Wednesday, April 04, 2007

An exercise in observation

Isn't she darling??! This is my version of "Ruby" a new pattern by Judi Wellnitz. Her headband will be much more dramatic once the glue dries, and she still needs a necklace, but I am delighted with her. (I know I probably should have let the glue dry before taking pictures of her, but I was anxious to get this posted this afternoon before I head off to church tonight for music rehearsals.)

Judi graciously allowed me to be a tester for the pattern in return for feedback before final publication. She was tons of fun to make and every piece fit together perfectly. The hardest part was being a faithful follower of Judi's directions... I kept having to remind myself to not just go and do things with my own methods. It all comes out the same in the end, but reading every last word before getting there slowed things down just a bit.

If I do the Holiday Bazaar again this fall, I absolutely will use her to display my business cards. She will certainly garner attention!

9 comments:

Jacque Uetz said...

Oh my whaaaaaaaat a beauty , you did such an awesome job with Ruby I am sure Judy is proud..That head dress is something I love those little beads..I'm really lost for word but you got it!!!!!!!
You need to test my snail pin cushion roflol!!!

Yvette said...

She is beautiful!! I love this pattern. You did a great job with it!

Kerry said...

She is knock down gorgeous! Love her headband and everything about her!

Judi said...

I'm really excited about how well she came out. You've blown me away! She is absolutely stunning! Thank you SO much for testing this for me! I look forward to your notes.

Linda said...

Judi, she is so gorgeous! I am just blown away by this one! That face is to die for, and all the embellishments are so very pretty! I bet Judi W is so proud of what you did with her pattern.
Linda F from FL

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow she is gorgeous and I can see Judi is mighty pleased. I wish I could have tested her too but time is not right for me at the moment as I am off to India tomorrow.

Kai said...

She is one of the prettiest dolls I can recall! You did a terrific job as a pattern tester, but you also left your signature on on her with detail-work AND with that especially sweet face! I can't get enough of looking at her! GORGEOUS!

MaryO said...

Great job, Judi! This is a delightful pattern and you've done Judi W. proud.

Jan D said...

WOW Judi!! I love her !!!and especially her face ! I love faces !! WIsh I could come up with something original-- but all I can think of is ---wow--- and she is gorgeous !!The rest have said it all !!