Sunday, 18 November 2012

Say Hello to Bluebell - !st Happy Scrappy Doll

Sewing machine got so hot this week I've had to oil it!!! Been very busy designing a new range of rag dolls. Based on a Prairie Doll pattern found in the Wild West of America. 

This is Bluebell

All the Happy Scrappy Dolls will have their unique number embroidered on their left foot or right as in this case doh I am tired!

All Happy Scrappy Dolls will be made from Antique, Vintage, Retro and sometimes modern materials. But all the materials will be sourced from 2nd hand sources not High Street Stores. They are made from scraps of other peoples lives really.

Bluebell is wearing a blue print skirt in fabric from my friend Julie. 

 Doilies for the hair, apron, shawl and knickers came from Lynn who sells lace, linen and jewelry in Chelmsford market. Knickers below with a blue ribbon, which matches the hair ribbon and shawl trim.

The blouse fabric came from a huge buy I made at the Helen Rollason Charity Shop in Braintree. I came out with a black bin liner and a large carrier bag full of fabric and sewing stuff.

The blue lace and daisies came from a charity shop buy, a bag of lace and ribbons & trims.

A few things for me to work on, thumb needs to be a bit bolder. Sew more evenly round feet, draw head shape on as its very hard to get a symmetrical shape when you are machining. Same applies to feet and hands.

Haven't made up my mind about faces yet. Oh and I wash all materials before use and yes iron too.

Hope you like her, more to come.

Made a huge buy of vintage linen, lace, lovely check and stripe table cloths, doilies, a wonderful silk embroidered peacock and a large petit point embroidery. 3 banana boxes overflowing. Been washing and ironing all day. So now I have lots of wonderful material for my cushions and Happy Scrappy Dolls. 


  1. Those dolls are just gorgeous. Love all the vintage materials you have used to dress them. You are a clever YOUNG stick......xx


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