Adele the Sunflower Bunny
by Carly Smith
Hi Everyone and Welcome to my February offering. I am new here and am so excited to be in the company of such fine artists and their friends!
Adele is a Southern Belle from Virginia. She is demure, but a little flirty.She loves to drop her hanky near any young buck who might pick it up. Her favorite pastime is picking flowers, although they make her sneeze!
|Made from Tea-Stained and Painted Muslin|
Adele’s facial features are hand painted and his eyes peek out through glass pupils of highest quality and made in Germany.
|Hand Painted Face, German Glass Eyes|
Her body is made of tea stained muslin that has been stuffed and weighted so she may sit on a shelf. Adele is a jointed doll in the same fashion that Teddy Bears are jointed. There are five movable joints allowing him to be placed in many positions. The head, both arms and both legs are fitted with durable fiberboard discs using the lock nut system for jointing.
Her arms are colored with acrylic paint. They are wired for posing and holding very light objects. In addition to being jointed, legs are wired too and are very helpful in posing her in multiple sitting positions. Her weighted bottom also assists her to remain balanced when sitting. Sometimes, during shipping, the weight bag inside may shift a little and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” or “bump” to her bottom to re position the weights.
|Sunflower Perch and Crow|
Adele’s golden dress is fashioned as a simple waist-less prairie dress that has been tea stained for a soft worn appeal. She wears a woolen vest with hand appliquéd sunflowers, trimmed in lace and pearls. A ruffled collar rests on a beautiful width of lace and pearls. Her hat is fashioned after a large sunflower and is fastened under her chin, and harkens back to days gone by. with a vintage style . I made her prim sunflower spool and her pet crow is an accessory from Hilltop Homesteader by Pam
Doyle and is free with the doll as a thank you.
|Page in PRIMS Magazine Fall 2015|
Adele was featured in the Article "Carly Goes PRIM" in PRIMS Magazine the Fall of 2015 along with several other pieces of mine. She has been safely kept with me since returning from the Magazine. Thank you Sara...Adele has been sold!
Until next month, stay safe and happy!
My Best Always,