Rosemary’s handmade crown and dress

I recently stumbled upon a blog called Ozma Of Odds. It was love at first sight! On the top of her page, was our Cream and Taupe 27 Inch Santos Cage Doll , but all dressed up and ooooooh so divine!!


Here’s what Rosemary says about dressing her doll:


* Her crown is made from twisted wire, austrian crystals and rhinestones and pearls and is actually a necklace for me, and when I’m not wearing it…she is ~ as a crown!!!
~ My mom loved it as a crown sooo much I actually made her one but in a silver tone!!

* She wears a skirt made out of fabric strips cut from brown toile de jouy fabric, vintage lace and hand stamped strips of muslin with frenchness words!! ~ and a satin creamy sash finishes it off, as one can never be tooo elegant, can they be?!

* She has a collar around her neck and cuffs around her wrists. The collar is made out of coffee filters and the wrists are cupcake liners of all things!! I just love the way they stand stiff and can be seperated to appear full and fluffed out!!

* In her right hand she holds a bouquet of vintage flowers that have been grunged and tipped with silver glitter and tied off with vintage seam binding ribbon. She also holds an altered art tags that I simply made out of burlap, brown tissue paper and a french fabric image. In her left hand she holds the perfect shade of blue/green vintage rosary.

Combine these lovely things all together and Viola!! There you have it ~ my santos!!


This has to be not only the most original Santos dressing that we’ve seen, but also one of the most beautiful! Check out the closeups…

The back of her dress is topped with a beautiful ribbon sash…

Her tiny bouquet of flowers and wrist cuffs made of miniature cupcake liners!


Her skirt is made from strips of fabric.


Be sure and check out Rosemary’s blog at Ozma of Odds - she has a ton of beautiful things to look at, including her Santos Paper Dolls, which we talk about here.