Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Finished a Special Order Primitive 2 Sided Rag Cloth Doll

Today I am close to finishing up one of my favorite dolls I created, this is a 2 sided doll that I have stained to look old. The body part of the doll is of course Onsburg and it is stained with instant coffee and the facial features have been painted on with acrylic paints.
In my first 2 sided doll I had legs but I kind feel she is better without the legs and just left to imagination? but I will have to think about it a little more.
This is such fun doll that I created, ideas are just burning in my head on what do with her next. I may make her into a Topsy turvy doll, a 2 sided witch and more. She is my second 2 sided doll the first is here
She is 21 inches long and just as fun as fun can be!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Continued Work on the New 20 inch rag Doll and the Finishing Touches

Back again! showing how a work in progress comes together; the doll has been all sewn together and and filled with fiber fill at this point and I decided to use small black buttons for eyes and they have been hand sewn in and in this photo I have painted the mouth and cheeks in acrylic paints and I am adding the pink hair. The hair is a pink wool yarn and I am using a heavy quilting thread to sew it to the head of the doll.
There is a close up of the facial features and she is not turning too bad, I have decided not to stain this doll maybe the next one; I just love having her colorful.
I also painted the feet of the doll using acrylic paints to match the skirt of the dress and she has some striping on the legs that has been added with acrylic paints, which are not seen in the pictures. She is done and I think I will call her Pinkie Dots, I will be adding her to the Etsy store is a few days.
I have started a fun project that I will be sharing with you in a few days hope to see you all soon with my new project pig on stick plant pokes!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Working on Some New Rag Cloth Dolls that will be Colorful

It's time to get busy again making my favorite thing....
rag cloth dolls.
As you can see I have just finished the body of the doll using Onsburg and I will be filling her with fiber fill, attaching the arms and legs. I plan on painting the facial features using the acrylic paints I love, I am using bright summer light weight cottons for the blouse and skirt. You can see that the blouse is somewhat done and that I am working on the skirt that is on the sewing machine. I have already decided her hair color which is going to be a bright pink heavy wool yarn. I can't quite get into working on fall just yet, I still have a lot of summer on my mind and I think I will do up a few colorful dolls, not sure if I will stain any of them but I might just to make a few look old.
I am also working on two/two sided dolls for someone and one to put in my Etsy store, I will have pictures of those later this week and pictures of this doll when it has been completed. At the end of August I will do up some scarecrows that I have been meaning to get busy with, well I think I will take a break and go step out into the Monday morning sunshine on the Oregon coast.