Please meet Avigayil, a sweet steampunk-inspired doll with timeless charm. Avigayil is a 25″cloth doll, lovingly and carefully “done up” with a variety of mediums, paints, and varnishes to achieve a mock porcelain look.
Her dress is Victorian / Edwardian-ish, slightly “steampunk” but more “Rivkah inspired.” She’s a whimsical Steam Queen, if you know what I mean. Her outfit is made from organza, lace, silk, beads, sequins, and a modge-podge of stuff I like, and she’s the Bee’s Knees.
One of my favorite parts of Avigayil’s outfit is her boots. The “buttons” are made of Swarovski crystal beads and pins. The laces are ribbons, wrapped around the beads.
Avigayil is the culmination of about five years in waiting. She was originally created as a lovely cloth doll in 2008, but I always felt she needed something more. She remained more or less unfinished until her makeover. Here are before and after photos:
EVE – original fabric doll
AVIGAYIL – transformed
As my mother always says, “Good things come to those who wait!” I’m glad Avigayil is finally complete.
Thank you for looking, and have a dollightful day!