Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Don't throw that out!


Okay.  There is a decided advantage to never throwing anything away.

Of course, you have to be able to find what you've stashed!

This afternoon I just had to make a couple of bendy dolls.  Several years ago I made dozens of these little dolls from Salley Mavor's Felt Wee Folk book.  Instead of using embroidery floss, I remembered I had a stash of Persian style crewel yarn in a gazillion different colors.  This almost got tossed when cleaning up my workroom a few weeks ago, but I just couldn't trash all those beautiful skeins, even though I had no idea what I might use them for.

Well, they work GREAT for wrapping the pipecleaners, and making the hair :-)


These little dolls are 2 1/2 inches tall, and require just one 12 inch pipecleaner to make them.  The doll on the left has a 20mm diameter head, and the one on the right a 16mm diameter head.  They have acorn caps that I've had for over 10 years, just waiting to be used again :-)

Rose among the Hellebores


Daffodil

Instead of dressing them in felt, I want to crochet some remove-able outfits for them, which is a departure from the book.  And I think they look sweet faceless; what do you think?

So remember...don't throw that out!

12 comments:

  1. OMG ;)))) they are soooooo cute <3
    Love them!!
    Hugs,
    rux :*!!

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  2. They are adorable! I can't wait to see how you dress them up!

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    1. Thank you so much, Colleen :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Ya se ven bonitas ahora, pero cuando tengan sus vestidos serán un capricho. Quizá entonces te plantees pintarles los ojos con dos puntitos y colorear un poco sus mejillas :) Me encantan!

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    1. Zulueta, eso es exactamente lo que hice con varias cuentas más... les di dos puntos para los ojos y se ruborizó sus mejillas. También, sólo una pequeña sonrisa:-)

      Gracias por sus dulces palabras,

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  4. I totally understand you. I am a can't throw it out, I might need it person. I love your dolls. I've made lots of fairies using Salle's book.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :-) I am glad to know I'm not alone!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. They do look so sweet! Faceless is the Montessori and Waldorf style, then the viewer or child can imagine an expression.

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    1. Than you! I've always loved Waldorf style dolls :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. This would be a great project for my students. We have lots of yarn and pipe cleaners so it would be perfect. :-)

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    1. Absolutely! Children would love doing this, and there are many free tutorials online for how to make Bendy dolls. Have fun!

      warmly,

      Beth

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