Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nikki Doll

When I received Nikki's name as my Secret Santa recipient, I decided to make something special for her.....A doll created from a photograph of her..... Nikki is quite photogenic, so I had several photos to choose from that would work well for my project.... I made the photo "sepia-toned" to give it a vintage effect.

I added some German scrap to serve as her "head-dress".....

A vintage crochet lace piece serves as the skirt.... I tried to position it to look as though she is holding up her skirt in a ladylike fashion.....
Some vintage tinsel, a rose bouqet, and a floral paper base complete the project........
What fun!!
Next time, I'll share more goodies that I sent to her.
Thanks for visiting!!


19 comments:

Amy said...

What a beautiful doll you made. Very nice! Amy

Lee Laurie said...

How pretty and so sweet of you to make that for her. She is gonna love it!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Andrea said...

I love the doll, how beautiful!

Great Job!

Andrea

My Vintage Studio said...

Love the doll you made...lucky lady. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my blog give away.
Cheers, Sharon

Princess Of Pink said...

I too love the doll you made, so pretty!!

Lallee said...

You did a beautiful job with this. And you had such a perfect model for the creation.

Mary said...

Becca, that was the most creative idea and what a treasured keepsake to have from a friend. You did a wonderful job and the holding up the skirt is the sweetest. It does look exactly like she is holding it up. Can't wait to see the rest!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful doll, very unique!

Katherine

Pink Slippers said...

How elegant and beautiful !

Tutti Chic said...

I love the niki doll! happy New Year! :) Chris

Sincerely Yours said...

OMG Becca! This is gorgeous! You should definitely submit this to one of the "Somerset" publications! I've seen this style in their issues but this one is beautiful and makes some sense! You did an excellent job! Of course it does help that she is a pretty lady too! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Becca,
WOW how did you make that doll?? She is just beautiful. Is it a real doll??? I have never seen anything like it.I'm impressed:)
Deb

vivian said...

wow! great stuff.. but the doll takes the cake! love her! Im sure your friend adored her too!
hugs
vivian

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Becca!
I do believe you may have started a new crafting trend! Well, the young girls have American Girl and My Twin dolls for look a likes! hehehe
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
mary

Liz said...

You have captured Nikki! I love it!

~Liz

Our Back Porch said...

That is just AWESOME! What a special gift!

Blessings,
Rebecca

jenny said...

That "doll" is fabulous! I'm making one for my mom for her birthday, she'll love it! Thanks for sharing.
Jenny
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Marie Anakee Miczak: said...

Hi Becca,
Thank you for your kind comment an entering my giveaway.

I'm so glad I followed your link back to your blog--goodness this makes a person (who adores vintage) drool all over herself, your finds!!! I could browse your blog all day. That doll is super cool too, gives lots of ides. Happy searching and wishing you much peace, M.

Pearl said...

Wow! I really like this piece you have done, your friend is not only photogenic but very beautiful. I like the lace dress and the head piece. Your blog is beautiful and I can spend hours just looking at all your finds you have purchased. We have the same taste!