Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Custom Sasha: Butterfly Fairy

When we visit our local Botanical Gardens in the summertime, one of our favorite places is the Butterfly Pavillion. We love watching the lovely butterflies float from one flower to the next, and sometimes even land on our heads or shoulders. It is easy to imagine the the butterflies are little fairies. My daughter loves to pretend she's a fairy - she used to have a little dress with fairy wings that attached with velcro. She wore it so often that it was in tatters!

Thinking of butterflies and fairies inspired me to create Butterfly, my latest customized/repainted Sasha doll. She has a little muslin dress and I've hand painted a blue butterfly on the bodice. A sheer sparkly fabric is tied on with an iridescent ribbon.
She has little butterfly wings that attach to her dress with velcro.
Her eyes have been painted to match the butterfly, with reflection and shading to give them depth. I hope you like her - let me know what you think!

My next project is to start on a new handmade doll...

6 comments:

jenann said...

Now, how did you get Paloma to let you put this little cutie up for sale?? She would have been my dream doll when I was Paloma's age! She's so sweet.

Allegro Melody said...

Thank you! Paloma watched closely as I worked on this one, and did ask me if I could make her one, too...

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

She's so lovely! You wouldn't happen to know how to re-string Sasha dolls, would you?

Allegro Melody said...

Thanks! Sasha dolls aren't that difficult to restring. There's a tutorial on a German web site:
http://www.sashadolls.de
click on "hospital"
then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
It's in German, but the photos are pretty self-explanatory.

DollMum said...

I love the way you have painted her eyes. My one gripe with Sasha dolls is the often wishwashy painting on their faces, but you have made her look more natural and real. Is her wig original, or have you rerooted it?

Allegro Melody said...

Thanks! The older Sashas had hand-painted eyes that are often quite lovely, but I do agree with you - the later ones do have wimpy eyes. She's been given a new wig. I've tried rerooting and it's VERY tedious!