This young lady is a 17- Inch tall candy container doll. The papier-mâché head of this candy container was cast in a mold that I made directly from an antique doll head that I restored prior to making the mold. The head is painted with artist oils. The body of the candy container is made from two graduated cardboard cylinders. Her arms and legs are spun cotton with wire armatures. The darker top layers of her skirt are vintage crepe-paper, with newer crepe-paper petticoats underneath. Her jacket and hat are made from cotton batting with hand-made spun cotton snowball accents.
She holds a mica dusted spun cotton snowball in one hand. This candy container is not an exact reproduction. I deviated from the original from which it is based by using papier-mâché to cast the head rather than bisque, to make the head lighter weight. I used a slightly different antique doll head from the original to make my mold. I changed the size of the candy container to keep the doll in proportion to the head used. I chose a wood base, rather than cardboard, for more stability and added mica around the edge of the base and to the large snowball she holds in her hand.
Visit my blog to see more photos of this candy container:http://spuncottonornaments.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/not-quite-spun-cotton-ornaments-but-almost/
You may custom order this candy container for any holiday for an additional $35.00. I am happy to change her clothing to suit the occasion.
This candy container is made to order only. Once ordered, it will be placed on my custom made order calendar in the first available date, which may be quite a few months in the future. Call 860-355-5709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss custom changes and estimated delivery dates.
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