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Creativity: Back to the Drawing Board

This morning I reworked my new doll pattern. It turned out much better by leaving the legs separate from the body. Now my stuffing hole is back in the bottom, instead of the head. The canvas doll shown in the first photo didn’t make it through the stuffing process. Another case of seams being to close to the edge. Another doll scrapped. Bummer.

doll pieces using new pattern

Two dolls using the new pattern

The Daisy doll on the other hand is turning out just right. I changed the leg shape, no more chicken legs! I sewed a seam for the shoulder joint since the arms are now connected to the body. It was a bit stiff before I made the joint in the shoulder.

New Daisy doll almost done!

New Daisy doll almost done!

I’m just about out of time for making stuff and blogging today. This evening, my  band Sunlight is heading into the recording studio to start work on our second CD! I cannot wait to share these new songs, it’s going to be great! I’m grateful I get to live my dreams on a daily basis. If I can do it, anybody can. Never give up!

Creativity: Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl Doll, DONE!

I worked on her for a few days, but she is finally done! My first Love doll made with my own custom art fabric. Daisy Sunshine was made using my Yellow Daisy fabric design.

She is just as I imagined her, I hope you love her too!

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Love Doll

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Love Doll 🙂

My next creativity project will be another painting! I must admit, I’ve missed my daily painting sessions. I also need to make more dolls, they are much more popular than I thought they could be. I’m so grateful to all the people who have adopted my sweet babies! It’s time for some new fabric designs as well. I have so much work to do, I guess I’d better get to it! Have a fantastic rest of your day! Please subscribe to my blog up in the upper right corner. Thank you! 🙂

Creativity: Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl with hand drawn eyes

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl with hand drawn eyes

Working on a new doll today. Using my custom art Daisy fabric. I’m also trying something a bit different with her face. Using fabric markers to draw her features. What do you think? My previous dolls had embroidered faces, but the fabric on this one left the center of the daisies in the perfect spot for eyes. I considered leaving them alone, after looking long and hard at her face I decided she needed eyes. Unfortunately, I had already sewn up her body which makes it more difficult to embroider the face. Solution? Use my fabric markers to draw her cute little face on! I’m calling her a hippie girl, so she will have rainbow yarn hair. She is going to be adorable when finished! Stay tuned for more pics of the finished doll in my Thursday Creativity post. 🙂

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl before face, kicking back on one of my heart pillows

Daisy Sunshine Hippie Girl before face, kicking back on one of my heart pillows

 

Rag Doll

Rag doll finished photo

All done and dressed!

Here it is! My latest creative project. I’m now making rag dolls, or fabric dolls, since they aren’t really made with “rags”. This cute little girl doll was made with fabric scraps I had left over from years ago. She was meant to be my prototype, but one of my followers on my facebook art page has already snatched her up!

fabric doll photo

Body finished with no hair, eyes or clothes!

I still have a few adjustments to make to the pattern. I’m sure she will evolve and change with each doll I make. This little cutie has been given the name “Abby” and she will be going to a baby girl that hasn’t actually been born yet! Her mom is due to give birth in February and her grandma couldn’t resist buying her first doll. It makes me so happy to know she has a home! This cutie is an 11″ tall doll with blue yarn hair and blue button eyes.

rag doll photo

After hair and eyes were attached.

Rather than calling my creations “rag dolls”, I’ve decided they will be called “love dolls”. They are created with love, will be purchased with love and will give love to their mamas or daddies forever! If you have a special someone who you think would like one of my “love dolls”, let me know! I’m more than happy to create special order dolls.