Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Flat Dolls

Terri has received her flat doll, so now it's safe to show the pictures. I made 2--one for her and one for me. This first one is the one I made for Terri. In both of them I used antique lace tableclothes for the skirts and for the little over skirt and other lace trim I used antique lace trims from old pillow cases--mixed with some new ribbons as well as some antique seam binding and the buttons are old. (If you click on the pictures they'll pop up in a larger size for better viewing).

I used a soft gold colored moire for the bodice. I love morie fabrics and they really blend nicely in antiquety vintage style projects.

On Terri's I added a little silver pocket watch that I painted gold, a tag of rusty pins that I made, a heart charm and an old clock key and a true friends tag.
This is the one that I made for me. Using the same fabrics, laces, ribbons etc. Just a bit different in the bodice design and charms that hang from it.......
On this one I photocopied an old button card, backed it with some black velvet and added the buttons and ribbon for a laced up corset look.
I had intended to add the same things to mine as I did Terri's, but then I got to looking around my room and went with some sewing trinkets I had that needed to be displayed better. The scissors is part of a set that includes a thimble and a gold needlecase. I opted to use an antique quilters thimble with the top cut out instead, because I just didn't want to poke a hole in my nice new thimble. There is also a ladies pocket watch, clock key, pins tag and a neat magnifying glass made for a key chain. I had more to add, but decided this was enough--I think!
I had so much fun making these flat dolls, I don't know when the last time was that I had this much fun with a project. I'm thinking of gathering up some more trinkets and making a few to sell, so we'lll see how the gathering goes.
The inspiration for this swap came from the original Flat Dolls designed by Barbara Willis..........
Don't forget to check out the rest of Barbara's site. She's a very talented artist and her work is to die for!


NeNe said...

It is wonderful. I feel like my partner got the short end of the swap. Mine was more one the line of a paperdoll, but it was made with fabric. Yours is really beautiful.


katieburkes said...

Wonderful and creative artistry. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. I have been inspired to make flat dolls & I love your work!