Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Spirit of Friendship Doll

Friendship Doll
Originally uploaded by sewquilty.

I must be on a roll today. I just finished this doll. All it really needed was the tassel. I was going to add more beading and decided that I liked it just the way it was.
The swap at CQI is over but this doll is for me. There will be another swap coming up though. I have a lot of ideas for that one. But I must wait, I have other things to finish up first.

cloth doll

cltoh doll
Originally uploaded by sewquilty.

Here she is! The first doll I've made. It was quite a journey. There is a very fine line between fun and frustration. I'm happy to say that the fun stands out more. There are quite a few mistakes I've made along the way too. I hope I remember them so I don't do them again.
I'm not too crazy about her hair but she looks better this way than bald. I think that doing hair will only improve with experience. Oh, and her legs are way too wobbly, I think the thread broke. I'll have to redo them. That was part of the frustrating part. Her arms and legs would get in my way. I felt like I needed an extra hand at times.
For now I'm going to leave her up on the television where she is very visible. I'm waiting for her to tell me her name!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Friendship Doll

I received my dolls from the Friendship Doll swap at CQInternational . I am so thrilled with the dolls I received!

This first doll was rec'd from Barbara. Look at that beading. And the fabrics! Now, if you know me, you know how I live on coffee. I tend to say that is what is running through my veins. This doll is perfect for me!!

The second doll is from Jo. Look at her stitching! And the ribbon work of course. And I love these colors. Green is a neutral in my book.

Aren't these dolls wonderful. If you want to see the rest of the dolls go check out the CQInternation blog. There is even a group picture there!
This was so much fun that I hope there will be another one.
Thanks ladies!