float by… and dreaming…

Friends

Friends

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