Sunday, September 14, 2008

Doll week !

So I stuck pretty much to the plan of doll making this week.

You need to know that these girls were already sewn and stuffed - I had a huge bag of limbs and heads and bodies before the week started. I just had to hand sew all their limbs and give them faces. I can usually manage the hand sewing part of one doll a night - hand sewing is not my forte!!!

Hazel and another were already finished and the little sweetie with glasses already had a face so I guess I put together 6 dolls this week.
I have become obsessed with dolly freckles and a few of these girls got freckles after the photo. I had to stop myself giving them all freckles.

There are two more on the go but I had to wait for some felt for their hair so I hope to get those finished this week.

That will bring me to a total of 10 dollies ....OMG that means 10 cardigans, 10 scarves, 4 hats (it depends on the hairstyle) 10 coats or capes, 20 reversible dresses, 10 handbags, 10 little friends and some felted shoes for the girly with no shoes....need to be made, as well as 10 carry bags for them to travel in. Yikes - I might need to work on The Year of doll clothes !

'cause they can't get around in paper bags forever !

54 comments:

  1. i'm singing "it's a hard knock life for us..." now! the last picture of the girls in their paper dresses reminds me of the orphan girls in Annie

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  2. At first glance I thought you'd made them all girl guide uniforms and were going to sell them as an adorable pack with badges and a campfire.

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  3. Oh and I have real life freckles and I think they're over-rated.

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  4. Oh my goodness, they are all so adorable. Are these for the shop Jodie? And... and... is it possible to reserve one? I'm sure the answer is probably not, so I guess I'm just going to keep my finger on the clicky button at the ready to get the girl I've fallen for :)

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  5. I am having a bit of a CSI moment at the thought of you having all these doll bits stashed in a bag. They are looking super cute now.

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  6. Love them all Jods - So lovely to see their lovey faces! Can't wait to hear their stories. J

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  7. Your dolls are absolutely gorgeous. Thankyou Jodie for your comment. It is lovely to hear from another Ballarat crafter. Love your etsy shop.

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  8. I thought you'd made them Brownie uniforms until I looked a little closer....you crack me up!

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  9. I don't know - they are such well designed paper bags..........

    Good work!

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  10. Oh Jodie, and you say I have good pattern skills? Your dolls never cease to amaze me, even in the nuddy!

    To tell you the truth I didn't realise they were wearing paper bags in the last photo - they look kind of like scout uniforms! Or army uniforms. My favourite is the girl with the bun, or the pigtails! Or the glasses. Oh or the flippy hair! Or... Well, I love them all!

    ~Holly
    Two Cheese Please

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  11. oh they look adorable.i will admit hand sewing is the thing that i hate having to do.but it does finish them off.love the freckles.

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  12. you definitely don't sleep and I can't wait til we see them all dressed in there flashy outfits.........

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  13. I thought you'd made some gals to sing the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.. But nope, they are little paper bags - man you are clever. The girls look great!

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  14. hehehe, I was singing the Annie song in my head too! They look like poor little orphans in their paper sacks. I am sure they will all be decked out like proper little ladies by the time you are finished with them, and have manners to match of course!

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  15. Jodie, this is your chance to be a fashion designer!

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  16. How cute are they? They look like girl scouts in their paper bag outfits.

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  17. I dunno - I'd take them in their little paper bags. Tres chic I say!!!

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  18. Goodness me, I'd be happy to wear a paper bag, if it looked like that! The girls are all gorgeous.

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  19. They are so gorgeous! I totally love Hazel with her freckles!!! And you should definitely include their paper bag dresses when you pack their bags! I once went to a "Sing-along-a-Sound-of-Music" as a brown paper package tied up with string, having run up a tunic dress in brown paper on the sewing machine - I was pregnant with Daisy at the time so the package had rather a lot in it!!!

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  20. Thank goodness you have school holidays coming up as you have two jobs now-but I think fashion designing makes more money:)Love your gorgeous dollies.

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  21. Paper Bag Princess-...t is a really cute kids book! One of my favourites!!! Your dolls are so sweet...they remind me of that story.Do you sell them at your Etsy shop?? Cathy

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  22. Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see them all finished.

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  23. These are stupendous!
    I am quite impressed with their faces, I am a wreck with doll faces...
    So Great!

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  24. Fabulous dolls. I quite like the paper bag dresses too!

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  25. oh my gosh! you're AMAZING! they are so beautiful, and i'm particularly wild about the girl with the glasses...

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  26. But those are some stylin' paper bags!!! Those dollies are soo cute!

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  27. oh but they are mighty fine looking paper bags. They almost look like they are army land girls in their matching brown uniforms. v cute.

    Monda
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  28. That reminds me of a book I love for kids.

    The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) (Paperback)
    by Robert N. Munsch (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) "

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  29. You have had a busy week. The dolls look great.

    Michelle

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  30. Very cute. I like the 'circle of friends' photo.

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  31. Great picture - reminds me of the "Circle of Trust"!

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  32. I LOVE the paperbags!!! I love freckles too.

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  33. the paper bag look is very in now darlink! my you have been busy:)can i call you the mad creative selvedge freak doll sewing manicic woman now?

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  34. oh these are truly gorgeous! what a great photo and the paper bags look FAB!!!

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  35. These dollies look so darn cute even in paper bag dresses. You must show close ups of the ones with freckles, Jodie. Of course I can't wait to see what lovely outfits each will have as well. You're such a talent!

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  36. They're little smiling faces look gorgeous! Well done for sticking to the plan.

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  37. You are going to be a busy bee making clothes for all of those little people - what fun.

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  38. Love them Jodie, and your toy hunt pics too!

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  39. Sounds like you could almost sell them in paper bags and let the buyer make thier own clothes!!! They are BRILLIANT! I love them all.

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  40. Ha! Those paper dresses: so cute!
    I love all your dollies, but especially that freckled one with the flip hairdo.

    My boys can't wait for you to write more stories about the dollies. I've read them all the stories on your blog (they especially like the one where the boys' basketball goes on the roof) and they keep asking me if there are new ones every time I visit you!

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  41. De-lurking to say that I love these dolls! I thought they were dressed too! It's amazing what you can do with a paper bag!!! Lovely, lovely work.

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  42. I could be like everyone else and tell you how adorable I think your dollies are (and they are!!) but I am going to be a pain and inquire after Granny's quilt. You put the top together in record time, but we want to see the quilting, back, and binding, too. :>}

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  43. Well I for one really like the paper bag dresses!

    I must thank you for posting once about making patterns for your dolls' clothes, from kitchen roll. I now make all my monkey clothes using a pattern made from kitchen roll - it works brilliantly! Thank you.

    Those are fabulous dolls - even without the fabric clothes. x

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  44. Oh my gosh they are lovely. Simply amazing. I am ok at hand sewing but terrible at stuffing. When I think of making a softie I cringe because I know I have to stuff! I can't imagine doing all this work for the dolls. But they really are darling.

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  45. I thought they were girl scouts too! So cute :-)

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  46. "She's got bottle!" Fantastic idea wish - I'd thought of it, I'm gonna use it if that's okay with you!!

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  47. oh how I love these little dollies. the paper bag clothing shot is so cute. :)

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  48. these are lovely, my daughter would have them all. I think your blog is great so Im going to add you to my fav blogs,and peek again.

    xxxx
    t
    p.s feel free to peek at my blog.

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  49. Ooh those dolls all look so delightful. We seem to have quite a few freckles in our house too. Sunkisses we call them.

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  50. I am loving your dolls. They are so freakin cute. You do a great job.

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  51. Oh so cute!

    They reminded me of a Girl Scout troop but on closer inspection I, too, was reminded oftrhe P{aper Bag Princess [a character I assumed one year for book parade!]

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  52. Oh my word - they are GORGEOUS!! It's a shame they can't all stay together forever and they look so cute in their paper bag dresses :)

    You are so clever Mrs Ric Rac!

    xxxx

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Hellloooooo !!!!