Lady Amalthea, the heroine in Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn, will always be one of my favourite characters, so I just had to create a version of her.
This doll is made of wool fabric and stuffed with wool, and weighted with poly pellets so she will sit on a shelf or table. Her face is a mixture of needle-felting and embroidery, with beeswax blush on her cheeks. Amalthea's hair is made of of the softest merino yarn, thick and thin strands with golden sequins stitched throughout for an extra bit of magic. I attached it with a lot of stitching and needlefelting to keep it in place.
Amalthea's dress is her signature lilac colour in a gauzey poly-cotton blend fabric, accented with lace.
She's 17 inches long. She would be suited for gentle play and cuddles, but not as a toy for a child under 4 years.
"As for you and your heart, and the things you said and didn't say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits."