Thursday, April 30, 2015


Currently I'm working on a doll that was meant to be entered in the "Traveler Challenge" at the Columbus Doll Show Convention for the display at AFICC 2015. Unfortunately, I didn't get the doll finished in time for the Convention. The requirements were for the doll to be 12"-14" tall. The dolls I make are approximately 16"-18" tall. Therefore, I had to scale a doll for required height measurements. This doll stands about 13" including the base. I had her body completed but she needed a costume. As you see she's still a work in progress. 

Cloth Doll WIP by Bethann Scott
 So far I've sewn her a burgundy dress, a wool coat that is fully lined. Her arms are just pinned in place to see how the coat fit. I did about two mock ups prior to sewing this one. Last night I added her trim around the coat and the bottom of her dress.
Cloth Doll WIP by Bethann Scott

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Cloth Doll WIP by Bethann Scott
I have an abundance of trims but I just couldn't find what I was look for in my stash. Then I came across this black boucle wool yarn and crocheted the trim on her dress. I may be adding some beads today. I'm not sure if she will end up a "Traveller" style doll or not.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Basic Crazy Quilt Block

This is my first attempt at making a 8.5 x 11 inch Basic Crazy Quilt Block. The purpose was for beginners to learn to piece a basic block together and add stitching along the seams using templates. I enjoyed the class that was given by Kathy Shawkl. Her instructions were easy to follow for beginners. I learned many new stitches and basic embroidery methods that I hope to incorporate into my doll's costuming. Below is a few photos to show you what I did in her class.

Periodically the Basic Crazy Quilt Class is offered by Kathy Shawkl (free of charge).
She has a lovely blog "Shawkl Designs" if you would like to visit

Sunday, April 5, 2015