Flemish dollmaker form -- she is nearly 2 feet tall with jointed arms. Perfect for hanging jewelry! I first saw something similar on the American Harvest blog. They described it as a creation by Eric Cortina and called it a "santos". That was no help. American Harvest did not answer an email about where to get these or if they would be willing to sell one to me. I searched online for one several times -- a Google search of Eric Cortina and santos turned up nothing remotely similar. So when another doll appeared on a different blog and noted that it came from Ballard Designs, I went there and found this dollmaker form.
Not being one who can leave well enough alone, I felt she needed a hat of some sort. Here is what I created just for her.
Note the watch pendent on her. I filled an old watch case with vintage-looking tinsel (another find at Melrose Vintage), glued in some old beads, added a bow and put it on an old pearl necklace. I really like the pendent. However, it needs some more sparkle to it. Will have to ponder what to add to jazz it up! Perhaps a different ribbon.
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