Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Rag Doll

 Hello lovely readers...hope your week has begun well...mine is turning out to be a busy one but i'm still fitting in a bit of cosy crafting of course......here is my rag doll complete with her cross stitched dress and knitted cardigan.......
 ...........she is surprisingly easy to make, with soft yarn hair (with a touch of mohair).....
 ..........the cross stitched flowers on her dress border are done using waste canvas.....
 ............she is sitting here looking quite tidy at the moment, with a ribbon tying her hair back.....
............a lovely way to use pretty fabric, yarn, buttons and trims, dolls are fun to make and sweet gifts to give...
...............lots of hearts in the background of this picture.....it is the top of my new pink heartstrings quilt which is now well on the way to being hand quilted.....lots of cosy evenings working on this and keeping nice and warm thanks to it too :)..........below is a close up of the cross stitched flowers...you could stitch them all the same colour or use left over scraps of thread in different colours as i have here....or you could just make a simple dress and omit the cross stitch part :)....... the rag doll pattern is now in my etsy shop link in sidebar x
 ...........during the last few days there has been some fabric excitement here at the arrival of tilda's new happy campers fabric from the homemakery..........
 .............i already had some pretty stripes in my stash and for once i couldn't wait to cut into these new fabrics and make some blocks i wanted to try using the drunkard's path templates....
 ............yes helped by cups of tea and chocolate mini eggs........
 .............these are very pretty spring like fabrics and i love all the shades of pink, blue and green combined with a pale yellow and teal.........

.........thank you so much for dropping by to see me here in my little bit of blog land dear readers......and thank you for you lovely comments which i always enjoy reading......wishing you a wonderful week with sunny days, crafty inspirations and happy times......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

14 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE your doll - she is a beauty and she makes me want to hug her. :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe just look at those pair all tucked up!!!
I love the dolly and she has now been added to my list of things to make (another couple of hours a in a day would be helpful or maybe an eight day week )!!
My Happy Campers has been set side for your lovely Little Cherries quilt!
I love your new blocks, not having any experience in these things I'm fascinated by the curve shapes.
Happy stitching lovely,
V x

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen
Your blog never disappoints, it is always a lovely read especially on a miserable day.
Your doll is so cute. I wish I could knit love her cardigan.
You are always so busy with some many different things.
Have a lovely week.

Rhona said...

Your rag doll is so pretty! Love the addition of some cross stitch to her dress.
Your new fabrics look gorgeous too....as do the chocolate eggs! :)

Little Quiltsong said...

Always enjoy your posts - and the lovely pictures! Your rag doll is adorable - love the cross-stitched flowers on the bottom of her dress. Enjoy your cozy stitching on your pretty heart quilt :)!

Teresa Kasner said...

What a darling doll, and her clothes are precious! I might have to make one of those someday. All your photos are so happy and spring-like, they brightened my day. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

butterfly said...

How sweet love the doll .
Lovely new fabric .
I love to eat those little eggs.
I think I will pick some up when i go shopping.
Have a lovely day.

Christine B said...

What a beautiful little rag doll Helen! So sweet! Those new Tilda fabrics look gorgeous too! Hope you are having a lovely week.... bit wet and blustery here!! Christine xx

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Love the doll and fabrics!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Isn't she just so sweet - all tucked in with her tiny quilt and little friend ♥

barb said...

All so lovely. The doll. The quilt. The fabrics.

lil red hen said...

I'm new to your blog and find it so lovely: the doll, quilts, and the perfect, soft colors of the fabrics. I've become a follower so I can see more of your work.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Your little raggedly dolly is quite sweet! Love her little sweater and such a pretty dress.. and loved seeing her all tucked in with bunny for a winter's nap! Beautiful post as always.. I love the drunkard's path pattern and it will look so pretty with those new fabrics.... the color combinations are just so springy. Just not enough hours in the day to even begin to make the things I want to! Have a beautiful weekend... Marilyn

Trollkjerringa1 said...

Such a lovely doll 🎎 😍