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Monday, August 22, 2011

Giblet, a Ghoulish Witch, my First Witch for the Fall Season



A few days ago I got busy creating my original one of kind witch a in an attempt to get ready for the up and coming holidays. This is Giblet, she is 27 inches long and very colorful. What makes her one of kind is; she is my one and only, I designed using no patterns at all but just cutting out fabric free hand. I did the head and arms in onsburg and the dress, sleeves, legs in some Halloween fabric.
I stained and blew dried the head with instant coffee but I went away from acrylics to oil pastels with a touch of acrylic paints. In fact the entire facial features are done with no patterns just me sitting down and working with the pastels to create this look for her.
She has no middle section, but the little broom keeps her in the sitting position, I guess I wanted her to be a bit floppy and devilish looking with those eyes I created. I have used a purple cotton yarn for her hair and it is hand sewn in using quilting thread, also the legs, head and arms are filled with fiber fill. I have just added her to the Etsy store and you can find her here http://www.etsy.com/listing/80264123/meet-giblet-ghoulish-a-27-halloween

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Rag Cloth Doll in My Etsy Store, 20 inch Pinkie Dots


I had a ton of fun creating this little 20 inch doll! I had some great colorful dotted fabric I just had to use to create her. The fabrics are light weight summertime cottons. The body of the doll is Onsburg and I did not stain the body this time.
The body of the doll is filled with fiber fill and the hair is a bright pink wool yarn that has been hand sewn into the head of the doll using a heavy quilting thread also the legs and arms are hand sewn on by me using this thread. Some of the facial features are painted on and designed by me using acrylic paints. The eyes though are black buttons and they have also been hand sewn onto the doll. Her shoes are painted by using acrylic paints and there are some stripes painted onto the legs that are not seen in this photo.
I plan on making this little rag cloth doll up again and mixing it up a bit by staining her or designing some really cute facial features with acrylic paints, why I just might even turn her into a witch!
The price for this doll is $23.00 and this includes the price of priority flat rate within the United states.
You can also find her here in my Etsy store by just clicking on the link http://www.etsy.com/listing/79054495/20-inch-pinkie-dots-a-rag-cloth-doll