| Category: Beginnner
| Doll Artist:
Bonnie of Honolulu Profile / Articles / Webpage
Medium: The princess is
an all cloth doll
| Description: This is
the first doll I have designed
The Princess stands, sits or
lays down on her elbows with one leg bent to show her fancy boots to best
She has orange & red seed
beads forming a necklace fall with matching beads draping from the white faux
The natural snakeskin forms
sleeves with maatching trim on the leather laced boots.
Princess Zeka's cape is lined
with red satin and red & black rayon drape.
The outer cape is Japanese silk
trimmed with a panel of tan faux fur for winter warmth in her breif
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| The Critics: Well, good for you Bonnie! I suspect
you are a closet dress-designer
You chose to do a simple style
of doll (always best when starting out with patterns) and I expect she will be
a doll you will look back on with fondness as you develop your
I can understand there might be
problems photographing this kind of doll, as the features would pretty much
disappear if taken face-on.
In this instance the doll has
ended up taking second place to the fabric and fur. She needs to dominate the
picture for best effect.
Since you described the clothing
fully, could you perhaps have seated her and shown her close-up as well?
Id like to have seen the
boots and not just the cross-gartering, but they were hidden by the fabric.
I think I would also have
preferred thicker hair that was in keeping with her clothes perhaps even
a small piece of the faux fur would have worked?
The red & black is an
interesting fabric bold but small print, good for dolls. Not really
a fashion doll in the generally accepted term but she still gave me
a lot of pleasure!
All critics are
by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what
makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!