Tuesday, June 29, 2010

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

For the longest time I've wanted to make an East of the Sun West of the Moon set of dolls. It's always been one of my favorite fairy tales, right at the top of the list with "The White Snake", but that's another post. I thought about this for a long time...probably over thought it which is my normal working mode. The bear wasn't the problem...well considering I'm a novice needle felter he wasn't exactly easy but at least I knew what he needed to look like. It was the girl who was the issue. I love the Dulac illustrations but I knew that wasn't my style and I just couldn't see how she should look. Then I did a bit of research and found that the story is Scandinavian in origin, and that's when it clicked for me. I could see her in my head perfectly! Don't you love when that happens? Sometimes an idea just has to percolate! So here they are...



You can see more photos of them here. What do you think, did I get it right?

12 comments:

  1. yes ... that is just how it is ... the answer to a project "arrives" and then the work comes together ...Absolutely love this sweet pair ... perfect ...and the detailing on the maiden's clothes are adorable!

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  2. You did an outstanding job! I love them both!

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  3. Ohhhh,,,,they are Beautiful!!!

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  4. omigosh, I love both of them. They are both amazing!

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  5. You absolutely got it right.

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  6. This set really caught my eye.. How adorable they are.. you did an outstanding job! I love them both!
    xoxo

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  7. They are darling. Love the pigtails and the polar bear is so sweet, love the face. You did a wonderful job. God bless. cathy

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  8. what a neat idea, havent heard that tale since I was a wee lass, you did a phenominal job of putting a face to my memories. Thanks for sharing your beauty!

    Blessings

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  9. Beautiful piece of work here! Both characters are pefect. The polar bear is wonderful and her costuming is perfect. Love her pigtails!

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  10. Oh, I love her! You definitely got it right! It really captures the feeling of the story.

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