Fleur Becomes Flo

I finished off my doll this weekend!

Although she is based on Fleur from the book We Make Dolls, she isn’t quite the same in as much as she doesn’t have a bird on her head, or her name embroidered on her body. In view of that, she is no longer Fleur but has the new name of Flo. I love her. Is it ok to say that?!

Here she is basking in the sunlight (yes the sun shone for all of 20 minutes today!)

Flo basks in sunlight

And here’s some more detailed close ups:

Flo's face
Flo's flower
Flo's flower and leaves

I think I may have to make a bunch more of these dolls so I can experiment with different facial expressions, different colours, different embroidered bodies…

If you are on my Pay it Forward list, you may well end up being the recipient of one of these :-). Best let me know if you want something more useful!

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19 thoughts on “Fleur Becomes Flo

  1. mariatenorio says:

    Lovely doll! I also make matrioska dolls with different facial expressions, in case you wanna take a look at them: http://gineceoblog.wordpress.com

  2. annjrippin says:

    She’s lovely. Beware of the doll making bug though. I have spent the afternoon working on mine – because they are so much fun to make. I really like her and look forward to seeing the rest. Ann

    • vivjm says:

      Oh yes, I think it could quite easily become a bug! I have you to thank for inspiring me to get started in doll making (and in particular buying this book) for which I am very grateful!

  3. Hello Viv,
    That is really good! And so well-made.
    If you had used some fleur de lis type material you could have still called the doll Fleur – although Flo is better 🙂

  4. She is so cute! No wonder you ate in love with her. Stunning work, Flo suits her. 🙂

  5. Wow! Super cute! I love all of the beautiful detail you put into her! Nicely done! 😉

  6. She’s lovely! The embroidered felt flowers echo the fabric underneath so well and she has such a lovely face. :o)

  7. Gjeometry says:

    I love her too!! Want to pinch her little cheeks. 🙂 Nice job.

  8. Janet says:

    Flo is adorable! I love her face, and all the little leaf embellishments. I would think anyone would be happy to receive one like her.

  9. Andria says:

    She’s adorable…anyone would LOVE to have one. Too bad I missed your PIF list!

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