Hello my friends,
Have you ever heard of 'frozen Charlottes"?
I hadn't until recently. Oh, I have always seen the doll parts, but had no idea that poor little Charlotte was frozen and that's what they were called until my friends told me.
Well, lately I've have been on a bit of a frozen Charlotte
find frenzy. :)
Now if that makes sense, chances are you've been following me for some time. lol!
Last week craft group #2 got together at my home and we made wire cloches.
They all turned out gorgeous and I'll be sharing those with you along with the 'how to's next week.
But today I wanted to share my fair ladies.
Two cage dolls made from chicken wire.
This one I've named 'Sweet Savannah'. Doesn't her skirt remind you of those full dresses those Georgian and Charleston girls wore?
She is actually made from a pincushion doll. I bought two of them at the Fleology vintage sale that I sold at on Saturday.
The pincushions were nasty dirty, but that's o.k. because I knew I was tearing them apart.
I kept her cage vey simple with just a bit of rust and bling.
I've also learned that the frozen Charlottes are sought after and that they can be a bit pricey. I did have to pay up for the little blonde gal I found in S. Carolina. She looks a bit like a painted lady, but I love her! I learned on Saturday from a fellow junk lover that the blonde ones are hard to find.
Maybe it's because they have more fun. ha, ha!
My friend, Joanne sent me this pin quite a while ago. That's when the passion began. This is what is on the agenda for blondie.
I call this one my 'Garden Gal'.
I had so much fun playing with her!
I just picked up the handmade lace and keys (used on both dolls) at an estate sale last week. The millenary flowers were scored in
The bird is another Carolina find. It was love at first sight!
Using linen thread I tied fresh Lilacs, dried Lavender, and a couple of seed packets to the wire cage.
Every 'Garden Girl' needs garden gloves. These mini's were given to me by my cousin, Betty. I tucked more millinery flowers inside.
Isn't her lace shawl divine? (wink)
Oh how I love my 'Garden Gal'!
This is a new board I started, so not a lot of pins. But it has some more fun, fair ladies.
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: