Friday, February 1, 2013

Hamlet and Ophelia dolls

A couple of prototype dolls. I think if I make more I'd make them a little larger, although I do like that they sit in your hand.

Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee
What kind of pencil shall I use
2B or not 2B?

Hamlet is in mourning so his outfit is mostly black, but he still has to appear in court and he is sick of Claudius saying stuff like to persever in obstinate condolement is a course of impious stubbornness so he is wearing his blackest courtly jacket. But he wants you to know, he totally isn't feeling the red today.

My sleeve ruffs are marvelously over the top. I did think about redoing them a bit smaller, but damnit, I think they are cute!

Ophelia's crown of flowers broke and they are all over her dress and in her hair now. Also, she still wears her cross although she is starting to feel somewhat forsaken.

Face down in the black black water perhaps?

They aren't perfect but look at those little breeches! Also, no gibes, gambols or songs for the chap on the left. Not now.

Flower details


  1. These are great! Such cuteness for such a tragic couple. I love Hamlet's skull and his little breeches. I have enjoyed looking at some of your creations below too-all fun and quirky.
    It is terrible but I can't remember the name of the shop-it is in Greenwich and sells all sorts of yarn, ribbon, books and other crafty good things as well as the felt. I will look at the name next time I am there. If you are near Greenwich or likely to go there I will explain properly where it is-let me know.

  2. (Must sort out my comment notification settings!)
    Aw, thanks, and I really enjoy yours too - you have a real artistry (whereas I possibly just have drunken geeky madness and too much time on my hands!)
    Anyway, I live in Cambridge so when I do go to London, it is usually places easily accesible from Kings Cross so I'm unlikely to get there, but if you do think to look at the name that would be great, please! Hobbycraft is okay but I'd rather be supporting a small business.