I've been working very hard as of late designing and creating my new fairy doll, Eulalia. She stands just under 20 inches, so she's larger than any of my other dolls, and she has wings! Well, she's a fairy, so duh, right?
Anyway, the biggest challenges I faced were her feet and her wings. I have never crocheted naked feet before, and they were a little tough to get right. I'm still not sure they are perfect. And the wings! OMG! I tossed out a million different ideas before I came up with the right materials and shape for her wings. My son helped me quite accidentally by turning the trial wings sideways and holding them up to her back. They looked much better that way! So I remade them out of different materials and they came out perfect. Thank you son!
Her hair was a labor of love and took several loooooong evenings (thank God for the coverage of the Olymic games) to attach every last little strand to her wig cap, then she got a haircut!
Lastly, I had to fashion a sort of tiara out of flowers. So I went to my local JoAnn's store and bought two types of little pink flowers and some floral tape and went to work. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and it's just attached to her head with stick pins, so it can be removed if need be.
I hope you like Eulalia. She will likely be joined by some fairy friends in the near future, so keep in touch and let me know what you think of her.