Posts Tagged dolls clothes
As I mentioned in my Scraphappy Day post, since discovering (finally) the joys of the famous felt rabbit and her (mostly) woodland friends, I’ve been hand stitching felt, stuffing heads and limbs and making miniature clothes like a woman possessed.
Hand stitching? Toy stuffing? Fiddly sewing? Me? Well, you know I always say ‘never say never’ and the results are so cute I am enjoying myself against all expectations.
I’m especially enjoying the clothes making part. I made the badger some dungarees in case he has some heavy work to do on the sett before winter does its worst.
A crushed velvet dress for the fawn in case there’s a Christmas party in the forest coming up.
(note to self – never sew with crushed velvet again, it slips and frays and misbehaves in all sorts of ways)
In an attempt to bring myself back to reality I laid out some fabric the other day to make myself a dress and there was so much fabric and such large pattern pieces that I thought ‘nah, let’s get back to the small stuff’.
So I did
Then, I added a cat to the mix. I gave her some unruly whiskers – horsehair I had previously begged from my horsey friend back in France which actually made the move with me unlike much of my craft stash – and felted her eyes partly because I thought they would look good but partly (mostly) because I have run out of small black buttons.
Then I made her some pyjamas.
Which gave me a good title for this well overdue blog post that I only got round to as my workroom is, once again, stuffed full of furniture from the other room while we wait for the carpet fitter to do his stuff this afternoon. Otherwise, that’s where I’d be.
Apologies for the variations in quality, lighting, etc. of the photos as they were all taken at different times, on different days and in different rooms. Still – at least I’ve shown you what I’ve been up to and proved I’m still here – in case you were wondering.
Designs for animals and clothes are by CoolCrafting– in case you fancy having a go!
I was determined to join in with Scraphappy this month, having missed some due to the move.
Even though we’ve downsized massively and I affectionately refer to our new home as ‘the dolls’ house’ I’ve always found dolls creepy – I’m more of a teddy bear girl myself. However, a request for dolls’ clothes was made and scraps were dug out.
A scrappy bit of fleecy stuff found lurking amongst Mr. Tialys’s rolls of leather got turned into mini Ugg style boots.
Some thin, stretchy fabric left over from a dress and a bit of French terry from who knows where got made into a t-shirt and trousers. This fiddliness prompted a successful search for my rotary cutter and unpicker in the depths of my still disorganised sewing room so that was good at least.
Be grateful I forgot to take a photo of the heart patterned boxer shorts.
With that I shall remark only on how I marvel at people who can make detailed teeny, tiny things for all sorts of dollies and softies without harbouring any wish to join them. If I’m going to make a pair of jeans with a fly front, belt loops, contrast top stitching and decorated back pockets I want to be able to wear them myself.
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate (me!), Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette and Ann