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Friday, December 28, 2012

Special Ordered Rag Cloth Doll Completed


Happy New Year to everyone!  I am sorry that I have been away from this blog for sometime now but that will change just as some of the looks on this blog will change.
This Christmas I had another special order for a doll I have designed and created all on my own and her name is Katty and she is in my Etsy store call Mapela's Rag Cloth Dolls & Animals, you can special order this doll and I am happy to make her up for you.  This time I used a dark muslin and a whole lot of different buttons and she came out looking fairly cute.
She is filled with fiber fill and I have sewn the buttons, arms, legs and hair into the doll.  The facial features are acrylic paints and the dress is a cotton paisley fabric that has been stained with my favorite sauce.  I have also stained the body of the doll and baked her in the oven for some really good stains on her entire body.  She is 16 inches long and the pattern is my own design.
I kind have decided to also talk and add my other crafts along into this blog rather than just keeping it all dolls.  I have all kinds of crafts dolls and animals I would love to share with you and I am also thinking about having contests and giveaways on this blog as well as my other blog http://itsjustfranklykute.blogspot.com  I am also going to show and add pay pal buttons to my items along the side of this blog to let you all see what's new and old on my blog. 
I am wishing all of you a very Happy New Year and may your homes be filled with many blessing this coming new year.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spookey crafty Items for Home Decor, Do you ever get the feeling of being watched

Howdy to all! It's time to have fun for this devilish month of October, so I am kicking it off by featuring different items.  Today it is one of my painted plates.  These plates are designed by me only and the fun ideas I have running around in my head. 
This plate is 11 inches and green! I just loved how the oil based acrylic paints popped.  I am straying away a bit from the dolls I have decided to start sharing all my other crafts with you and this month its about being spooky and haunting delights. 
The plate is only for decor I have painted with oil based acrylics and sealed the paint by baking the plate in the oven at 250 degrees for 40 min.  You can not wash these in a dishwasher and don't recommend eating off them.  You can find the plate here in my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/listing/106352288/11-inch-painted-plate-halloween-decor
Right now I am having a 30% off in both stores with a coupon when you check out! I hope you will come and see what great new items I have in both Etsy stores and check back because I will have another featured item! Oct 9th!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Miss Bee and and Miss Tattered 15 inch Grubby rag cloth doll




Good late afternoon! I am spending part of my day outside, finally the Oregon coast has some sun shine! I was wondering where summer went?  As I have been sun bathing, I have been coming in and working on things here and there and one things of course is my blog.
Today it's about one of my favorite 15 inch rag cloth dolls that I have tried to make as grubby as I can, she did come out pretty grubby but she could be more grubby.  She or I should say her body is made from Onasburg and I have filled her with fiber fill.  I have painted the facial features of both dolls with acrylic paints and the hair is a wool yarn.  I just love this yarn! just had to say it!  I hand sew the hair in using quilting thread and it holds up well.  Next I have stained both dolls with my super sauce of coffee, tiny bit of water, cinnamon and vanilla and then I sponge brush it onto my dolls.   Sometimes I just let the dolls dry naturally or I bake them and also use a blow dryer on them.  In the 2 pictures that I show, I am blow drying her and staining.  I will blow dry then stain and dry and stain doing this process as much I want and how dark I want or grubby looking.  The clothing is cotton fabrics and I did not stain those as much as I did the bodies.  Miss Tattered and Bee are in my Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/listing/93445940/15-inch-rag-cloth-doll-grubby-old-miss
You can purchase them there and the price is $18.00 and shipping in the United States is $9.00
Well I am off to sit out in the yard and enjoy the sunshine a little longer, hmmm... wonder if my little dog Oreo will join me, she is sleeping behind my chair as I write this and snoring away, I will try to sneak away as not to bother her sleep, you all have a wonderful week! be sure to come check out my 2 Etsy stores and my other blog It's Just Frankly Kute   in it I am talking about some news things I have just finished.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Flannel Woods The Bear, a rag cloth doll animal Bear


Today I am featuring a bear I made up a while back using some cotton flannel.  I love flannel and bought this thinking I was going to make a quilt but instead I decided on a bear, a 15 inch bear using a really nice McCall's pattern.  The fabric reminded of the woods and a log cabin with bears in the neighborhood.  The bear is filled with my favorite fiber fill and I have hand embroidered the nose with black cotton floss.  The eyes are blue safety eyes which make him okay for kids around the age of 7 and up.  I added some light gold ribbon around his neck.  I think he came out fair, and yes the eyes are a little off, I don't know why I just like to do that on purpose! guess I like a little bit of character to my animals.  I mean we humans are flawed if you can believe it one of my eye lids is higher that the other.
He is in my Etsy store and he is $29.00 and shipping in the United States is $7.00.  My stores are http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mapleasragclothdolls?ref=si_shop
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Miss Flags a 14 inch rag cloth doll for the 4th of July


Wow! it's been quite a while since my last post and that is because I have been so busy being a new grandma! I have been helping my daughter out quite a lot lately so I have not been posting to this blog as much as I have been to http://itsjustfranklykute.blogspot.com There you will find my posts about Josie my grand daughter and a foam craft project you all can do just click on the link and it will take you there.
Looks like the fourth of July is quickly sneaking up on me so thought I would post a little doll I did up a while back.
Miss Flags is 14 inches long and she is primitive I have stained her with my favorite sauce. She is my very own design in that I created the pattern and did her up. I used cotton fabric for the body and filled her with fiber fill. The I added some small black beads for eyes and these are hand sewn into the head of the doll. I added a nose using brown cotton floss some powdered blush. Her out fit is quite simple in that I gathered the fabric and just cut a strip from the cotton fabric; the clothing is also stained along with the hat which is made from white broad cloth. The hair is my favorite wool yarn in which I loop and knot, then sew into the head of the doll using heavy quilting thread. You can find Miss Flags here to purchase https://www.etsy.com/listing/100565789/14-inch-rag-cloth-doll-miss-flags
I hope you all will come check her out and many of my other rag cloth dolls and animals.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

14 inch Grubbiest Rag Cloth Doll "Ella-dewdrop"


This has to be one of my all time patterns, for a rag cloth doll. The pattern I have used is from 1960 and is very simple. I did do a few things different when I made this doll, first she is made from Warm and Natural and I have stained the fabric with coffee, vanilla and cinnamon. Next I did a little bit of hand embroidery on her such as the nose, mouth and eye lashes. The hair is a dark orange cotton yarn and I have hand sewn it into the head of the doll using quilting thread. She has black button eyes and the out fit is cotton fabrics. She smells wonderful and is sweet and soft. She is not for small children but for us doll lovers who love grubby. She is $18.00 and shipping within the United States is $9.00 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This doll is my very own design I created the pattern and facial features for her; meet Missy Leaf a doll created from Onsburg fabric.  I have hand embroidered the facial features, mouth and nose, the eyes are painted on using acrylic paints.  I have stained this doll with coffee and rubbed cinnamon into the doll and her clothing.  The stocking and shoes are painted on using a brown acrylic paint, her hair is a purple bumpy yarn that has been stained.  She is filled with fiber fill and the bow, dress are cotton fall time fabrics.  I have done a bit of sanding on her with a light weight sand paper to make her more worn looking.  She is 19 inches long and just very sweet I will be adding her to my Etsy store soon.    The price for her is $ 22.00 and shipping is $ 8.00 in the United States.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wild Little Miss Banshee

I just love how my paper mache' doll came out and I am a little late talking about her but still I want to share about her.  I created her for either St. Paddy's Day or Halloween.  I used 2 large balloons to get this doll started and mind you she is only for decor.  I torn strips of news paper and half water and mod podge to create her.  I painted the body black with acrylic paint and the head a dark green.  The facial features are also acrylic and the design of the face is painted free hand by me.   I added hair and it's a dark wool yard that is hot glued to the head of the doll.  I sewed the dress from some neat cotton fabric and gave her a fake fur wrap.  Miss Banshee is 14 inches tall.  She is not for small children but more for Halloween decor or St. Paddy's Day.  She is a one of kind in that I can only do her one time, no patterns were used to make her.  She is now in my Etsy store here http://www.etsy.com/listing/94951303/wild-little-miss-banshee-for-st-pattys

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

14 inch Primitive Cat made with muslin and stained

This cat was done up from an old 972 pattern I have laying around my home.  I made the cat from muslin then stained the cat with instant coffee, vanilla and cinnamon.  The cat is filled with fiber fill and I have hand painted the facial features free hand using acrylic paints.  You can find this sweet little cat here http://www.etsy.com/listing/87608472/14-inch-muslin-primitive-cat-rag-cloth  to purchase, this cat is more for us older doll lovers rather than a young child.

Monday, February 27, 2012

6 inch Primitive Rabbits made from muslin and stained


I just love the these little guys they are so much fun to create.  This time I took muslin and stained it with instant coffee, vanilla and cinnamon.  The both are filled with fiber fill and I have painted on them with an oil based acrylic paint.  They can be found here for purchase http://www.etsy.com/listing/93464984/set-of-two-primitive-6-inch-rabbits-meet
You also can watch the video that I made in creating these little guys here http://youtu.be/GxgnXHxi7zk
I explain how I made the pattern and step by step in making them.  These cute rabbits can make great decor or ornies.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Featured Doll for Feb Katty a 16 inch aged Rag cloth doll



This doll is one of my original designs and one of my favorites! In my store she is a special request doll that you can order from me.
The body is made from muslin or Onsburg and fill with fiber fill. You can request the aged look or non aged. The facial features are created by me and I use acrylic paints to create her face, I no longer have the yarn that is pictured but I do have other colors and will be happy to create a special look for you.
You can find more details here http://www.etsy.com/listing/56525784/katty-a-16-inch-primitive-aged-rag-cloth and this is also where you can order or special request this doll.