Layla is made of Swiss jersey. I often use the doll skin of De Witte Engel but once in a while I like to vary. Swiss jersey is less stretchy so even if you use your regular pattern, the outcome is different due to the characterics of the fabric. Layla's eyes are catching brown, she seems to be able to look right into your soul but although she has that serious look, her freckles reveal a bit mischievousness, don't be fooled! Layla features beautiful long locks that I've washed (and soaked and washed and washed) and dyed myself. It is a mix a various browns that gives Layla that magical appearance. Change the light and the luster changes along. She's wearing a dress made of Tilda fabric; I love that fabric! Not only the colors are always enchanting, the cotton never lets you down while sewing thanks to a certain firmness. I've also knitted a cardigan and a scarf. It's funny to notice I am automatically adjusting the girls wardrobes to the chilly weather. Crochet boots make her outfit complete. Layla is the sweet and patient one. She's excited about meeting her new mom but she will never show. She needs a mommy who will see her through and knows that 'still water runs deep'. Layla likes to be part of life, she's not the closet sitting type. If you're thinking about adoption her please include her into your household business and give her lots of love. She will never whine about attention but she certainly needs it.
Crystal is the sweetest doll I've ever made. She has been sitting on my desk for weeks just waiting for me to finish the custom dolls, watching all my moves and smiling at me with her heart melting smile.
She is wearing a thick quality linen white dress and white crochet somewhat lace shoes. The name Crystal and a white outfit seemed appropriate for this little angelic girl with her mesmerizing face and her sweet curls. She is the comforting type; she will share the beautiful moments with you and be there for you during challenging times.
Crystal is also made of Swiss jersey but this time I used a different pattern. Her limbs are more straight, her body is longer than my usual dolls and she has broader shoulders. She's softer than my other dolls probably because she has that cuddly image. I don't always know why dolls turn out the way they do. That's the beauty of making dolls (and other forms of art) ; a part of the making process seems to occur unconsciously like it has a will of its own. Therefore no dolls will be ever be the same.