Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunshine award!

The fabulous Kate from Ramble on Rose blog and Intergalactic Rose website blessed me with my very first Blog award! Kate is an amazing crafty mama and beautiful soul, and i am so honored that she passed this award on to me.

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspired others in the blog world.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More dolls in the works.

This is my latest doll, that is not quite finished..but getting there. She is one that was started quite a while ago, but never finished. It always takes me a bit time to figure out their personality, and how to best accessorize them.

In the past, i did a lot of 'hippie style' accessories. Hair wraps, peyote stitches, tams & intricately beaded necklaces. Recently, i'm finding myself drawn more to simple, child friendly/waldorf style accessories. Felt crowns, play silks, wool sweaters, market bags, detachable wings.. etc.

i had this doll sitting on my craft table, next to the felt crown i had made for Sage. i just felt like she really needed one too. :)

i've also been playing around with felt shoes and slippers. They are so small, i have to hand stitch them, which i've actually really been enjoying. i think i may start doing more hand stitching with all of my dolls, and much less machine time sewing with the machine.

Just a sneak peek at what else i have going on. i have a couple of dolls blanks, that are just waiting to be accessorized. The one on the left is crocheted, and the one on the right was made using eco-felt. i really like how it turned out. i have been wanting to make a few more of the waldorf style dolls, but have been unable to find the natural tone cotton knit locally. So when i came across the felt, i wanted to try it out. i am quite pleased with the result, although i'm not entirely sure how durable she will be. Anyone have any experience with eco-felt durability? It seems to work well with the i'm thinking it would be good for a doll as well.

i am eager to get these finished and begin some new ones. Would love some feedback, what would you like to see?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Doll, introducing Melody.

i finally have a new doll finished and up for grabs! This is Melody, and she measures 15" long. She is a bit petite compared to some of my other girls. You may remember her from a previous post. i completed the doll 'portion of her' many moons ago. Infact, i wouldn't be surprised if a full year has passed.

We have spent most of Feb. snowed in, giving me some opportunity and a bit of motivation to work on all the little details that really make these dolls special.

Melody is dressed in a backless, classic style strip dress with eyelet trim. It ties behind the neck and is removable. Underneath she's wearing matching flower print bloomers, and black felt Maryjane style slippers.

She comes with a crocheted cap that is removable. The cap is black with teal trim, and has a teal star pattern on the top.

She's wearing a hand beaded mandala necklace, that has a bead and loop closure. It should be removed if the doll is for a young child, and it could be a choking hazard.

The felt shoes are made with eco felt (recycled pop bottles) and are hand stitched.

Melody, also comes with a crocheted market bag that contains a small 'bunch' of carrots and an apple. Fresh from the local farmers market. :)

Melody with be posted for sale soon on my website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.