Saturday, October 10, 2009

My kinda rag doll

When I'm making my tiny dolls, I enjoy making knots and loops and stitches that show. The problem is, the dolls are so tiny that there's not a lot of room to play.

So I decided to make myself a somewhat larger doll in a similar style. I made a lightly stuffed 8 inch doll form and then used the sewing machine to cover the body in a hodge podge of fabrics. Then I started in with the handstitching and tiny fabric patch additions.

She's a flat doll kindof like my pin dolls.

Here I've added some buttons and more stitching.

I did some stitching with embroidery thread on the upper left shoulder area and didn't like it. As I was cutting it out, I fell in love with the scraggly, feathery look, so I left it like that.

Her body is far from finished and her head hasn't even been started. And I still have her whole back side to play on! I think she'll be a two-faced doll. If I ever decide on even one face...

This is my idea of great fun; I'm a real party animal.


Anonymous said...

I love her so far Gail. CAn't wait to see what you do with her.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like this concept Gail! Oddly enough I'm working on something of a similar sort but not quite as detailed. Great minds!

Mrs. Art Doll Maker said...

She's coming out great. Love the all the texture.

Threads of Inspiration said...

Gail, I love this doll. Cant wait to see her finished.