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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Almost Done with the Little Boy

His legs have a coat of paint on them now and I'm done with him for today; I'll sand lightly and put a second coat of paint on the legs tomorrow. Since his suit will be brown, I decided for tan for the "stockings" and black for the shoes. 

I left the shoes simple for now, at least. I may paint them a little higher tomorrow, so they look like old-fashioned high button shoes. I have two or three pairs of real ones, but they are two big for him.

This is a little blurry, but you can see I signed the back of the doll properly. Too many (meaning almost all) handmade cloth dolls are not signed and leave us to wonder who made them and when, and where. It is a kindness for those who come after us, to leave information on a doll as to its origins.