Eliza Puddlejumper

On a rainy day in May...Eliza went out to play...

Here she is all complete and ready for puddle stomping! 10 inches tall--full body sculpt in polymer clay and apoxie sculpt. Hazel glass eyes & mohair wigging. She can stand on her own.

 

Her head and arms are partially jointed to allow limited movement.

Her costume consists of original patterns designed for Eliza and constructed with a combination of hand and machine stitches--lots and lots of blanket stitch hemming! Her leather hat is removable.

Her boots were hand sculpted from polymer clay and treated to look like rubber. Serious puddle jumpers don't use laces.

Her shirt has three tiny vintage mother of pearl buttons and was sewn from ultrasuede and organic cotton knit. I used 7 different fabrics to complete her patchwork skirt. Peaking beneath the skirt, she has yellow and white striped knit tights--these were also hand-sewn.

My first doll for 2011 is complete! :]