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Thursday, June 14, 2012

FOLK ART SCARECROW

Folk Art Scarecrow by Bethann Scott


My first Scarecrow for 2012. Last year I only made a few of these dolls so I thought I would get an early start.

Monday, June 4, 2012

NEW DOLL

HERE IS MY NEW IZANNAH WALKER INSPIRED DOLL!  
 Surprise! I decided to keep this gal in hiding until she was finished. I made a couple of changes to her dress. I added more to the skirt to make it fuller this time. I did the cartridge pleating at the waist but added about 10 more inches to the width. It worked!
I love the black and white reproduction fabric. It is a beautiful print with leaves and I think they are berries. I trimmed the neck, sleeve cuffs and waist with black cotton bias. I almost gave her a cape....but maybe next time.
 Instead of  the cape I was thinking about....she received a white linen bonnet. I think I made the straps a little long...but I always seem to start with no pattern and have to come up with my own. I just can't seem to find clothing patterns for these type of dolls on the internet. Just as well...because I like designing my own.
Izannah Walker Inspired Doll
 

Friday, June 1, 2012

BUTTONS, BUTTONS, WHERE DID I GET ALL THESE BUTTONS?

Where in the world did I get ALL these Buttons? I had no clue I had soooo many buttons. I have been stashing buttons away for years.

I pick up a jar of buttons here and there at estate sales, yard sales or thrift shops. Many times those who know I sew give me there stash.


I had to use my computer desk to even sort some more. I was looking for the vintage shell buttons when the idea to sort all these buttons came to mind. Wow! what a job. I'm still not done but it's a good start. I had to start color coding.

Hopefully the next time I need a particular button, this will simplify matters. I sorted for hours and still didn't finish the job. I still have more jars...