Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jane Austen's Emma!

My latest Jane Austen doll is Emma Woodhouse, the confused but clever heroine who knows that to be poor and unmarried is to be pitied, but to be well-off and unmarried is always respectable, and she happily belongs to the second category. The movie "Clueless" is based very much on Emma, and keeps all its humor and innocence. I like the movie, but I love the original.

My Emma is paperclay with viscose hair. Her pink cotton dress has printing of the novel Emma as its print. Mrs. Weston, Mr. Knightley, and Harriet Smith are all discussed in the print on her dress. She also wears little kid slippers, cotton bloomers with lace trim, and a handmade bonnet with handmade lace and ribbon flower along with a feather.

emma doll
jane austen's emma doll
jane austen doll
jane austen emma doll

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sense and Sensibility Doll

More Jane Austen! Marianne Dashwood, the oh-so-romantic heroine of Sense and Sensibility, is my latest doll. She's sculpted in paperclay, jointed at the shoulders and legs. I wanted to print the text from the book on the dress again. After much trial and error (and cursing and pulling of hair) I got it down. Her bonnet is the capote style, popular just at the turn of the nineteenth century. Again, she has little slipper shoes and bloomers with lace under her skirt.

I think Emma and Elinor and Fanny are still calling my name.

jane austen doll
marianne dashwood doll