Ava, whose heart flutters for the winged creatures.

AvaTorso This sweet little gal is Ava. She is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind art! I’ve used no patterns to create her, her bird or her clothing. Ava is 31″ tall. Her sweet feathered friend is 4″ tall & 8″ wide from beak to tail. They have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Ava’s lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her little bottom. I’ve hand-painted & sanded Ava & her blue bird top to bottom many, many times. They’ve been treated to a series of paint washes which make them look oh so vintage. Ava’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be gently posed.

Ava’s facial features have been needle-sculpted and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has big brown eyes, peachy lips & rosy cheeks. Her fingers have been needle-sculpted (by hand). Ava & her bird have been painted with premium acrylic paints and shaded & highlighted heavily with oil pastels. They have been sealed top to bottom with glossy acrylic sealer so that you may dust them lightly after display & keep them for a lifetime.

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Ava sports light blue painted gloves & brown boots with pretty light blue socks. Her shoes have been painted & heavily detailed, right down to the laces!

Ava’s apron skirt has been constructed of taupe osnaburg. It has such a lovely texture! Her blouse has been made out of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves & a pretty collar. Ava’s skirt & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (skirt, sleeves & collar). Her clothing has been treated to a coffee and lavender bud bath for a semi-grubby, aged appearance. All pieces were then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

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Ava’s sweet little bluebird has been modeled after the Eastern Bluebird. She sits atop an angelvine nest with 7 light blue paperclay eggs that I hand-sculpted & painted. Nestled among the blue eggs is one truly beautiful speckled off white egg. Sometimes female birds will lay an egg in a nest that is not theirs. It is called egg dumping. I guess that’s where the pretty little speckled egg came from. This sweet nest is filled with green & brown preserved moss. Ava’s bird is made from 4 separate pieces. Her tail is attached with a vintage blue button. Her wings are attached with heavy duty button thread. Lots of hand-painted details on this bluebird!

Ava’s hair is black, 100% mohair. It has been lightly glued then carefully needle-felted to her head. Ava’s hair is styled into low, messy buns.

This little girl is available tonight beginning at 9:15. She will end Feb. 3 at 9:15 PM. As always Click here to view or Bid.

Comments

  1. Dawn says:

    Rebecca! She is beautiful!! And her little bird, nest and eggs are just wonderful…you know I love that touch. I would love to spotlight you on my blog if that’s OK, just let me know….your work is amazing, xxoo, Dawn

  2. Christine says:

    Wow! She is wonderful and I love the bird she’s holding.I love their eyes:)
    Thanks for tagging me by the way. I will post mine later this week. I can relate to what you wrote about wondering if you’ll forget how to paint when you start a project. I’m the same way:)

  3. Danita says:

    Your dolls just keep getting more beautiful every time I check!
    I love the bird, and his eggs!!!
    This one is great!

  4. Just Beautiful!! I love the birds nest in her hands and her face is wonderful! I came over from Dawn’s blog.

    Blessings!

    Nancy

  5. Bethany says:

    I found your blog and amazing work through The Feathered Nest blog…I am just amazed at your incredible detail! All of your pieces are truly special 🙂

  6. Erla says:

    Wow Rebecca.
    I came across your blog today. Big wonderful surprise that was!
    What a beautiful doll and such work that has gone into it.
    Good luck with everything.
    Erla

  7. Rebecca says:

    She was so much fun to make & I had such a great time making her little blue bird! I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. My favorite thing about this piece is the white speckled egg.

    Thank you all for such lovely compliments!

    -Rebecca.

  8. Erla says:

    Dear Rebecca.
    Thanks for visiting my web site and for your lovely comments.
    I will visit more often for sure.
    It is so much fun to see your excellent work.
    Good luck
    Erla

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