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Saturday, August 13, 2016

AFRICAN HEADWRAP

After watching a few "how to" tutorials, I reworked my doll's African style head wrap. I wanted to wrap an African Gele but in order for that style I would have needed a stiffer fabric. I wanted the same red that lined her waterfall skirt so no Gele this time. I played and played with the wrap until I liked the way it looked.

African Head Wrap WIP by Bethann Scott ©2016


African American Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016



Sunday, July 31, 2016

African Doll WIP

More progress. I'm experimenting with headwraps for this doll. I love the look of the Nigerian Gele headwraps. Everything is pinned in place until I make my final decisions on her costume.

African Doll WIP by Bethann Scott thestitchfiddler ©2016



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AFRICAN AMERICAN DOLL

My next doll WIP is an African American doll. Who will she become?

African American cloth doll WIP by Bethann Scott ©2016


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Blue Fairy

I have another seated Fairy in the works.  I did change her outfit a few times before choosing the final fabrics. Sometimes the finished doll is nothing like the beginning stages.


The fairy doll in progress....

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

AN ANGEL

Remember the Angel I was working on back in March? I finished her this month. I was hoping to find a long golden trumpet that I could place in her hands but I had no luck finding one and I hadn't the desire to craft one out of paper clay. So here she is.

Cloth Angel Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016





                                           



Friday, June 3, 2016

Fairy Ears

Now complete! with Fairy Ears. After reading a couple of blogger friend suggestions, I took her hair down. I tried the partial pile up do but couldn't get it to go just right...I may keep trying though. And yes, she's better with ears.

Forest Fairy by Bethann Scott ©2016
This doll is SOLD

Thursday, June 2, 2016

FOREST FAIRY


The Forest Fairy is finished unless I decide to give her "fairy ears". Her hair can be down or up. Not sure which I prefer.




Forest Fairy by Bethann Scott ©2016 "The Stitch Fiddler"

Forest Fairy by Bethann Scott ©2016

Her Forest slipper shoes


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FAIRY OR ELF

The doll I'm working on received her red hair and the costuming is almost complete. She will no doubt become a Forest Fairy...
Forest Fairy Doll WIP by Bethann Scott ©2016


Saturday, April 30, 2016

To Blog or not to Blog

Where have all the Bloggers gone? It seems many of the blogs I've followed over the years don't post any longer. I've checked their FB pages and many haven't posted for a year or longer.




Thursday, April 28, 2016

DOLL WIP

I have a cloth doll in progress. I've been making little adjustments to my doll head pattern. I'm trying to add to the forehead to get a more realistic head shape. This doll head still needs a bigger forehead. I've also been experimenting with the doll body shape. I gave this gal green eyes and she'll probably have red hair.

Cloth Doll Work In Progress by Bethann Scott ©2016



Saturday, April 23, 2016

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FINISHED

I finished sewing Alice's clothing today. She is complete with bloomers, petticoat, black slipper shoes made using velveteen and her white crisp apron. She's a 22" jointed doll that can sit without props.



She's up for sale in my Etsy Shoppe

Alice In Wonderland Folk Art Doll by Bethann Scott 2016


This Doll is SOLD

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yarn for Doll's Hair

I haven't used yarn for doll hair in years.  Today I sewed a weft of hair using the yarn and hand stitched it to her head. Her hair is quite full.

This photo shows the strands placed on 2" tape.

Using a small stitch, I sew down the middle of the yarn and tape.

The tape is gently removed.

 I fold the yarn in half and stitch close to the edge.

This is what the yarn looks like when finished and ready to sew to the doll's head.

The doll receiving her hair by hand stitching in place using a back stitch.

The doll is stuffed and ready for me to attach her legs and arms. It looks like she's becoming an "Alice In Wonderland"

Friday, April 15, 2016

Re-visiting a Pattern

 It doesn't seem to take long for my doll studio to become cluttered. I really need a bigger studio. As I was organizing I found myself flipping through some old patterns I purchased years ago. Among one of the patterns was a doll called "Under the Harvest Moon" by Deanna Hogan. I made three dolls using this pattern and then put it away and moved on.

But it wasn't long before the organizing stopped and the muslin was on my craft table. Pattern pieces were cut and the doll was sewn and ready to stuff. It seemed strange to re-visit a previous pattern and to be working with muslin for a doll. The muslin is quite heavy (thick) and only mitten hands can be made with this fabric.

Cloth Doll WIP by Bethann Scott 2016






Wednesday, April 6, 2016

FABRIC OWL DOLLS

 It's been quite a while since I've sewn one of my original Owl Dolls. I enjoyed the simplicity of the Owl I created with the faux fur body and neck ruffle. Many have sent me emails asking if I would make a pattern and as I was considering the pattern....another Owl came forth....

Folk Art Barn Owl Dolls by Bethann Scott ©2016


I made the first Owl (all white) with small talons which made it more difficult to stand. The next Owl was made with larger talons and stands very well. Though the two Owls are cute (at least in my humble opinion), I have more work to do on the body.



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Wishing you a wonderful Easter Day.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

AN ANGEL

The doll I've been working on has become an Angel and it seemed appropriate with Easter just a few days away. I was thinking she may be a fairy, but it became clear that she was going to be an Angel when I added her wings. The wings took some time to construct. I need to finish a few more details before she is finished.

Angel Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016


Monday, March 14, 2016

MANTECA DOLL SHOW 2016

My Columbia Moth Fairy cloth doll traveled to the 2016 Manteca Quilt and Doll Show that was held this month in Manteca California. I was delighted to win two Ribbons for her. The Presidents Choice Best Doll Ribbon and the Viewers Choice Best Doll Ribbon.


Columbia Moth Fairy Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016
I took these photos once the doll arrived home. It would be nice to receive a photo of her at the show.

I also received a special handmade fabric ribbon for my participation.