Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Making a few textile Owl Dolls. This little guy is made using Herringbone wool. 

Textile Owl Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

I'm trying to keep up on my sketching. Here is a Horned Owl pencil drawing I recently did. Who knows maybe I'll make a textile horned owl.
Horned Owl Pencil Sketch by Bethann Scott ©2016

Pencil Sketch Horned Owl by Bethann Scott ©2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016


 I've always enjoyed drawing when I was a child, but never pursued my interest in art. I found my husbands sketch pad and began sketching facial features thinking this would enable me to draw better faces on my dolls. Then I tried my hand at sketching my first animals, the kitten and cat. Please remember I am a beginner at this.

Sketching facial features...
Learning to sketch facial features by Bethann Scott 2016

Cat pencil drawing by Bethann Scott 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016


This Father Christmas doll is made in a more traditional style wearing a red wool coat trimmed in white. I had to do a little work on the cart. It needed stained and I added twigs for the sheep to pull the cart. I also made a leather harness for the lamb. In some ways I hope this one doesn't sell because I would love to keep this one for me.

Folk Art Father Christmas with Sheep by Bethann Scott ©2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

GINGERBREAD FATHER CHRISTMAS~ Bethann Scott~ The Stitch Fiddler

Wow another week has passed by, where does time go? In the past week I'm managed to finish a couple of Gingerbread Father Christmas dolls. I also have three that need their clothing. After these Father Christmas dolls are done, I'm moving on to do a few Snowmen.  I'm just not the kind of artist that likes to make dolls in a production style process and prefer one doll at a time. But Christmas is different and it's the time of year I can indulge in my "Folk Art" style.

 Father Christmas by Bethann Scott ©2016

Folk Art Santa Claus Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


This will be last witch for this year. The costume for this doll changed about three times before I made the decision to go with a red, black and white stripe theme. Her costume is done in layers. I love the lace and sheer cotton blouse. The hat is a purchased item. I make all my witch hats but for some reason I liked the way this hat looked. I still may make her a leather hat.
Steampunk Witch Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

Witch Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

This is my first pair of leather boots with heels. I must say that handmade doll shoes are tedious work
Leather Lace Up Doll Boots by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FALCONRY WITCH AND OWL DOLL ~The Stitch Fiddler~ Bethann Scott

Halloween is just around the corner and I was hoping to get more accomplished but this doll took quite some time. I made her an owl companion that is perched on a falconry glove. Amazing how much thought goes into a project.

Witch and Owl Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

Miniature Owl by Bethann Scott ©2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016


My Medieval Lady Doll is finished. I had in mind that she was going to have a witch hat and a crow but I decided to leave her as she is. Her dress is made using wool as is her cape.

Medieval Lady Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Medieval Doll Shoes by Bethann Scott  "The Stitch Fiddler " ©2016

Doll Cloak/Cape by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Stitch Fiddler ~WOOL CAPE~ WOOL CLOAK WIP~ by Bethann Scott

A Wool Cape for the Medieval lady witch doll.

I decided I wanted this doll to have a cape. I've made capes before but I wanted the hood to be a bit looser. I did a mock-up and made the final cape in a dark gray wool.  This is the final cape.
 CAPE/CLOAK  by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Wool Cape and doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016


The ELF                                                               The Witch 
Seated Fairy Elf Cloth Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" © 

Halloween Witch Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Stitch Fiddler ~African Doll WIP~ by Bethann Scott

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, June 8, 2016


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


My Forest Fairy Cloth Doll is now complete! She looks better with the pointed fairy ears. I was going to give her an up-do but I liked it better down.  And yes, she's better with ears.

Forest Fairy 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.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


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.

Alice In Wonderland Folk Art Doll by Bethann Scott 2016
This Doll is SOLD

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


 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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


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 ~The Stitch Fiddler~ Bethann Scott

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. I took these photos once the doll arrived home. It would be nice to receive a photo of her at the show.

Columbia Moth Fairy Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Today I finished my "Alice In Wonderland" doll. She's a cloth doll that has several layers of clothing and a whimsical top hat. Made during an online doll class.

Alice In Wonderland Art Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Stitch Fiddler ~AN ELF GIRL

When I was searching through my stashes of fabric, I came across this colorful batik full of Autumn colors which became my inspiration for this doll's costume. Fortunate for me, I found the perfect color for the chemise and bloomers in a gorgeous golden silk.s of fabric, I came across this colorful batik full of Autumn colors which became my inspiration for this doll's costume. Fortunate for me, I found the perfect color for the chemise and bloomers in a gorgeous golden silk.

        Elf Girl Art Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler ©2016
OOAK Elf Girl Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

HAND SEWN EYELETS ~Bethann Scott ~ The Stitch Fiddler

For my next doll I designed what I call a Tinker Bell style bodice that laces up the front. I seldom like adding grommets even though I have the power riveter and hole punch tools. I'd rather hand sew the eyelets using the buttonhole stitch.

Hand Sewn Eyelets by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Hand Sewn Eyelets by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016

Tinker Bell style Bodice by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2016