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Category Other
Style Cute, Whimsical, Funky, Romantic
patz in suffolk on

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, silks, tulle, brocade, sequins, sequined fabric, ribbons, knitting yarn, pima pens, buttons, polyester stuffing, polyester thread, quilting thread.

patz in suffolk on

What are you most proud of? This was my very first attempt at ornamental doll-making (she's not a toy and is quite unsuitable to be given to a child) and I'm surprised that she turned out so well. There are things about her that I got wrong (the face is a bit of a strange shape, for example), but I'm pleased that she has a reasonably pleasant expression on it! I must mention that the inspiration and pattern came from the book "Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls" by Jan Horrox.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read the instructions thoroughly first! I didn't, and ended up wasting an awful lot of fabric and unpicking lots of mistakes that could have been avoided if I'd taken the time to read. Also, be sure to use strong thread to attach the arms and legs (the doll is jointed and capable of being posed in different positions). I'd just finished mine and was showing her proudly to my husband when her legs fell off! Oh well - it's all a learning curve!

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This is wonderful Pat well done you... and I think she is so so pretty and love her hair too. I am too hooked on making quilts for my now three grandkids plus mugrugs and dare I remind you cushions!!!! to make dolls but I do appreciate the work that has gone into this little beauty:)

02/14/2014 Flag

You'd be horrified if you could see the stitches! I was much too impatient to make a very good job of her - just couldn't wait to finish and show her off (which resulted in her legs dropping off, as I said!).

02/20/2014 Flag

Perfect name for this glitz & glam doll! I think this calls for more patience than I have. Great job!

02/15/2014 Flag

I think my middle name must be "Impatience", Darns! This didn't really take very long at all, although it would have taken a lot longer if I'd taken a bit more trouble ... She makes me think of a French can-can dancer - or one of those floozies that you see in the bar scenes in Westerns!

02/20/2014 Flag

Love the art dolls. I have made a few of these myself. You've done a great job of painting the face. Great fun!

02/21/2014 Flag

Thank you, Morag. I've now got a whole bag full of heads as I wasn't very pleased with that one (she has a very strange chin, and her nose is too small), but couldn't bring myself to decapitate her and give her a new one as she was my first effort. I hope to do better with subsequent dolls.

02/22/2014 Flag

It is amazing, they definitely take on a personality!

02/28/2014 Flag

I look forward to seeing your dolls soon.

04/03/2014 Flag