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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Latest doll

I've just finished another doll for our local tea shop. He turned out great after a struggle with the pattern. However, getting it done was the important part. He's an original design by Leslie Molen, simply called "The Butler". The original design does not come with the props, I created them because I was having some issues around trying to arrange a tray in his hands to have him serving tea. I searched for a suitable table and just couldn't find the thing I was after, so I made one. I pulled out my wood turns and ornament shapes and this is what I came up with. The various wood shapes are a combination of a christmas ornament spindle shape, a short candle sconce, a wagon wheel, mini spools and a wood turn that could be used for a variety of things.
The top is a flat ornament shape that I came up with a few years ago when I had a pattern published in a decorative painting ornament contest. Here is the before, just plain wood. Next is the table with a coat of paint applied. Then the whole picture, the butler, his table adorned with the tea service and a tea cup destined for his visitor. The silver tray is one I found at a second hand store for $.50. Don't you just love those treasures...


  1. Hi Romona,
    I love your butler and what a great idea for the table, looks very realistic. As usual great work.


  2. Hi Michelle,
    Thanks so much. I hope my table gives you and others ideas for their little furniture bits. It's hard to find just the right thing, so making it is the best option... Romona

  3. He is fabulous, Ramona! Most male dolls look female, but not him - his face is wonderful! Absolutely spot on! The table is brilliant - love how it turned out. Bravo!

  4. Hi Judy, I appreciate your comments and I agree. It's easy as can be to create a female face,so I was happy to that this turned out so well. It could be the moustache I gave him that helps to...Thanks so much, Romona

  5. Your butler is beautifully created. Super work.

  6. Hi Connie, thanks so much. I had a struggle to get him done, but it all worked out in the end..Romona



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