Sharing my love for all things vintage, my crafts, sewing, Limoges, porcelain, decorating, recipes, Family and so much more. Also, living with Fibromyalgia, Pernicious Anemia and other yucky things. I am a wife & mother of three who simply loves to share. Thank you for visiting and spending time with me. Hugs, Beverly
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
FABRIC DOLLS - US DOLLS AND A EARRING CARD
Dolls - Us Dolls
of weeks ago I made the cutest fabric doll from a vintage paper doll. I
made her to go into my jewelry box and to hold a few special vintage brooches
that I own. You can see her here:Once Upon A Paper Doll. I really love
how she turned out and making her made me think of other ways I could use
printer fabric and so I had this idea that I could make US DOLLS.
wanted to make fabric dolls of myself and my girls. I started by first selecting
photos to use and I put them in a photo editor and worked on them until I had
something resembling a paper doll of each of us. Once I got them just the
way I wanted them I put them into one image and made a sheet of three dolls.
I printed them out to make sure they looked good and then printed them on
to fabric paper. Once I did this, I layered them with 2 layers of batting
and a canvas fabric backing. I stitched around them (single stitch) and
then I cut them out. Once I had them cut out I zigzag stitched around
them and then I went to work adding all sorts of the details to them.
my husband comes home, I intend to make an Eric doll to go with our US dolls.
Every girl needs her Prince.
some more photos of our Us Dolls.
would be great Christmas tree decorations. You could take photos of your
family members, especially the children, each year and add them to your tree.
You could even print on the canvas fabric on the back and put the name
and year. These would be great gifts as well. The possibilities are
endless, just imagine....
add any embellishments you like to these and make them your own. I added
a pink bow, teacup and crown to me. Then for Tiffany I used a glass owl
and a bow in her hair and a rhinestone heart button for sparkle. June got
a kawaii (that's Japanese for the cuteness) deer and a bow and of course a
rhinestone heart button as well.
your imagination take over and think what you could do with this idea. I
LOVE technology and the ability to manufacture things from home.
So while I
was working on this project, I had something else on my mind. I love The
Graphics Fairy and recently she posted an adorable perfume label and I so
wanted to use it for something. I am still working on my jewelry box; it
has become a labor of love. I needed something to put my earrings on and
I thought this label was perfect.
the label and a link to The Graphics Fairy's fabulous, awesome, stupendous,
treasure trove of a website, if ever there was one.
please don't use this image. Simply click on The Graphics Fairy to go to her site and
please give her credit if you decide to use this image for any projects.
I just wanted you to see the graphic.
To make my
earring card, I simply printed out the image and ironed it on to a plastic grid
(these can be found in the craft section) and added a bow. The print
fabric was the iron on type so this worked great. Also, you have to be
careful not to melt the plastic grid. I used a small towel over the
fabric and grid to make sure I did not melt it. You can punch holes
through the plastic grid in the openings.
Here is my
new earring card with my earrings on it. I love how it turned out and I
made 2 more graphics so that I will have them for future earrings.
Earring Card Featured at Le Chateau Des Fleur
Thank you Isabelle for such a wonderful compliment.