Thursday, 28 August 2008

another doll bites the dust



It was my older sister's birthday last week and as always I had the dilemna... what do you buy someone who has everything?? With my newfound sewing powers and crafty ways, I soon came up with the perfect solution. While you may have noticed that I am a huge believer in the "Ways of the Co-ordinated", I learnt absolutely everything I know off my sister, the Matching Master. So without further ado, may I present the Divine Miss Marie! She wears gorgeous gold necklace with leaf detail, complimented perfectly by her ribbon trim belt. And a girl can never wear too much gold! Gold trim on both shoes and handbag and of course no outfit is complete without a touch of "M" bling! 

The pattern is based on the one from
here but with a few little tweaks. I'm really happy with the finished result and think my sewing is finally improving (I've even let you sneak a peek up close!).

24 comments:

SadieandLance said...

Woot woot check out that bling! Great job on the sewing indeed.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Wow, she is lovely - a definite style icon! Your sewing is beautiful.

Maureen said...

A personal doll? What a wonderful gift, bling and all!

Moiface said...

I loved that martha stewart episode where the Black Apple gal made the dolls.

Cass said...

She looks great, I'm sure she will be loved

handmade romance said...

OMG the shoes, I love the shoes!!! Everything about her is define! What a beautiful present for your sis : )

cindy said...

This is so cute, I lvoe the tweeks but you can still tell she is a black apple baby. The face is so sweet. I am sure she will love it.

Kirsty said...

I love her matchy matchiness. She's got style.

jodi said...

so sweet - love the shoes.

katiecrackernuts said...

A lovely, lovely gift.

Jodie said...

She could give style lessons that girl!

ingrid said...

Miss Matchy Marie really is divine! Does the handbag come in large?

Christie said...

OMG those shoes are KILLING me! Nice work :-)

Michelle said...

She's a stunner!

Can I be your sister?

handmaiden said...

oh I made a dress out of the same material....gret job

karen c said...

you have such a cute blog! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
xo

Jane said...

gorgeous! :-) I am not good at making arms...too narrow for me!! :)

BigCat said...

She is divine. I'm most impressed with your sewing.

How is your crochet coming along? We must be about due for an update.

Annalisa Backlund said...

Cute!

Stacey said...

Oh she's lovely! I love her little purse.

twocheeseplease said...

I LOVE the shoe detail! Gorgeous!

And very brave of you to show us up close - I'm still working on that one. I think it's definitely the sign of a good seamstress - my sewing is still too wobbly to show up close yet!

I bet she'll LOVE it.

~Holly
Two Cheese Please

Emjie said...

I cannot think of a lovelier and more personal gift for your sister. I truly am a believer in the handmade gift.

Dudley Redhead said...

totally gorgeous! I love your combos.

Hila said...

she is very lovely :)