This is my desk this evening. There isn't much on TV tonight so I'm starting to sew a new pattern that I recently got from Gingermelon Dolls. I'm a huge fan of Shelly's designs and I have a couple of her patterns but this is the first time I have made this one.
The little doll is made entirely of felt and is hand sewn. She is very tiny...about 8 inches so this is going to be a challenge:)
I'm making her with some vintage industrial felt that I bought about 30 years ago. I'm testing her with this felt as a sample. If I do a good job I'll make more in wool felt as the pattern suggests.
Here is a picture of the Woodland Elf when she is made up.......I hope mine looks as cute as this:)
I'm also testing a free cross stitch pattern being developed at the moment by Romona over at Northbrook Stitches. She should have it finalized and posted as a freebie sometime next week. I'm a beginner at cross stitch so it was a learning experience for me and of course I made a few mistakes.....not telling what they are...hee hee. Hey......I learned something I didn't know:)
The chart is based on one of her Jester dolls....Romona like Shelly is another talented dollmaker....and, an amazing needle artist. You should go to her blog by way of the link above ......she has pictures of her thread stash......eeeek !!!! I'm so jealous:)
|My first attempt at the chart.|