Saturday, November 27, 2010
Secret Message Doll
Here's the finished Malinda doll. She's got on her Civil War era dress - complete with buttons! - and her apron.
So that they would be able to get the secret message in and out of the back of her head, I decided not to make the bonnet that came with her dress.
I'm still not terribly happy with her hair. Out of desperation I glued three or four strands along the brown hairline. I can see that more will have to be done, but she had to make an appearance at the historical society.
Her message reads: "Gen'l Jackson - Union troops marching on Martinsburg RR - Tonite! - La Belle Rebel" I wrote it on a piece of fabric. I thought that would be more authentic (and secretive) than a piece of paper. If they were to inspect the doll, I thought, paper would crinkle. Fabric is soft and quiet, and feels just like part of the stuffing in the head. Well, that's what I would do if I was smuggling REAL secret messages in MY doll's head. Hope you enjoy!