Friday, April 28, 2017

I present Alyssa Raley Anne!

As I mentioned yesterday, the "Beach Baby" Ashton Drake Doll whom I had been calling Alanna after the girl she was created to be had a name change.

Another name that the real Alanna's mom had in her pool of names for her daughter was
Alyssa Raley Anne.

Since she already has a portrait doll named Alanna, she decided to name this baby 
Alyssa Raley Anne.

I had the best time taking pictures of this sweetheart yesterday!

She is a whopping 22 1/2 inches and weighs, per her "mother's" request, 
8 pounds, 6 ounces!

She is traveling home today.

Here is the original doll, Beach Baby:

And the photos of the real Alanna that I most used to create Alyssa:

And the Alyssa baby doll:

 My favorite picture of her:

This dolls head was SO HARD!  Not only did I have to heat it, it had to be HOT!
Even so, I broke an entire ounce of Bountiful Baby's older 40 gauge Ultra (extra strength) needles!
I barely got her head done with only 3 bent needles to spare.  This has not been my needle of choice for many years but I am glad I had them on hand because that is the only gauge and strength of needle that would root this head.

But, other than a lot of "pokey-ups" that will brush out over time, and a few places where there are several hairs in a hole, I am very happy with her head of hair:

This is the outfit that her "mama" wanted her to arrive home in.  
The real Alanna was born at 8 lbs, 6 ounces and never got to wear this shirt and jeans. 

 Ready to travel home (without the pacifier in her mouth of course!):

What a wonderful experience this was!  


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Photo shoot to happen today!

"Alanna" has been re-named by her "mommy" to another name she had picked out for her real daughter whom this doll is created after. 

Her name is now Alyssa Raley Anne.

And she is having her official photo shoot today!

Whew...another miracle is happening!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Getting closer! "Alanna"

Alanna has hair!  But her mommy wants some darker hair added to the front.  

I have been working with some photos that are hard to decipher colors and details so I've relied on her "mommy" to guide me along.  

Here she is before more hair is added.
I love this big girl!

I'll be adding that hair today  :)