Happy Fall Ya'll!!
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I've been making so many little dolls recently and I'm getting ready to start on another batch of tiny spookiness for Fall but I decided to try something a bit different between times. Here is my little Maid in the Moon...
Figuring out how to attach her to the moon was an adventure but that's the kind of thing that keeps the job fun...right? (LOL...there may have been a few bad words involved during the process but we'll keep that to ourselves for now)
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Amy Gates (Fieldgrass Arts) will once again bring her beautiful prints.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Hi there, remember me? A few things happened since I posted the first parts of this tutorial (Lordy it's been interesting times!) and somehow the last few steps never got finished...sorry about that! But here, at last, is the final part. I hope it's easy to understand and, as always, please ask any questions in the comments and I'll try to answer them as quickly as possible. So here goes!
The first thing to do is check the pattern against your doll's head to make sure it will fit. Since we made the heads by hand without a pattern there can be some variance.
I decided to make my hats a bit bigger since these were large heads and its easy to place the pattern to accommodate that. Now cut your hat and collar out of felt. I use 100% wool felt because it comes in such gorgeous colors, but you can use any felt that's not too thick. You'll also need matching embroidery floss.
Anchor the knot in the underside and then take a stitch in the back of the collar.
Place the hat on the doll Hide your knot inside the hat and sew through the hat and the doll's head to the other side and then back again. Pull tight. Now you want to take a running stitch around the bottom of the hat and pull that tight as well.
Insert your needle through the head from next to your last stitch and out the top near the front. Then insert needle from the top to the seam in the back.