Sunday, August 7, 2016

~ Hello Dolly ~

It isn't very often that I make a rag doll anymore ~
in fact, I haven't brought one to 'life' in a few years
but
as I am always pinning wonderful things on Pinterest,
I enjoy looking at the old & worn early dolls and playthings of our youthful past.

Inspiration hit, 
and as an 'in-between' sort of project,
I made HER ~



not fancy by any means.
in fact, she was made entirely from humble-scraps 
~ found here in my over-flowing sewing room.




her head/body is made from an old piece of linen I found on my travels to Pennsylvania.
her arms are made from another type of early linen that I believe I found in Ohio…




her features were penciled-on, 
then I went over them lightly with a sepia-colored ink
with a scratchy, feathery hand.

her legs are made from cotton ticking in cream & black
and her dress is a piece of an old old quilt top that was hand pieced together... long ago.
~ the quilt cottons are quite crisp!




her hair is a simple piece of black silk ribbon ~
and is she is entirely stuffed with more clean fabric scraps.
I hand stitched her and also treadle machine sewed her body parts.
~ she is signed & dated by me too.

she is some-what heavy & nicely floppy, 
as any 'old' girl should be ~ tee hee!

I think I'll name her 
"Arabella"


Arabella is approx. 20 inches tall.

She is up for adoption ~ $145.00 with free travel expenses
if you have room in your heart & home for her.

{{She promises to help you with the sweeping & dusting,
and she makes hotcakes that are as light as air.}}

She has been ADOPTED ~ Thanks so much!!


☾¸¸.•*¨*☆*¨*•.¸¸ ☽
 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

4 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Arabella is beautiful. :):):)

The Eveningstitcher said...

You need to make more.....beautiful!!

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, shes so sweet! Love the name,,, shes adopted, ,, wonderful!! You are very busy,,,, love it,,,, take care,,,,,

janice15 said...

I loved Arabella. I wanted to get her but shes been adopted. Awe.. Happy for that person who recieved her. Will you be making more. I would truly love one. I would love one in some earthy blue tones. She was lovely thanks for sharing here. With love Janice. Ps your works are wonderful.

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