Saturday, January 12, 2013
It also means that I get around to using up some thrifty finds. The broken necklace, used here for her tiara, has been kicking around in my sewing bits and bobs for quite a while. I bought it with the idea of using it as a tiara on a doll and it fitted around her head perfectly. The embroidered facial features are also thrifted, a little kit that you iron on. The hair is cut from a large piece of thrifted handmade felt, it's lovely and thick and with lots left over I can sew some slippers for winter. Her body is cut from some embroidered linen scraps from my notebooks. She's stuffed with wool and she's got sparkly shoes with sequin edging! I crocheted her dress from cotton from my stash and used up some beads too. I had wanted to finish her off for miss E for Christmas, but it didn't happen. But as it turned out it was a good thing as she helped design the dress. So I'm pleased that there are a few more stashed items used up!
As for other doll making bloggers check these two out! There are lots more too. Have you got a favourite doll maker? I'd love to hear about more.
Dee - Find her beautiful blog here
Jennie - Makes amazing dolls using vintage fabrics