Finally took some photos of the Santa Lucia dolls I made with the sweet little kit from Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy. Actually they never made it to the Santa Lucia stage, I stopped just short of adding the candles and such. But they are making me so happy. The kit didn't call for collars, but I wasn't able to make the tops of the dresses tidy enough so I improvised with circles of fabric. Happily,that allowed me to avoid gluing the heads on as the circles made for a tight enough fit to do without! Plus it added a further splash of color, which as you can gather, I like to do.
There were five dolls, one to be St. Lucia, with the others as her attendants. Since I never got around to giving them candles, I gave them each a tiny bouquet to hold.
For awhile they hung out in this shabby candelabra but eventually ended up under the "swatch and spool" tree, posing prettily.
More pics of the girls can be seen over on flickr, as well as a pool of others' doll pics. Kudos to Alicia for creating the most fun project ever! I might have to order some doll pins and supplies for crafting some of my own peg dolls.
My last post of 2007... see you next year! Cheers!