So let me tell you a little about my 'not so Plain Jane'!
She has curly red hair - just like my sister. I had straight brown hair and Detsie and I always wanted to swap and have each others hair!! There are three shell buttons on the strip of lace across the top, representing my brother, Detsie and I, the three children. There are 36 kisses, one for each year of her life as well as quite oa bit of stitching that I did in neutral thread which doesn't really show up on the photos.
There is a flower (you can see part of it against her dress)
and two hearts - one for each of her children,
A star next to her face and another kiss over her heart.
I found this strangely cathartic, and just need somewhere to hand it. I really enjoyed the handsewing and embellishment and am now planning one for my mother who was a dressmaker - the motifs for that will be fun.