Monday, 21 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
I've just completed this new heirloom doll and I'm really pleased with the way she's turned out. I tend to tea stain the dolls after I have assembled them. I use a brush and paint it on, then hang them on the line outside to dry (I sometimes wonder what the neighbours must think!), this gives a less even coverage than if I soaked the fabric before sewing as in some areas the stuffing inside soaks up some of the liquid, but I love the look of the aged patina and it means that all of the stitching has the same aged look too.
Posted by Debbi at 23:54
I have three Christmas fairs coming up over the next few weeks and I didn't want to take just dolls as this limits my selling, so I've also been working on lots of new ideas to take with me. I especially like the way the cupcakes have worked out and they are so easy to make...just felt with rhinestones added for a little sparkle.