Monday, 28 January 2013

Scrappy Swap Doll

A few doll makers have decided to make "scrappy dolls" (dolls made from scraps of fabric)... so those dolls will all be prototypes, every maker just follows their own ideas and sees where that leads them.
When I looked around I saw that most of my scraps are from cotton velour as the clothes I make are made from Jeans fabric, cotton velour and handknit/crochet. I love the velour that was passed on to me by my mother. She used to make doll clothes and sell them on regional markets - she used mainly velour and bought a lot in a time where there was still a lot of pure cotton velour around. I treasure it and keep even the smallest snippets (whenever I can get to them before my daughter sees them. She's got a big "treasure box" stuffed with the softest snippets!).

So this doll is what I'm currently working on (along with 3 of my "standard" dolls, one of which will be for a dear friend)... She's not finished yet but I love how colourful she turned out. I had a lot of fun so far, also because it meant I could just work away without pattern and see where it led me ;o)