The Topsy Turvy doll is a doll that has a sad face at one side and a happy face at the other. Traditionally, they had a coloured face at one side and a white face at the other but these have fallen out of favour to be replaced with sad/happy face. Normally the sad doll [...]
The idea of printing on fabric has been something I’ve been wanting to try for some time now. I’ve neither had the time nor the inclination until this weekend, when the urge suddenly took me to get my finger out and make something for a change. In my head this was going to be a [...]
As promised here are the two mobile phone cosies I made for a commission. I’m not sure which was more challenging – embroidery on black fabric or getting a semi-decent photograph of it. Hopefully, you can just about see the matryoshka doll embroidery on this one. The fabric is red wool. I just couldn’t get [...]
Over the past few weeks I have been busy with a couple of commissions and finalising a new idea for Christmas tree decorations. I’m reserving the commissions for a post of their own because they took me so long that they deserve a gold plaque, never mind their own post! I know it seems too [...]
A while ago now onecrazywoman contacted me with the proposition to swap dotee dolls. She is making me a dotee doll with a Texan theme and I am making her a dotee doll with a Scottish theme. I’ve been making this doll on and off now for the past month and finally last night I [...]
I made this lion dotee doll for a swapbot tag. I’m having trouble parting with this one. It’s felt with embroidery thread and seed bead detail…quite simple really. It was really windy when I took this picture so I had to hold onto the tail to keep it steady…it’s a basic tassel.
Dotee dolls are small fabric dolls with a face, hanger and tail (no arms or legs). They are often also decorated with beads. This style of doll is based on the work of a blogger called Dot and has become popular amongst the SwapBot community where many crafters join to swap dotee inspired dolls. I have joined a number of these swaps now, [...]