Agneta, last Little Sailor
When I first started talking about my Little Sailors collection I imagined 3 dolls. After I finished Apple - Rose, I still felt that something is missing in this collection. I waited for a couple of days till very clear image of my little Agneta came to my mind and I was ready to work on her. I knew I wanted to create very innocent, light and airy look. I think Agneta turned out to be just that and she completely took my heart. Who could not fall for her?
When I first started to experiment with doll's hair I always wanted to learn how to cut bangs and form different hairstyles. The real risk is, that the hair needs to be already attached, when I decide to cut it. If it turns out wrong, my little soul is ruined and I was always dreadful they wouldn't forgive me. You can imagine how much my hands were trembling when I cut it for the first times. Even though I watched countless tutorials and followed many human hairdressers I still wasn't satisfied. I went to a real hairstylist and asked to give me lessons. You can imagine her surprise when I showed her my little dollies and explained what lessons I need. I must have looked like one crazy doll maker, but the lessons were really valuable and I definitely learnt a thing or two.
I imagined the lightest cute fringe for Agneta and small curls around her neck. The whole hair style definitely didn't come out at the first attempt. Believe me, she complained a lot, about how long she had to sit patiently, while I sweat trying to manage her hair. I'm sure Agneta would have rather played with her Sailor friends instead of sitting and waiting. In the end I was really pleased how her hair turned out. Even though I still wonder if it is my hair styling skills or is it impossible to ruin her beauty.
This year the spring is really stubborn and a little delayed. As I'm writing this post, the rain, snow and sun are still playing hide and seek outside. The weather changes each hour making me to long for adequate spring so much. While walking outside we desperately tried to find some signs of the spring and this meadow of flowers just took my breath away.
The weather conditions of course, made my and Agneta's walks really difficult. I still knew that she is a sea child and I must show her our beautiful beach and Baltic sea. I love doing my doll's photoshoots outside and this beach is one of my favourite places in the world.
When it came to Agneta's outfit she wasn't very consistent with her wishes. Of course, she wants a Sailor dress, she says. But you know, there might be days when she wants something else instead. Something cozy, warm and wooly, she says.
I made her a sailor dress from finest striped cotton fabric. It has double lining in sleeves and top part. Sailor collar ties this whole outfit together and is removable. When she decides not to sail she can take the collar away and put on her little cardigan with the cutest pattern and one little button. Shoes... I cannot talk enough about the shoes of my Little Sailors. I love them all but these took me especially long to make. It was no joke to align the fabric so that the pattern would look nice. Tartan, polka dots, stripes - I'm obsessed with them all.
Agneta is a free standing doll. She is 50 cm (19,7'') tall, can tilt her head up and down, also move it to the sides. Her legs can bend on the knees, she can sit nicely. Agneta's head, torso and legs are needle felted, only her arms are free hanging and stuffed. Her hair is made of natural mohair and is very soft. You can change hairstyles and comb them.
Agneta is available for adoption in lottery style which means that I'll randomly pick the winner who will be able to buy her.
If you are interested in adopting her please follow this link and fill the form (more information there). The winner will be drawn on Sunday, 11th of April, 11am EST time. I'll contact this person by email.
I hope Agneta will be able to find a loving home❤️ Thank you everyone for supporting my work.