Thursday, March 2, 2017


One of my very dear frieds, whom celebrated her birthday last week, 
-when asked for her wish, she said a doll in black !!
So off I went to the piles of fabric and laces , to see if I 
had something beautiful, in black. 
Black, not being the color I mostly use, made me think, it could
be difficult, but I found some beautiful piec es to use.

Tulle with embroidery , wonderful shiny pieces, pearls, and
flowers , -I was happy to see them form a wonderful dress !!

She got long black/grey hair, as well and a velvet hat.

She is now received ,and live far away :-)

The little heart was created for another friend,-
I love doing such tiny embroidered pieces, -the process
of slow sewing is so relaxing and peaceful.

This weekend we celebrate my dear Mathilde`s birthday,
which I look so much forward to.
So wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Thank you all for your kind visits, they mean a lot to me, and are treasured !!

Hugs and love


butterfly said...

Goodness - she's a dramatic creature - beautiful and exotic in black, with that wonderful silvery hair. I'm sure she will find love wherever she goes. An adorable heart too. I'm the opposite of you... anything with sewing is very stressful for me, whether sewing by hand or failing to sew with a machine!
Alison x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, Your doll in the gorgeous black dress with lace details is stunning. Your friend will certainly love it. The shiny pieces and pearls make the dress beautiful. Love her pretty face and long grey hair.
Also your heart is beautiful. Lovely stitch work and details.
Have a wonderful weekend and fun celebrating with your dear grand daughter's birthday. Blessings and joys to you and your family. xo

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Dear Dorthe, that doll is stunning. I guess by now you know how much I like working with black myself, so I really appreciate your beautiful work on this doll outside your comfort zone. Your friend must love it! And the heart is every bit as lovely. Enjoy celebrating with your family. I hope that you have a great time! Hugs, Sue

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

How happy your friend will be to get her gorgeous doll in black dress - she is gorgeous and love her sweet face. The heart and stitch work is so beautiful
Happy birthday to dear Mathilde and have a wonderful weekend
love and hugs

Dortesjs said...

super fin dukke Dorthe, sort er super indimellem og den kjole er da fantastisk smukt lavet ;O)) du er bare dygtig til det med de her dukker, og ansigterne er bare skønne.

Ruth said...

What an elegant and simply stunning doll in black, as you say not your usual colour palette but a triumph none the less dear Dorthe! Wow!! And the little heart is a sweet treasure. Hugs Ruth xx

Bente said...

Hei kjære Dorthe. Den dukken i sort er bare helt fantastisk. Nydelig
Ha ei flott helg

Karen Larko said...

Hi Dorthe! What a beautiful doll!!! I'm sure your friend will treasure her forever. Just love all the pretty fabrics and bling and the hat and gray hair are perfect! You are such a talented artist. So creative! I love the little stitched heart as well. You are such an inspiration. Hugs. Karen

Jackie PN said...

What a gorgeous doll Dorthe!
Who ever would have thought that the black would be so pleasing! She is elegant in her shimmer and beading!
Again Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter- enjoy your time together my friend!
lots of love,Jackie

Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful job Dorthe, I'm sure she loved it. Black is a good color for you too!!!! xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Dorthe, what stunning doll you have created. They all seem to have a personality of their own! I love your little heart too! Hugs!

~*~Patty S said...

No matter the color of the ingredients you manage to make artful treasures dear Dorthe ♥
The black doll is charming and extra special with her lovely gray tresses!
The sweet face on that pretty heart you made makes me think of your precious Mathilde. Hand stitching is very peaceful and meditative I find too. French Knots are a favorite embroidery stitch of mine.
Happy you had more special time with your beautiful family. Mathilde is growing in leaps and bounds.
Sending hugs to you from Virginia oxoxo

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hello dearest Dorthe, I'm sure you made someone super happy with that gorgeous doll. She's a very elegant lady who knows how to dress. Your heart turned out beautifully and will be appreciated for sure as well.
I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating Mathilde's birthday.
Sending you love and hugs :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

There is gorgeous drama to this doll and Bravo to you for finding such lovely black fabrics and trims to create the doll, to dress her. I am always in awe of the personality you bring to your dolls, you create them so they become people who we can easily believe have personalities of humans.
The heart is the sweetest, I can imagine that slow stitching brings calm moments, letting time slip away.