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


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


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


 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.

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