Monday, March 9, 2020

"Cecelia" Redux

I've started a second Cecelia doll, since I hadn't yet put the fabric and pattern away. While sewing, I thought it would be worthwhile (to me) to determine how much time it takes to complete this doll.

Layout and sewing the doll ~ about 90 minutes:

Stuffing and closing ~ about 50 minutes:

Needle sculpting finger and toe divisions, ears and face ~ 2 hours:

March 11 - Jointing the arms/legs and covering buttons ~ 45 minutes:


Below: I eliminated the indentation from joining the head to the neck (filled the area under the circular patch with stuffing), as I plan to stitch yarn hair similar to the previous Cecelia doll - I think this will make sewing the yarn in this area a bit easier. 

March 15 - Coloring the face ~ 60 minutes:

March 27 - Hair ~ I lost track of time, but probably 3 hours:




And she's done - clothing ~ Many hours:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

ODACA Helper Doll Finished!

Cecelia just had her photo shoot! It took several hours to finish her hair. I used a textured yarn for her hair, and stitched it in place. It takes a little planning to keep it symmetrical, and I used 4 needles as I worked in sections.

Her clothing is removable, and this time I gave her a narrow belt to break up the print and line of the dress. Her shoes are also removable.

I think her hears are just a little too big, so I'll decrease the size slightly the next time I use this pattern. 

Friday, February 28, 2020

ODACA Day Helper Doll - Work in Progress

This week I started working on my Helper Doll for ODACA Day in July. Helpers are the raffled items during the ODACA Luncheon. This year the event is in Dallas, TX.

Because Cecelia is one of my simpler dolls, she's a logical doll to make to donate. I tweaked the head pattern a little, so the ears are incorporated (i.e., no need to sew them on separately), like the head pattern for my "Amity" pattern.

I've not yet decided on hair. I'm also thinking about shoes. With luck, I'll finish her dress today.


March 7 update ~ Working on hair:

Friday, January 31, 2020

Life Book 2018 November Lessons

 
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Monday, January 13, 2020

A New Challenge?

Just saw this on Facebook, then visited the blog. I hope to join the group and commit to the challenge, which will involve some writing as well.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Life Book 2020 January Lessons


This was a fun art project to do with my 10-year old granddaughter. 
This is her page:









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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

White Elephant

Tonight's our ER Christmas party. We'll have a gift exchange, so I thought I'd make another Santa pin/ornie. I did the same last year, though the cap fabric is different.
I normally glue a pom pom to the cap, but the ones I have are either too (bright) red or too white. I was lucky to find a tiny poinsettia that fit the bill.

The only things left to do are to add a string for hanging, and wrap him up.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wishing you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

There's a lot for which to be thankful this year. 
Hoping next year brings peace and satisfaction!