Friday, March 25, 2016


I have a very dear friend, whom lately celebrated her birthday, and knowing
she is very fond of all things Jane Austen, I desided to create ,for her,
a Jane -doll-

I found a face from the period,- in my collection of purchased digital sheets,- which
is often used to illustrate the figures in Jane Austen`s stories.
It was transferred to fabric, and then made to a 3-d head.
Her body was drawn freehand, sewn and dressed in ,something
likely to have been worn, back in late 1700- first 1800.

You can`t se it but she is wearing lovely under wear,
and the bonnet was a must from that time. I had to have a
little bling ,too :-) 

I gave her a little collection, of Jane-quotes in her hand , from the same
digital sheet, as her face.

I love to read them, and smile !!!


We miss the sun here, but hopefully it will soon be back,
to brighten the days of spring.

Thank you for visiting and for commenting, it means
so very much to me.

Hugs and love, Dorthe 


Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Dear Dorthe, what a beautiful gift you have made for your friend. I know that she will cherish it. I hope that the sun is shining by now! You have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Sue

Paper Profusion said...

Your Jane doll is absolutely beautiful Dorthe. Especially love her face and the little quotes in her hand. Perfect with her gorgeous, lavish attire! How beautifully made that nest is too. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter. Nicola x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Amazingly beautiful. Such a "Little Treasure" to cherish. Do we ever out grow a special doll? I think not. Your face is perfect for the wonderful laces you have chosen. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter.

my cup of tea said...

She is sooo wonderful! Such a fabulous gift!
Donna A

Kirsten Eriksen said...

Det er bare så utroligt, hvad du har af ideer og ikke mindst evnen til at få det til at blive så fantastisk. Det er altid spændende at se, hvad du nu har fået kreeret. Fortsat god påske med eller uden sol.

Anonymous said...

Dorthe, Your Jane Austen doll is incredible!
You perfectly captured the essence of Jane Austen, with her sweet face, bonnet and beautiful dress, oh my word this is fabulous! Then the little book of quotes, such attention to detail.
The sweet nest, it is adorable.
Dorthe, this is a beautiful, beautiful blog post.

Judys Lace Creations said...

What a pretty little doll!

Createology said...

How very thoughtful of you to create a special Jane Austen doll for your friend's birthday. She is beautiful and I adore her little ncluded quotes. Lovely teacup with nest and eggs. Happy Easter Blessings Dear...

Dortesjs said...

woo stunning Dorthe, love the touch of adding Jane-quotes in her hand, great gift you have made for your friend.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

She looks like she just climbed out of a Jane Austen book, dear Dorthe. The doll turned out just fabulous and you did a great job with all the wonderful details. Your friend will be thrilled.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter! I hope you get to see the grandkids. I wish I could send you some sunshine but today it's not too pleasant here either.
Mange kys og knus,

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful gift you made. You are a wonder! Happy Easter. Xox

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

The Jane Austen doll is so very beautiful and love her sweet dress and pretty bonnet - lovely that she comes with her little book of quotes.
Your friend will be so happy. also love the sweet birds nest and eggs.
Do hope you and your family are having a happy and peaceful Easter.
Hugs and blessings

Terri said...

Happy Easter Dorthe!
Your Jane Austen doll is so very dear! I love her dress and how you made her bonnet, and her face. She really looks perfect for the time period and gives a real JA feel. The little tags are so cute too! You make the most lovely dolls! I am sure your friend is going to be over the moon about her! ; )
Your tea cup and nest is wonderful too and speaks of spring.
Hugs and hugs,

Bente said...

Hei kjære Dorthe. For ei nydelig dukke du har laget. En flott gave til din venn.

Anneke said...

Dear Dorthe
Your friend is so lucky to get such a beautiful doll.
You did a great job in designing and her face is so pretty.
You are very talented Dorthe and i am always surprised to see what came out of your hands.
Take care and have a lovely Easter with your family.
hugs from Anneke

~*~Patty S said...

OH Dorthe ♥ your Jane doll is so beautiful and what a treasure of a gift for your special friend!
Her sparkly necklace suits her and her lovely little book is such fun too.
Your transfer worked brilliantly along with how you fashioned her body.
When my mother made her little dolls she always gave them pretty underwear too :-) She would have so enjoyed your doll creations and everything you do.
Happy to have some time to catch up with you my dear friend.
Having our son home has not left me much time for myself helping him get ready for his hiking trip and enjoying his company too.
Lots of cooking also LOL.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello there my friend! I have returned from my visit with family and had to stop in to see your beautiful doll! Your work is so extraordinary Dorthe! Oh my goodness I love all the sweet details you've added to her - The lovely swiss-dot fabric dress, shawl and bonnet seem period perfect. Just right for the early 1800 century; and the little picture book and quotes is delightful! She is wonderful Dorthe~ Peace and blessings to you dear friend~ Karen O

butterfly said...

Absolutely charming - what a perfect tribute to one of my favourite writers!
Alison x

Jillayne said...

Such a beautiful doll Dorthe - she is treasure and you have worked your magic here with all the beautiful details. I love her! And such a clever idea to include the little packet of Jane quotes... I have read all her books and loved them all!