Tuesday, June 15, 2010

She's Finished!

Just thought I'd share some pics of the completed little Aria that I've been working on for her 2nd birthday...


 For Aria this will just be a doll that Mama made, of course she's not going to know it looks like her - but it was great fun for me to work on getting a likeness happening! I actually didn't start with this photo in mind, but after I started making her, I realised where I must have been getting my inspiration.

After I decided that this doll would resemble Aria, I wanted to really capture her determination, enthusaism, and how alive she becomes when outdoors on our nature walks.

I included her amber necklace, the flower embelishment on her pants and a tie around her kimono top (losely based on a top I knitted for her a while ago that she always wears).

Now I'm working on a fairy which is larger and even more of a task than this doll. Am getting there slowly. This is sooooo addictive!

11 comments:

indigomumma said...

well done Melissa - she looks just perfect and you have captured Aria's energy wonderfully. Very talented. Hope Aria has a wonderful birthday :) Enjoy the celebration - happy birthing celebration to yourself :) xxx

Melissa said...

Thanks Elke:) Aria's birthday is still a few weeks away yet, but I'm getting organised now as there's a lot to do and a lot to make!

Kelly said...

This is incredible and what a beautiful gift for your girl. Something so precious to always treasure. So much love in this exquisite doll.

Vic said...

Wow, a lovely gift that I'm sure Aria will treasure always. Vic xx

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

wow! that is amazing. what a treasure!

dayswithdaniel said...

Simply brilliant! I adore it!

Julie said...

Wow, this turned out so great!

softearthart said...

So, so beautiful, cheers Marie

Heart Felt said...

This is so precious....beautiful xx

nocton4 said...

so wonderful, such a gorgeous gift xx

Sunshine Mama said...

Wow, she looks just like her! You are so talented.