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Friday, August 07, 2015

Rag Dolls - Izzy

Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my last post, I really appreciate them!  It was so nice to hear from you all!

Today I am revisiting Izzy, who you may have seen loitering at the bottom of my side-bar, annotated as a "Work in Progress". I decided she had been there way too long, so in between visiting other blogs, commenting on them, and some housework, I have added a few more stitches. 

Izzy was an experiment, and I am very pleased how she has turned out. 

I stitched her brows, eyes and mouth in stem stitch, her irises are satin stitch, with a black french knot in the centre, with two little running stitches, in pink, for her nostrils.  


Face - eyes outlined in slipstitch
She now has a face, at last!

Attaching the hair
If you look at this in close up you can see where the
 hairs are attached.
Izzy - showing holes where arms were turned through
The white patches on her arms is where they were turned through

Stuffed Sussex Puff for added hair height
The little brown circle is a stuffed Sussex Puff which I
stitched onto the back of her head to add height to her hair.

Izzy with her streaked hair.
Izzy thinks she is very trendy with coloured streaks in her hair!
Izzy.
I attached a clasp to the top of her head with a ribbon
so that I can attach her to a handbag - yet to be made!

If I made her again these are a few things I would do differently:
  1. make her limbs a little wider - they were awfully difficult to turn through!
  2. add a neck as part of her head.
  3. her face looks a little wobbly around the chin because she was hand stitched, another time I would machine stitch her.
She isn't quite finished. I need to tie her hair back, and I intend to make a dress, some shoes and a bag. Perhaps I might be getting a little carried away!


Did you manage to get any crafting done this week?

I hope you have a great weekend!

See you soon.

Barbara xx

Straw daisies with pollen laden bee
I couldn't resist showing you this photograph of a pollen laden bee!







19 comments:

  1. Izzy has such a sweet little face and I love her hair. Looking forward to seeing her dressed.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne, I have some fabric ready for a dress, must get stitching now!

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  2. Oh, she's so beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I think she needs some accessories :-)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Kate.

      I have lots of ideas of things to make, just need some extra time to do them!

      It's great to know you called by!

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  3. oh she's a treasure and i love the addition of the suffock puff to lift her hair. great picture of that bee.....and you know i got some crafting done.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Your tatted Josephine knots look amazing, Deanna, I am interested to see how they attach. I peeked at your Instagram account, and I love your jumpsuit with the schisha mirrors. Barbara xx

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  4. Izzy is super cute, I actually like her hair they way it is, but as someone with longish hair, I like to tie it back too. I admire your craft skills. You should go on by and visit a blog friend of mine called Sally. Here is her blog if you want to have a nosy. http://poppycockcreative.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw, thanks Shaheen! Re your friend's blog, that's really interesting, I'll have a look! Thanks.

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  5. Izzy looks great and is very trendy. I often wish I'd done things differently when I finish a project!

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    1. Thanks Gillian. There's always more than one way to do things!

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  6. I would imagine that creating her outfit will be very exciting....she is adorable...

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Karen. I am excited to make her outfit, but I haven't managed to start yet. Maybe it's the rainy weather or maybe I just can't decide which project to work on first!

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  7. Izzy is lovely, she reminds my of my 'Betty' still in a drawer for lack of clothes, poor girl.

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    1. Hi Sheryl, Thank you for dropping by. Is "Betty" on your blog? I'd love to see her.

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog Barbara, your mail shows as 'no reply' so I couldn't reply to you privately.

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    1. My email address is in my side bar, if that's any help! Otherwise I guess I should write it in my comments when I am visiting people, maybe?

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  9. This is going to be a sweet little doll, love the progress you made. Monday we returned from a weekend for just me and my DH. We had a lovely time and I had time to crochet when we travelled.

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    1. Hi Annet, Thank you for your lovely comment. Glad to hear you had a nice weekend away, just for the two of you! It was good you were able to get some crochet done, is there much more to do?

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    2. Well, I'm crocheting granny squares for charity, so I can crochet as many as I want. It's the perfect size for traveling. But I'm looking forward to do some embroidery soon!

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