Wednesday, October 17, 2007

MRSBO Adoption: Matilda the Tiny Angel

Welcome to this week's adoption. May I introduce to you Matilda. She is three years old and has quite the sweet tooth. Better hide your candy canes and Christmas puddings or else it will disappear before anyone else gets to have bite...not even the fruitcake is safe. We've taken to locking up the sugar, brown sugar (both light and dark), and chocolate in Mrs. Blathersby's office safe, which really annoys our cook. You might think those bells on her dress are pure ornamentation, but they actually serve a purpose. If she is sneaking around in the kitchen, we can hear those tiny little bells. At the moment, Matilda is working on a tasty gingerbread man.

Matilda is made out of sculpted cloth and paperclay and is hand-painted with the finest acrylic paints and sealed with acrylic varnish. From the top of her head to the tips of her brown boots, she measures 10 inches tall. Her red dress is made from 100% cotton and is trimmed with tiny light green ric-rac. She wears tiny muslin bloomers with a matching petticoat. Her green and cream stripped stockings and boots are hand-painted and sealed with acrylic varnish.

Her little wings are made from unbleached muslin and are hand quilted with shiny red thread.

Matilda has hand sculpted little spit curls and is crowned with a gigantic red bow.

Matilda's gingerbread man is made out of polymer clay and is the idea of a very talented friend of mine,Teresa Clayton (ebay id: thetreadler). The gingerbread man is glued to Matilda's hand.

You will need a doll stand or chair to display her. She can sit on her own. Be careful with her though, she is still somewhat fragile.

Potential Parents please click here.


MaryAnn said...

This is an absolute hoot and a half!

thecoppermouse said...

Thank you so much maryann. :)