Friday, March 28, 2014

New Finished, Cloth Doll Libby Long Arms

This past week I have been working and crafting new things and one of my favorites is the new doll I have come up with; meet Libby Long Arms.  I made my own pattern for this doll and designed her to have extra long arms for cuddling.  I have made her from cotton fabrics and stained the body with acrylic paints, cinnamon and instant coffee.  Her facial features are hand painted on by me using my acrylic paints.   I have use a heavy cotton/wool yarn for the hair and hand sewed it into the head of the doll using a durable thread.  The out fit is simple I did sew on my sewing machine and then did some gathering by hand, adding buttons to the dress
I love making dolls I am now working on a 40 inch doll a big doll for my store and will be sharing how I am doing with that.  I have also created a cute bear, some silly chickens, I will share those shortly also, I have done a couple tutorial's on making Easter primitive bunnies and changing a paper mache egg into a chicken, be sure to check out my YouTube channel and I will be adding some free patterns one will be a bear and the pattern to make the bunnies!