Ryan and Lael will be getting married next month in Woods Hole, so I made them a pair of dolls as a wedding present. They met here as children, when they were Woods Hole summer kids. And this wedding will join two families that have been coming every summer for generations. I’ve always been a bit jealous of the summer people, who seem to appreciate their time in Woods Hole more than we year-rounders. For them, it’s special and magical, like summer camp, where you play and socialize, without the regular responsibilities associated with your “winter” home.
It was clear that a conventional white gown and tuxedo would not represent this couple’s theatrical leanings and spirit of adventure. Since the bride and groom have more than a passing interest in medieval history, I dressed them in period attire. Their costumes were so much fun to research and figure out how to make.
As with the Glen and Susan dolls, these figures use some techniques, such as wig-making, that will be included in the new edition of Felt Wee Folk. Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures will be coming out in the spring of 2015.
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What a wonderful gift! The embroidered details add so much to them. I have your book ‘Felt Wee Folk’ but haven’t been brave enough to try to make a doll. Can’t wait to get a copy of the new book! :o)
How fortunate Ryan and Lael are to have you for a good friend. The wedding dolls are perfect! All I can think of is Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. Beautiful!
Absolutely scrumptious!!!!! They are going to love them!!!! Years ago, I made a wedding couple of mice from a Brambly Hedge book for a young couple, the groom requested them. They are no longer together but hope they still have them.
A very thoughtful thing to make them and one they will treasure. I cannot wait for your new WeeFolk Felt book. I have had your first one for a number of years and treasure it along with a few kits when you used to make them.
thanks so much Salley.. they are beautiful and so appropriate….
I absolutely adore the clothing on this pair!