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Friday, September 30, 2011

15 inch Topsy Turvy Rag Cloth doll, an awake/asleep hand embroidery Felt doll



I created this Topsy Turvy doll from a vintage pattern that is an awake/sleep doll. This cloth doll is 15 inches long and is made from a light brown felt with fiber fill. Her facial features have been hand embroidered with a a heavy cotton floss and I have added powdered blush to the cheeks.
The hair is a thick cotton yarn and I have hand sewn yarn into the head of the doll using a heavy quilting thread. On one side the doll is awake and wearing a lovely light weight denim dress with roses on it. The other is is the asleep doll and she is dressed in a flannel gown all ready for bedtime. She is child friendly for young girls 7-11 and for us who love a vintage rag cloth doll. You find find the purchasing details here...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Miss Sour Green, a 18 inch rag cloth doll witch

Meet Miss Sours Green a 18 inch witch, she is one of kind in that I designed this rag cloth doll by just cutting the body out free hand using some muslin. No patterns were used, just some creative juices flowing. After cutting the body out I painted the fabric with acrylic paints burnt umber, a touch red, with white to get the body tone I wanted. Then I created the facial features using oil pastels. The doll is filled with fiber fill and I added a stick in the body for the neck and head; the hat, and shirt are done with homespun fabrics and the skirt is cotton Halloween fabrics. I have sealed the facial features with a good acrylic sealer and the hair is a black cotton yarn that has been hand sewn into the head of the doll using a heavy quilting thread. She can be a bit devilish and spooky and you can see it in those sour green eyes.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Some items that are Listed in My Stores



You can find this cute Halloween Decor in It's Just Frankly Kute Productions, which has been move to Etsy instead of Art Fire. I closed the Art Fire because it was easier to have Maplea's Rag Cloth Dolls and Animals and It's Just Frankly Kute Productions in both the same place, I felt my one store was not getting enough attention from me so now both stores are on Etsy and I am happier. I did up this cute chalk board a few weeks ago and you can find it here:http://www.etsy.com/listing/81972340/painted-chalk-board-sign-for-halloween
In the photo below is a wall hanging quilt I did just finish. This Whacked out appliqued wall hanging quilt is an original design, created by me with the use of no patterns. I created this quilt by just simply cutting the shapes I wanted, the quilt measures 15 inches across and 22 inches long. I have used all cotton quilting fabrics in the quilt accept for the sheep which are an off white/cream colored fake fur. I have added all kinds of great decorative stitching on the quilt with the use of my sewing machine with a a white rayon thread and reason I used a white rayon thread was to create the idea of frost on the ground and on the tree. You can see gray sky as one would see a cool crisp fall day and the leaves are long gone off the tree along with the grassy hills turning brown. The sheep are attempting to keep warm and so they all are laying down on the hills as the frost settles in for the day.
The quilt is backed with quilting batting and cotton fabrics, I did not take pictures of the bamboo but it will come with the quilt to help hang this whacked out wall hanging quilt. You can find it here to purchase: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81400294/whacked-out-wall-hanging-quilt-all