Friday, April 22, 2016

Rag Dolls - Izzy - A Finish

Hello lovely blogging friends, and welcome if you are here for the first time,

Thank you to all of you who left such kind comments on my previous post.

I am linking to Amy's Love Made My Home with Five points about Izzy, and also linking to Crazy Mom Quilts with Izzy's dress, my latest stitching finish!

I finished making Izzy a little while ago, and today I am celebrating the completion of her dress just yesterday, which took me a little while to get round to making! Izzy was made as a handbag decoration, which is why there is a key fob hidden in her hair from which to hang dangle her.

Izzy in her new dress

If you would like to make your own variation of doll, each of the following posts has links leading to the fantastic tutorials I found, and used, from the Web.

  1. my first doll - Bella - and the inspiration for continuing - here
  2. experimenting adding hair for bella - here 
  3. making the base cap and latching Izzy's hair - here
  4. stitching Izzy's face, finishing her hair, and putting her together - here
  5. how I started making Izzy's dress - here

Inside Izzy's dress
Wrong side

Izzy's dress is completely hand stitched, decorated with chain stitch and french knot embroidery, ric rac at the neck, and recycled lace to finish her skirt.  I followed Runos instructions for making up the dress.

Izzy's Dress
My finish today!

Et voila, one dress completed!

Of course, every girl needs a bag and shoes ...... something for another day ..... I'll have to get onto that!

But for now, I'm off to read some lovely blogs over at Amy's Love Made My Home and Crazy Mom Quilts, I hope you will pop over to see what is going on too!

Have a super weekend!

See you soon.

Barbara xx


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I never dreamed that Izzy was that small!! She's adorable - and even more impressive knowing that all those details are in miniature.

mamasmercantile said...

What a great doll and such intricate detail on something so small is amazing.

Jo said...

She fabulous, and sporting such beautiful clothes too.

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

Izzy is lovely, especially in her new dress. Like Magpie's Mumblings I didn't realise she was so small - how about a photo of her on your bag?

Mac n' Janet said...

She is adorable, nice, nice work.

Christine B said...

What a beautiful little doll Barbara and I love the detail you have stitched onto her dress! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Sheryl said...

Lovely little dress for Izzy, the print is so pretty and the embroidery.

Amy at love made my home said...

Izzy is so lovely!!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope that you had a great weekend! xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Barbara, what a sweetie she is. And she has such beautiful clothes, the little Miss.I'm looking forward to seeing her with new shoes and a fancy bag :)

Preeti said...

Izzy has lovely brown hair and very intelligent eyes. When I grow up, I want to be an Izzy. And she looks lovely in green :-)
I also wanted to thank you for your darling comment on my blog.

handmade by amalia said...

Izzy looks lovely in her new dress, Barbara. I do hope you're taking her somewhere nice.

Josie said...

I also didn't realise that she is a handbag charm. I can't believe how perfectly you have stitched such a tiny creation - She is absolutely gorgeous xx

Kaisievic said...

Izzy is going to look very sweet dangling from your handbag - exquisite stitching on her dress - just lovely.

Annet said...

Izzy looks great in her new dress!

Alex said...

She's gorgeous - a very special handbag dangle!

Helen Philipps said...

Izzy looks so sweet in her pretty new dress...I love the floral embroidery!
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Lara B. said...

What a sweet doll Barbara! I love all the special details, like her curly bangs and the embroidery on her dress!

Glenda said...

such a cute wee dress you made for Lzzy, it reminds me of the wee dresses worn by the young German and Switze girls. I have a lovely outfit that my hubby brought back from Bravia about 40 years ago for me, all though it does not fit me now I love it so much I can never bring my self to pass it on LOL Cheers Glenda