Hi and welcome my sweeties! I am pleased to introduce a new design: a larger doggy, really different and she came out really sweet.
Because of all the flowers that I have incorporated in this piece, it was not difficult to find a name: FLEUR, which means flower in French.
Besides Fleur this vignette is consisting of: a rusty watering can with paper flowers, the wooden keepsake box + a very personal card for the new onwner.
I love the wonderful colors of this piece: the soft aged peachy pinks, creams and browns. The wooden keepsake box with embroidered ribbon and the rusty watering can with hand tinted paper roses to complete this set. The whole set is wonderfully distressed to look old and I am sure that you won't be dissapointed in this piece. It's definitely a unique piece to add to your collection!
What do you think of Fleur's navy dress? Isn't it awesome! It was especially designed for her. "HAUTE COUTURE" i.m.h.o.
The navy dress, hat and collar are made of soft pink and ivory cotton with hand stitched cords and accents. It is hand dyed and shaded to make it look old word, frumpy & shabby.
The paw & foot pads are made from a piece of flesh pink vintage flannel wool which I found on a Doll & Teddy Bear Fair in Holland. They are heavily aged and shaded for definition.
Fleur comes home with a very unique One-Of-A-Kind keepsake box. I have used very old colors to give this box the most vibrant vintage look and feel. There is a bunch of paper roses in the rusty watering can. I hand tinted them then heavily distressed and aged for definition.
The embroidered label refers to the theme of this set: "Un Petit Jardin Rose" translated into "A Little Pink Garden".
There is an embroidered border around the box with a very beautiful and delicate garland of flowers. As you can see, I used just 1 strand for the cross stitch over 1 thread. The edges are trimmed with vintage cotton lace.
At the backside you find a vintage aged silk ribbon for a sweet romantic finishing touch.
The lid is beautifully painted and aged. It looks as if it has been used for many years. And not only does it look old, believe me when I say that is smells old too. Inside there is a surprise that only the new owner can reveal. The oval box sizes: heigth: 5.5. cm / 2.2 inches, diameter: 20 cm / 7.9 inches (longest side).
Fleur is one of my larger pieces. She looks and feels "gigantic" compared to my smaller designs. The size details: 31 cm / 12.2 inches overall piece, 25 cm / 9.8 inches without sitting alone, 32 cm / 12.6 inches from the tip of her right ear to tip of her toes.
It took me a lot of time to figure out a new head joint technique. The head is large enough, but the neck is very narrow. After some hours of drilling, sawing, sanding etc. and lots of try-outs (these were oops, ahhh's and #@$%&*@#!! ) I managed to place a fully posable neck joint.The head be posed and rotate in almost any direction you like.
Fleur's nose is sparse stitched in faded old pink. It is distressed and waxed to make it look older. It looks so darn cute!
She has also has very cute erect ears with hand tinted details done in a new technique. They are posable in any position without wiring them! And she also very cute big shaded smokey eyes which are backed in wool.
...LOVE is like a butterfly: it goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes...It is handmade by me and she flutters happily. But her favorite spot is still on Fleur's foot.
Part of this set is the itty-bitty personal postcard. YOUR NAME GOES HERE will be replaced by the name of the new owner with your own customized text. Your wish is my command! And the other side will not be forgotten too.
FLEUR HAS BEEN ADOPTED
Believe me when I say I live by precision and excellence when it comes to bear making. The complete ensemble and everything else that you see is handmade. All my work is created with deep love and passion.
I take a lot of pride in my work and spend hours upon hours to give them their own personality, details, lovely designed clothes and accessoiries. It is what I call pure artistic love.
Fleur's description is 100% accurate, and you will not be dissapointed if you decide to adopt him. If you do have any questions about this item, please feel free to contact me. Or you can email me if you would like to be added to my customer E-list, where I notify you by e-mail when new pieces become available.
As with all my work, including, clothing & accessoiries: it is for the ADULT collector only and NOT for playing!
All my pieces are created in a smoke-free home. Only items stated in the "listing" will be sent home with her.