happy new year readers!
ok, that might be a little late. i realize that it's almost february, but i've finally worked out the kinks in my system of uploading photos and i can now blog in comfort on my wonderful laptop and not on the big computer that lives in the frozen minnesota basement!
today i wanted to share with you a doll i made this december. it was inspired by a doll i created just over a year before. you can find that post here. you see, there was a small girl taking a class in which the previous huldra was featured, and she decided that she wanted a huldra for christmas. her mother, luckily, was able to contact me in time to make this happen! it's such a delight to be able to fulfill the wishes of a child.
it's always fascinating to me just how unique these dolls end up being. yes, i change the colors a bit, change the outfit and such, but they always seem like such specific individuals before i've chosen much but the skin color. right away i knew that this one would be traditional as well, but in an entirely different way than the previous huldra.
so i made her a bunad, a scandinavian folk costume.
here you can see her tail as well as her removable apron.
i also added a little jingle in her step. thinking of reindeer and red and that part of the world.
and here she is both with and without her apron. i kept a similar hairstyle to the previous huldra, and of course, she needed the cowbell. it is a part of her heritage after all. :)
here's a little close up portrait. note that i'm using different eyes now. i think these are a wee bit more endearing than the 'pie-eyes' i used previously.
thank you so much for looking! i've got some exciting projects to post about, so i'll be back soon.
take care and have a great day!