One thing I forgot to talk about last time is Marta's eyes. Obviously Pre-Marta, who started out life as a Felicity, has green eyes. It isn't clear what color eyes Marta has in the books. Here is a picture of her again:
After I decided that I was going to make Marta I had to find the proper wig. I wanted something fairly long and blond of course, but I didn't want it to be stick straight. After a lot of searching I chose this one:
|Seen in here in auburn|
AD0008D Wavy Frosted Blonde Parting Wig for 18" Girl from Ruby Red Galleria. It is a lot curlier than it is in that picture! I took wavy to mean wavy but it's more like AG Caroline's hair. Either way I love the wig so it's okay.
|Here you can see the bleach stains on her body better.|
After a night of letting the glue dry she was all finished and here you can see her before and after!
The last step in creating Marta is putting together her wardrobe. Right now it's not very big; she has one Swedish Dirndl outfit and one spring dress and one pair of two-tone boots but I have my eye on a few things! I have probably said this before, but I am very picky about my dolls' clothing. Kirsten will only ever wear things from her collection and I very rarely have my dolls share clothing. Even then they only share if they are from the same time period. So Marta has worn a few of Kirsten's dresses but mostly that's just till she gets things of her own. The nice thing about putting together a wardrobe for a custom doll is that I've been able to check out all the crazy creative and talented people out there making clothes! I'm really enjoying the hunt so to speak.
How about some pictures!
|Marta with her braid in her Swedish dirndl|
|Look at all that pretty hair!|
|Marta in her spring dress|
|Pretty Marta. I think this dress really brings out her eyes!|
So what did Kirsten think about all this?
And that's about it for Marta! I hope you all have enjoyed this look into the creation of my first custom doll. Of course the second and third customs were Caroline and Laura and you can read about them starting here! So far both of my custom dolls have been made because I had an extra doll around and I'm a sucker. I think after Christmas I'm going to create a custom who is a completely new character and we will just see how that goes!
I hope everyone has a happy turkey day and I'll catch you all after! Till then!