Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When Will I Get Finished!

I really wish I could complete a doll more
 quickly, but hand sewing just takes hours
and hours!  I have been busy with
other things and can't seem to devote as
much time to doll making as I would like!

She finally has a simple embroidered
 face, some hair & a little
 wooden "Make Do Doll" tag.


I plaited some wonderful hand
 dyed brown wool into 
 a long row & hand stitched it to her head,
with a little bun in the middle.





She's not complete without all
her undergarments.   A simple chemise,
pantalettes & petticoat from cotton
muslin. These have been tea
 dyed (my hubby's PG Tips) and look much 
lighter in the photos.




I chose a simple pioneer style dress made
from  maroon red and tan cotton.  It's soft
like flannel.  Her apron is tea dyed
osnaburg.


Her dress has 3 hook and eyes.


I decided against shoestrings,
and hand stitched fingers.
Not a single button could be
spared for her,
 she's a simple make-do doll.


She is in need of a bonnet & she has
her eye on one of the primitive
baskets.  Then she will be done!
















6 comments:

  1. I think she's beautiful. Her hair looks so touchable!

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  2. Awesome girl, she is just perfect, simply primitive, love her.
    Beautiful job on the hair as well, so real.
    Hugs
    Connie

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  3. I just love home made sweet dolls like these. My sister makes them and we sell them in my gift shop. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. Wonderful Sherri! Her hair is perfect! SHE"S A DOLL! :-)

    Carolyn

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  5. What great taste you have...the wool for hair, the wonderful plaid dress, coarse homespun apron. Love your primitives and love this doll!

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  6. She's adorable! I love the way you did her hair and face.

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