Monday, July 31, 2017

Sybil ~ A Dream Come True

Sybil
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!

4 comments:

Beth said...

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

warmly,

Beth

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)