I am so happy with how Queen Lorena turned out. It was so much fun to do all the facial sculpting I had never tried before, like the eyelids and chin (yes, it's weird to knit a chin for a doll, but I swear she needed it). I definitely want to experiment more with these kinds of facial details in the future.
|The Queen with her eyelids, eyelashes, brows, nose, mouth, and ears, but something is missing...|
|With a chin and, hair, and powder blush to make her cheeks rosy!|
Her costume was also a ton of fun to make, I love making mixed media clothes for dolls!
|Her underclothes and bodice are all knit as part of the doll body.|
|Her skirt and collar are made from this purple batik fabric, and her brooch is crocheted wire with a bead. Here tiara is knit wire and beads.|
Here arms and legs have pipe cleaner "bones" like most of my dolls, so that they can hold a pose.
It was very important for the Queen to have exactly the right yarn for her hair, so I went down the street to my local yarn shop, Soft Horizons Fibre,
|Soft Horizons Fibre yarn shop (isn't it cute?) I love the house as much as the yarn!|
I plan to type up Queen Lorena's pattern and have it for sale on the Etsy shop soon, so keep an eye out if you would like to knit a Queen Lorena doll of your very own!