Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Barbie alternative

She only asked Santa Claus for one present - a princess ( thinking this is what Barbies are called)

Cheekily (or stubbornly) I took my chances and misunderstood.

It wasn't an instant hit - 'This is not a princess!'
On Christmas Eve little princess was mostly ignored and had to sleep under the Christmas tree.

But she seems to be growing on her. She's got a name now. And sometimes, she's allowed to sleep in her bed. It is considered sort of cool that she can put on the same dress as her in the morning and that she loses her pants ( I made them too big by mistake).

I'm curious to see where this is going. 

35 comments:

Beth Lemon said...

This is just lovely. So wonderful.

We Blog Artists said...

SUCH a pretty princess...I tried that too with our girls...now they have been struck with the commercial bug...oh deer...
HUGS
Char.x

Lepäävä Esteetikko said...

This is so beautiful. Hopefully you can push the barbiephase a bit further.

I like the idea of similar clothes for both doll and child and intend to do that myself too.

MiMa said...

Liebe Trula,

danke für deinen lieben Kommentar ;).
War der Artikel im HIMBEER-Magazin?

Die Puppe ist übrigens ganz wundervoll. Eine echte und schöne Alternative zur Barbie.

Herzlich
MiMa

csr said...

waaaay better than a barbie! cuter too.

cateoh said...

This reminds me of an old book we have called 'Elizabeth' by Liesel Moak Skorpen. It's the story of a girl who gets a cloth doll for Christmas instead of the fancy one she really wants and how she learns to love it. The little girls in the story are not very nice to each other which is a bit of a downer, but the essence of the story is cute. Like your princess... very cute!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful and whimsical! I adore the bubble skirt, stripes and texture of it all.

Laliete said...

Soooo much better than a Barbie!

skyturtle.net said...

Lovely clothes! And the princess is so cute!

fliss said...

Ah! This is so much better than barbie any day. Looks as though you daughter is enjoying her new princess. Love the clothes too. Happy new year as well. X

Tuia said...

Oh, what a lovely princess! Much better than a Barbie...

Work said...

I love this!! What a darling doll. My girl got a doll from Santa, too- I was too chicken to make one for her, especially during holiday crunch time. I am relieved she took to the doll, and am surprised to find myself wanting to make doll clothes. I love the clothes you made...

fraufertig said...

Wenn das mal nicht die beste "Barbie" ist! Einfach gut.

LG
fraufertig

Trula said...

@mima. Ja. Genau. Himbeer heisst das Magazin.

karin said...

I really like this alternative. Very sweet. Will show this to my daughter.

Caterina Pérez said...

me encanta!!
much, much, much better than a barbie! donde va a parar! Your daughter is a lucky girl.

Lanapelana said...

Hola! Gracias por pasarte por mi blog y comentar! Tienes un blog muy bonito y agradable y esta muñequita me encanta! :)

An Art Nest said...

Your princess is wonderful!

Kaylovesvintage said...

cute little doll

marshall p said...

love love love love... love.

CrisCamarena said...

hi, I love your dolls, I'd like to show them in Kireei if you don't mind, I can't find your email anywhere in the blog.

Trula said...

@CrisCamarena. I am glad you like them. Of course you can show them on Kireei. Please include a reference/link to this blog.

Bichos da Matos said...

She's much more stylish than Barbie! Bravo!

Laura said...

Hi trula,
this handmade doll is so beautiful!
My one years old baby just loves it! :-> she looks at the monitor and she talks to her and smile etc..... so...my question is... where can i get one!?? :-D thanks so much in advance for your kind reply

best regards from brooklyn, ny

ciao
laura

hazel and hunter said...

adorable! what a great idea - and she's cherish it so much when she's older!

Trula said...

@laura. That is very sweet. My little one also really likes her. Could you send me your e-mail address? I can't see it on the comment itself.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I hate Barbie, I did a post about her too last year. These are lovely.

-m- said...

love it!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's so sweet. You're an awesome mom. :)

Laura said...

dear trula,
my email address is:
lauraocelli@hotmail.com
THANKS
laura :)

UK lass in US said...

So much better than a Barbie! I told my kids that I was allergic to Barbies and they actually believe me...

Cheryl said...

Do you have a pattern for this lovely little princess?

Trula said...

@Cheryl
I am sorry I don't have a pattern. I just drew her onto the fabric.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

so wonderful! much better than barbie.

Mari, Small for Big said...

That doll makes my heart hurt she's just so perfect. And the clothes are genius!
If you don't sell these, you should. And if you do, I want one!