New ... Art fairy dolls

I have for a while wanted to create a few different art fairy dolls for the collection sometimes using darker tea dyed calico with trims such as rusty bed springs and unusual things I find on my travels at salvage and vintage shows. Our usual gorgeous charms and embellishments will be here, and as always beautiful fabrics, some embroidered and some I can only get enough fabric for maybe two fairy doll,  please pop in and have a look  x                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                            love Chris xxx

Frida Khalo

I have made my Frida Khalo inspired dolls as a result of my interest in this great artist and my visit to the Frido Khalo exhibition “Making Her Self Up,” at the V & A museum, each doll comes with a postcard from the day.

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore the questions of life. Wikipedia

In her 20s, Frida started wearing her own interpretation of traditional Tehuana dress: full skirts, embroidered blouses and regal coiffure associated with a matriarchal society from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Frida in green and lace

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Frida in Pink

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