Friday, 8 February 2013

My Latest Raggedy

Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm back today to share the Raggedy doll that I've mentioned. I LOVE to make dolls! Since I've gotten into the world of papercrafting I have neglected making my sweet little friends, but every once in a while I simply MUST!
After making my most recent A Die for a Sketch card (which you can see HERE) I knew I had to stitch one. Then I came across the pattern for this sweet bobbin version in the latest Create & Decorate magazine. Now, I haven't made one from a pattern since I started designing my own quite a few years ago. I have a number of these great antique bobbins, so I thought this design by Kim Grasso would be a quick and easy way to use one.
She was lots of fun to put together. I did it pretty much by the pattern. When she was finished, my husband said he didn't really like her nose. Since I used one thread to stitch on the nose, eyes, twig mouth and hair, I decided he would just have to learn to accept her with this nose! lol
Behind her is a peek of the table runner I just quilted. I was going to place the doll on top of the runner for the photo but it was a little too cushy for the bobbin base. I just draped it behind so you could still take a look at it.
I think I'll be popping in a few more sewing projects here and there, and I hope you don't mind. I have a bit of fabric that I need to start using up. I'm even including a photo with a peek of my sewing room. This is only one corner of it too...*gasp*...I know! lol  I better get to work if I want to put a dent in my collection! :o)




If you haven't seen my latest Hymn and Scripture Challenge page, please scroll down. I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see my next one. Wow...three posts in three days...how unusual! I hope your weekend is FULL of JOY!! :o)


15 comments:

  1. Whoa Nancy! You have got quite a fabric store there, lol! But hey, you need some nice fabrics to sew such a beautiful doll, don´t you, it looks so lovely! Really pretty! Hugs, Ira xox
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  2. Sweet doll, Nancy! Love the stitching details and the fabric you chose. The table runner is beautiful too! Great background for the Raggedy! Since your Raggedy card I was also inspired to sew. This weekend I helped my grand-daughters sew their own little Holly Hobbie dolls, and mend their own hand-sewn teddy bear that was in the ``to do`` pile. We had a great time. You are an inspiration. Your sewing room is awesome! I`m sure you have lots of plans still. Keep them coming! xx Kathy

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  3. Nancy, this doll is just adorable! and your sewing room.....well just say that it's amazing to! I have always loved quilts and hand sewn items. But alas, I haven't learned how to really sew...yet!

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  4. What a great doll Nancy and it proves you have so many talents! And that sewing room... sheesh, it's like a store in there!

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  5. A BIT of fabric to use up?!? LOL I would say so, especially considering what you're able to create with it!!! Adorable doll, Nancy! She has so much personality! The table runner looks so pretty, too!! I'm impressed!!! (but not surprised!) So glad you shared these with us!

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  6. How darling! Look at all that fabric and all arranged and coordinated! Beautifully organized!

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  7. Wow looks like someone will be doing alot of crafting....Great creation on Raggedy Ann....

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  8. No way?! really?! YOu are so talented Nancy!
    I love your dolls and please show us more ;-)

    Hugs~

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  9. Oh now this did put a smile to my face when I logged on this morning Nancy! What a fabulous Raggedy creation! Judy x

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  10. She is just so cheerful ! What a talented lady ! I think that fabric will keep you going for a while! Your quilt is lovely too,would love to see some more photos.

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  11. My goodness Nancy, did not know you we're an artist my friend. Beautiful rag doll.

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  12. Oh,what a cool doll,you have dressed it so lovely, what a great creation and i want to see more please!A big compliment to you Nancy.

    Hugs Andrea

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  13. Awww I love your doll she is so sweet.
    I am drooling over your sewing area...love all that gorgeous fabric ;)

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  14. I haven't sewn anything in forever! Can't let my daughter see the pic of your sewing room or she'll be over to raid it. LOL We got her an embroidery sewing machine for Christmas and the stinker made two of the cutest little shirts right off the bat never having used one of those machines before. hmph! :-) I think your Raggedy has tons of character in her face and the quilted runner looks beautiful. So many talents in those little digits. Hugs!

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  15. Nancy - this rag doll is so adorable! You are so talented! I LOVE rag dolls!

    Your sewing room is fantastic! It looks like a corner of a retail store! LOL! How did you get so lucky to score those store display drawers? LOVE it! ♥

    -PaMeLa ;)

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