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A Hot Mess

Merry Christmas....and Happy Anniversary.

     I have had this Blog for 1 year, and averaged about 1 post a month. Yes, that is rather pitiful. I've noticed, most people who have blogs start out strong, and slowly peter out. I'm hoping that I go in the opposite direction!

     Let me introduce you to Noella, my Christmas inspired doll. Everything is my own design, except the porcelain doll blank. For a while, she was a hot mess.....I think she looks a little like an old time movie usher; If they had movies in the Victorian era.😏
     Unfortunately, gold Lame' is hard to work with, and red really highlights glue drips. Glue on the front of your dress is very unladylike.

     Her hair was crazy, and she looks a like she had a little too much Christmas cheer.
     Yes, there is a pin sticking out of her head, and no, it is not some kind of voodoo! She also has man hands.

                                                Here she is, cleaned up and sober.

     I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, with lots of 'cheer'. .....Just don't look like a hot mess in the process.


  1. Ha ha! I love it! Even dolls don't roll out of bed looking like movie stars, lol! We all take a little work to look our best - some of us more than others! 🤣
    She is lovely, Carrie! Her clothing is elegant, and more than an usher, she reminds me of a lady you'd find behind the counter at Sak's during the holidays. And strong hands are better for opening the shells of holiday nuts!

    1. Holiday nuts LOL! Maybe I should find a tiny nutcracker doll and say that he is her boyfriend?

    2. That would be funny! And... Happy Bolgiversary!!!

  2. Jodi's right ; your little Noella does look elegant! :D
    The broad collar of her costume is lovely and really frames her throat and her face. The only other observation I'll make is that I think that she could use a muff for when she's outside in the snow.

    1. You are so right.....I made the mistake of painting her nails, which is so UN-Victorian, but I couldn't bring myself to giving her gloves. Someone else suggested a scarf as well!

  3. Loving the improved, sobered-up version. :-) Her hair, her hat! And she's so pretty! You do such a nice job of face painting. I second Elizabeth's idea for a muff.

  4. Wow Carrie, your doll face painting is really great! I want to try this but eyes scare me.. lol.. I think you did a great job on her outfit too.. very detailed and her hat is adorable. :D


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