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Hey there! My name is Megan and I'm the sewing, pattern making girl behind Dolly Henry. This is my blog, where I share my own creative adventures and hope to meet fellow fabric enthusiasts. I also design and sell sewing patterns through my online boutique, alongside a beautiful collection of clothing and dolls. Thank you for stopping by!

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Estelle | Handmade Doll | Story



It's a golden afternoon, and you are walking down a little cobblestone lane. The aroma of just-baked bread and freshly ground coffee floats out from open cafe doors. A bicycle goes steadily past, the rider wearing a faded headscarf and chambray dungarees. Her basket is filled with wildflowers and books. 

Estelle.


Mademoiselle Estelle harks from France, but she now lives in Australia on a little riverside homestead. Estelle loves nature and spending more time outside than she does in. Every morning, she throws grain to her flock of three fat hens and picks fruit from the orchard for her breakfast. 

Estelle has a pet duck called Armitage, and he is a bit confused. Armitage thinks he is a chicken. Estelle bakes fresh bread each morning for her and Armitage to sup on. She wears chambray overalls, thrifted from a flea market back in her homeland and has her long locks secured with a lawn scarf. 


Estelle's beautiful face is all stitched by hand, she has chocolate eyes and flowers stitched onto her cheeks. Her hair is layers of beautiful Australian grown and milled Alpaca. This yarn is incredibly squishy and soft, it's undyed being the natural shade of the Alpaca the fleece came from. What is special about her hair yarn, is that the company that produces it makes it with almost no environmental waste. Estelle has been handmade using a blend of hand and machine sewing. She is one of a kind and took many hours to come into being. Her peter pan collar is handmade using pure wool merino felt, and her overalls feature reclaimed vintage linen. Her body consists of high quality linen and she is filled with 100% Australian Merino Wool. 


Estelle is now available in my Etsy store.

Megan x

4 comments

  1. Estelle is gorgeous, and I absolutely love that you created a back story for her! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Thank you Kez! I'm glad you enjoyed her story :-) Megan x

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  2. What a wonderful story. ❤️ The beginning is soo peaceful.. I like Estelle, she is beautiful and has a lovely story.. Sooo inspirational ..
    XXX
    Ezgi from ezgissimo.blogspot.com.tr

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    1. Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed it!! Megan x

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