Monday, July 31, 2017

Sybil ~ A Dream Come True

In my last blog post, I told you about having a custom Izannah Walker Inspired doll made by one of my favorite doll artists.   This is Sybil, made for me by the very talented Jan Conwell.  She arrived home a little over a week ago, on July 24, 2017.   I am so pleased to have her.  She is better than I ever imagined!

She is 18 inches tall and petite.  She is very demure and has such a sweet face and an "almost smile." Her hands are so beautifully done and she has been given a light aged look, that I love.  Her eyes are a gorgeous blue.  Her creator even put a little gold ring on her finger as a surprise.

 Sybil has very pretty underpinnings with antique lace and a seasonal wardrobe and bonnet.  The dresses were something I very much wanted.  Changing my doll's outfits is one of my favorite things. I am borrowing Jan's photo to show her wardrobe. I hope you don't mind, Jan.   I didn't even think to take a photo of her dresses myself.  

I was allowed to choose the colors, and whether the sleeves were long or short.  Jan and Sybil picked out the fabrics.  I think they did a fine job and each dress turned out beautifully.  Her bonnet goes well with all four dresses.  

Doesn't she have such a serene, satisfied look about her?  I adore this girl!  She has gotten so many compliments from others who have seen her.
She also brought along with her, a sweet kitty.  It's made of the same pretty fabric as her blue dress. She "disappears" when she sits in Sybil's lap.
Sybil loves to read.  As a retired preschool teacher, this makes me happy.  I will no doubt find Sybil and Charlotte playing school with some of the other dolls who live here.

Her beautiful hands are so graceful.  I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to sculpt hands like this from cloth.   But then, I look at her face and I'm reminded that Jan Conwell is a master artisan.

Sybil loves animals and wanted her photo taken with my small collection of sheep.  I have a few others scattered about.  She fits in so well here.  Can you see her kitty?

I couldn't end this post without showing how well Sybil & Charlotte are getting along.  They have become instant best friends.   I love to see them sharing toys.

These are such sweet dolly blessings!   Thank you again Jan, for making my dream doll and her beautiful wardrobe.

Until next time, be blessed!


Beth said...

I think her 'almost smile' is what steals the heart :-)



Dolly Blessings said...

Thanks Beth! I agree! :o)

Jan Conwell said...

Well of course I don't mind you using the photos, silly wabbit. She is so cute with all the pets and the books and Charlotte. :~) Enjoy! (And thank you for the kind words...I'm so glad you like her.)

Dolly Blessings said...

Thank you, Jan! I love her! :o)