Thursday, April 24, 2008

What's Been Created Lately on My Sewing Machine

This sweet little Americana cloth doll was all my original design, I designed the pattern to create her. This is Mazzel. The other day while watching the 3 stooges I took a pencil and some paper and drew out this doll.
The next step was to create a pattern, I cut out the pattern and pinned it to some muslin. I then cut out the doll!
I used small black beads for eyes and painted the lashes in black, the hair is a rich dark red yarn and I used quilting thread to sew her hair to the head and the nose is done with embroidery floss. She is filled with fiber fill.
The out fit is very simple....
I just cut out a 20 inch piece of fabric on the fold and gathered it, the bloomers are just 2 cut out squares that have been sewn and gathered. The hat is a round piece of fabric that I gathered with a zigzag stitch. You can find her in my store under new items now at my store You can get the finished doll or a pattern and instructions to do this very cute Americana rag cloth doll. This is just one of the many things I have been working on and creating.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Two of My Favorites....

Hi everyone! I wanted to share 2 of my older creations that were favorites of mine a fabric bowl and another paper doll. Both were so much fun to create! Its amazing what you can do with a sheet and some card stock! So here they are...
This was one of my favorite fabric bowls I did up. I went and bought a king size second hand sheet, washed it. It was now ready to first make a fabric bowl first, by tearing strips and wrapping them around cotton clothes lines and sewing together with a zigzag stitch. There was enough sheet left over to crochet a small doily for it using the sheet and 3/4 crochet hook. The sheet was an interesting color and it really came out quite interesting.

This paper doll was so much to create! I used some card stock for the doll and sealed it and added Velcro so that the dresses would attach easily. Her clothing is also some great card stock and I have added some embellishments on the dresses. Then I created cute carry and store the paper doll house. The paints that I used for everything was acrylics. She just came very sweet and I felt there was much imagination to be had with this paper doll. You can find both these items in my store
The CONTEST is still on! This contest requires a thinking cap, but the pattern you can win is a very simple but vintage cloth doll pattern. So give it a try and see if you can solve the riddle.