I am entering this vintage little spool doll in the Gingersnap Challenge for this week: Coffee and Cream. The only prerequisite for this week's challenge is that you had to use the coffee and cream color palette as the main colors. I also added some black because I think black is a great accent color with browns. I love anything vintage and, in my opinion, these colors together scream "vintage".
The spool doll is made from an old spool of thread. The face is of a vintage lady that I found online and sized to be the correct size. I added some Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar Distress Inks to colorize her face a little. Her arms are from some old vintage paper doll patterns I have. I made a pattern for her "body" so that it would be the right size. For the bodice of her dress, I folded a small cream round doily in half, added a bit of Vintage Photo Distress to it and it became the 'yolk" and cap sleeves of her dress. I then added a piece of vintage lace around her neck as a collar and a small old button as a "broach". I finished off her dress with some tulle as a proper skirt for this vintage lass and a bit of sparkly gold ribbon to hide where the paper part and the spool part of the doll connect.
Behind her head, are varying sizes of scallop die cuts. The larger is black with gold Stickle accents. The smaller is cream. I added a piece of vintage ivory lace, vintage buttons and some cream and black feathers to make her a "fancy" her hair piece.
I also love adding metal to my pieces when appropriate. So, I added an antique copper dragonfly to one of the sashes of her gold bow and some antique copperish metal hearts on a wire that my vintage lady is holding.