This is Anna. I made her over 5 years ago, but never dressed her! Today, I spent a lovely morning handsewing her clothing. The yellow linen shift (underdress) was dyed in goldenrod flowers. The pink cotton apron was dyed with yellow onion skins, probably in a copper pot. The neckerchief came from the corner of a fine linen handkerchief with delicate drawnwork. You can see the back of her new clothes while she hides her eyes for hide-n-seek.
Hopefully she will not be embarassed to be shown au natural so that you can see how she was made. Her head and torso are a gourd, with the face engraved and stained with india ink. Her hair is walnut hull dyed wool. Its been too long ago that i harvested the branches for her limbs – i cannot remember what kind of wood. They are attached with hemp cordage.
I plan to take her with me to the 18th century Fair at Bledsoe’s Fort next weekend, and if she is not adopted, i will list her availablity in my Etsy shop.