Saturday, September 11, 2010

15 inch Halloween rag cloth doll witch, Maggie the Ugly Maiden

Meet Maggie the Ugly Maiden; she is one of my many witches I can create with a very simple pattern that I have designed.
Maggie is basic and in October I will show you all how to make her for Halloween.
I had some great cotton blend summer fabric to use for m
aking her body, I love this green and I think I bought it a few years back in Joann's fabric store.
As usual I have filled the body with fiber fill and painted the facial expression with acrylic paints, I added a powder blush to the cheeks. The dress and bloomers are cotton Halloween fabrics and her hat and shoes are a black felt. The hair is a heavy duty polyester thread that I have sewn through the head and knotted tightly.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Crafting and Baking go together on these up coming Fall days

When I am in one of my crafting frenzies I also get into a baking frenzy!
I baked up about 6 loaves of strawberry mango quick bread and just as fast as I could bake it; poof it was gone, eaten up by my husband and son. So the only next thing to do was bake more...
So I baked up a bunch of homemade chocolate chip cookies using 2 boxes of yellow cake mix one egg, chocolate chips, and 1/3 cup of water I always get these yummy cookies and its
a simple way of making homemade.

I also made up a bunch of brownie cookies just using any brownie mix, an egg and a bit of water; just add water a little at a time until the dough is slightly stiff and all mixed together. Later on in a bit I will share the strawberry mango recipe.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bell 18 Inch Rag Cloth Doll, from 1990

If you love rag cloth dolls then I think you will like Bell lots. Bell is taken from a vintage pattern from 1990 and I sometimes think saying vintage for 1990 is hard to say being I was married in 1990 but that is 20 years ago.
The body of the doll is made from muslin and filled with fiber fill, the hair is a orange yarn that I have looped tied and sewn into the head of the doll with a heavy thread. I have also added some ribbon to the ponytails that were created for the doll.
The eyes are black buttons and I have painted on the freckles and mouth using acrylics, and applied a blush to

The jumper is scraps of fabrics sewn together for quilts,and the fabrics are cotton fabrics of various designs for holidays. Her under shirt, panties, soles of shoes, jumper ties are a dark red broadcloth; but the upper shoe is black broad cloth.
On the jumper tie straps there are little lady bug buttons, the jumper is is gathered and the under shirt is also gathered and I have added bright red ribbon to the shoes for a final touch to the doll. You can find her to purchase at It's Just Krazy Kute Productions
She is $16.00 and she would make a great gift idea for kids over the age of 7 years or those who love rag cloth dolls, I say over 7 years because of the button eyes.