Today I thought I'd make a dress for Hope, my limited edition MSD sized girl from Kaye Wiggs. It occurred to me that Hope had been here for some time but I'd not sewn anything for her in ages....I checked and was surprised to find that she's actually been in my collection for almost 6 and a half years, having arrived here in July 2012!
If you don't know the history of Hope by the Australian artist Kaye Wiggs, then let me tell you a little bit about her. Hope was sculpted in September 2011 in order to raise money for "3 Angels Nepal". "3 Angels Nepal" is a charity who help rescue young girls who were sold into prostitution and slavery, by setting up manned booths at the border to stop the rickshaws etc before they could take the girls out of Nepal. They also rescue young
boys who are sold for body parts. The sale of Hope raised approximately $90,000 for the charity and some of the money was also used to buy land for growing vegetables etc for the orphanage where they housed the rescued girls. The charity was also able to purchase a water truck and water pumping facilities so that they can now supply water to surrounding villages. This brings them an income so they can continue their rescue work as well as help meet the expenses of the orphanage.
So Hope, in her new dress, got some time in front of the camera. I hope you like this small selection of the photos. The weather was a bright and sunny 23C but was a bit blowy later in the day....and once the sun had started to dip in the sky, so it became quite chilly. But the photos didn't come out too badly, Hope never fell over or out of the tree and the sunshine through the leaves of the tree did make some nice dappled shadows on her :)
I'm sorry the photos are a bit 'samey' but hope you enjoyed seeing Hope again. Tomorrow I hope to start on a new outfit for her sister, Layla, my other doll sculpted by Kaye.
Doll: Hope in Sunkissed resin sculpted by Kaye Wiggs
Faceup: Hope's faceup is by me.
Outfit: sewn by me.
Wig: Monique Gold restyled by me.
Thank you for visiting, have a great week!
Big hugs Sharon in Spain xxx