Now began the task of asking appropriate questions to try and learn more about what type of doll she might picture for her friend.
Well Leslie said that her friend has shortish hair (that she colours shades of brown), blue eyes, loves the colour pink, loves to garden (flowers mainly) and loves cats.
I had my list and decided that with this description I would make a doll that represented her friend as she was ready to garden on a cool day after having gone for a run earlier.
I then decided that a gardener could use a canvas gardening apron with a big pocket for her seed packages and clippers. I made the apron she wears and embroidered some flowers on the front. I then used my photocopier to reduce actual flower seed packages to fit the apron. The clippers are mini jewellery pliers. I also gave her a wee kitten necklace.
|A close-up of her flower basket with butterfly on the top handle.|
|I made her gardening gloves as well.|
|Her cat is hanging on to her arm.|
She was great fun to make and I hope that use is well received.
|A close-up of the gardener with the beautiful blue eyes.|