Lady Sally's Jessica Hamby Art Doll

I have a little secret.  I never watch TV.  In fact, I'm not sure why we bother paying for cable because no one in our home watches TV.  I know....  weird huh??   I tend to spend most of my time working on dolls and listening to music while I'm working.
A few weeks ago, I got a request to do an art doll for the lovely Lady Sally.  She sent me a picture of a girl in a yellow sundress and between other custom orders that I was working on, I started making the body parts for the doll. Even though Lady Sally suggested doing a google search on a girl named Jessica Hamby for more pics, I chose to use the original photo she'd sent me as my inspiration.

So, what does all this have to do with not watching TV you ask?  Well, today, Lady Sally asked me if I could make her doll look like the character she plays.  What!!!???  I frantically typed Jessica Hamby into google, found out she's in a show called True Blood, and then You Tubed the show.  Thank goodness I was able to find a video with the young lady in it!  Anyway, here's some pic's of her progress:)

From top to bottom: 
: The hair, fabric and trim,
: Heads drying before sanding - made two so I could decided which would be the better to use,
: Legs connected with embroidery thread,
: Waiting for paint.
More pic's comming soon.  Hope you like her so far Lady Sally:)


  1. Wonderful project!

  2. Wow Shelly, what a cool project. Can't wait to see the finished doll :-)


  3. I only watch TV to see TV series, I´m addicted to many of them, including True Blood.
    Jessica Hamby is a wonderful character, a difficult teenager vampire role, funny, sweet and dangerous, and of course, atonishing beautiful!
    I´m sure your doll will be wonderful. I have to say that your dollies are even gorgeous when they are unfinished! I like very much their lovely shapes.
    Happy weekend, Shelly!

  4. I hardly watch TV, when I do is to watch a movie.
    I love your WIP pictures! She is looking great :o)

  5. your clay dolls are so amazing, and pretty

  6. Your clay dolls are so pretty that they have inspired me to try my hand at a clay doll myself. I just finished the final touches and the neck has cracked where I attached it to the head. I thought I used a pretty strong glue. Do you have any advise on attaching heads.


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