Lynne & Michael Roche
Master dollmakers Lynne and Michael Roche continue their tradition of classic porcelain and wood dolls with the new editions for 2013. This year they introduce Cicely and Harriet, adorable sisters outfitted for either summer fun or autumn play. As Cicely is the older sister, she stands 20 inches tall. Younger sister Harriet stands a little shorter at only 18 inches tall.
Lynne has always had a talented eye for pulling together wonderful fabrics and colors together for the outfits she creates for her fine wood and porcelain dolls. The coordinating summer outfits for Cicely and Harriet are bright and cheerful with the artist having hand-painted each of their skirts and pinafore dresses. Lynne combines several rich textures with a soft palette of colors in the autumn outfits for the sisters.
For 2013, Lynne and Michael Roche have introduced a new soft-bodied doll named Bessie who is the sister to Bonnie Baby from previous Roche collections. There is a new edition of Bonnie Blue as well as several editions of Bessie. Each edition has a unique outfit, hair color, eye color or accessory.