Several of my favorite dolls have their own favorite dolls - fearless little female pirates with striped stockings and boudoir-doll faces - with which they enjoy posing endlessly.
These hand-made little wonders are the product of spookbot.com proprietress Lori Fury's creative and exquisite talent; she is a sculptor, seamstress, painter and doll-maker extraordinaire who makes charming embodiments of the seductive and dangerous female types that we all wish we could be, if only for a day.
(Left: Sophronia with Veronique.)
Hand-made from polymer clay, hand-painted, and clad in bits of vintage ribbon and fabric, spookbot's dolls have an air of old-fashioned elegance and adventure with a generous helping of vampish beauty. The perfect combination, to my mind.
Pictured to the right is Victorine clutching her favorite, Fifine. A similar photo of Victorine and Fifine appeared in the BtSSB article in the recent Haute Doll, but Fifine's creator was left uncredited - shamefully my fault - so I definitely want to rectify that here and now. Lori not only makes swashbuckling femme fatales, but also mischievous goblins, angelic haloed beauties, whimsical paintings featuring birds and jellyfish, and some incredibly delicious-looking jewelry.