Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rag Doll

Hello everybody!

Look who is new kid on the block . . . Emma the rag doll, just finished today.

She is a real rag doll . . . yesterday I was so overwhelmed with all my UFO's I just sat down on the studio floor and started picking up my trillions of scraps. Then I started tying the tiny rags together until I had a length about 24 inches and absent-minded as usual just started braiding three strips together. I made a braid, then two, then three. As usual I stared at these braids wondering if they would be of any use? Doll Hair! It just hit me . . .

Here is Emma's backside and you can see her rag hair.

I made a simple little pattern for her out of an ordinary sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper and rounded the top of the paper for her head. The strips of her body were from one of my zillions of UFO quilt patches. I added arms and legs made out of rectangles of fabric in proportion to her body. Before I sewed the 4 arm pieces and 4 leg pieces together I stitched on pink felt hands and black felt shoes.

If you like Emma's little face you can click here for a cute tutorial on how to draw a Dolly Dingle. I wish you all happiness and lots of sewing pleasure . . . everyone should have a rag doll . . . why not have fun making your own!

Rag doll Emma will be looking for a new home on November 17th at the 25th Annual Malden High School Craft Fair. Malden, Massachusetts is just a hop-skip-jump from Boston. I'd love to see some of you Boston Etsy Handmade ladies when I'm in town! If you get a chance come by my booth and say hi to Dolly Dilettante!


She'sSewPretty said...

Emma is adorable!

Sally Anne said...

Emma is very cute..a little sweetie.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Meg,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. And you are right, Jodie is lovely and I am so glad she won the giveaway!
I love your Emma doll, great idea with the rag braided hair! She has very sweet innocent eyes doesn't she!
Natasha : )

aleinung said...

Hallo Meg,
oh what a lovley doll. Her face is so lovley.

greetings from germany


aleinung said...

oh no, double lovley - my english - sorry meg.

now I search your bog by google and translate. Laugh, I can read your blog in german. yeah.

bye bye

Inspired Tokens said...

Emma is very mod! I love her face and hair. She certainly will find a nice home for certain. Who would not want her!

Jody said...

She's beautiful. I love her hair ... what a great idea!

Felicia said...

Adorable! And I love her flowery backside!

Bettsi McComb said...

Emma is precious!

mimi sullivan said...

i know it's been a few years now, but i'm the mom that bought that sweet rag doll for my sweet little girl joelle!! she's 5 now & she still loves her as much as she did the day she picked her out! she's a little frayed & stained but just as sweet!! joelle loves to look at the picture of her doll on your blog!! hugs & kisses from malden ma.