Friday, 23 January 2009

Ragdoll revival!

About 6 years ago I made Jamie a rag doll and a couple of outfits for her, we had a spare bedroom back then and I still had my mums sewing machine on very long term loan !
(I gave it back to her eventually!.... when prompted....)

Well I have been wondering whether to make a few more rag dolls?
I think I may have a few better skills under my belt now and I may even try embroidering her face and make her look a little less snooty! lol

I have lots of ideas for outfits too!

The pattern was from a very old crafting magazine, I picked up loads of them when I worked at the scrapstore, I think someone must have been clearing out a relatives attic or something!
Once Mr P has dug them out of he shed I will show you them, you should see the smocks and flare patterns!

Well bye for now, I will pop back soon I have just finished crocheting Danny a hot water bottle cover, but I need some ribbon for it before I take a piccy!

We are all off to Weymouth, and possibly Dorchester tomorrow for some seaside air to blow out all the cobwebs, and a touch of retail therapy in Dorchester!

Have a good weekend everyone
Cheers Alex


Buffy said...

She's lovely :) I think It would be a fantastic idea to make another.

It will be like a gage of your skill experiences!

I reckon she'd sell too, dolls are a timeless classic in every form.

~Buffy x x

karen said...

awww how cute it that ragdoll and how talented are you. I can't wait to see your next one.
Have a nice time in weymouth and dorchester, it's lovely down there isn't it.
We really must meet up for that coffee some time.

Tatty Mum said...

So your going to take my advice, you'll have a great day, beach walking and shopping what more is needed for a great weekend.
The rag doll is fantastic Mrs bucket ( bouquet) eat your heart out.
Joanne xx

KirstyFish said...

UMMMMM just been looking at your bunting!!! GRrrreat lady x x x

PatchworkPottery said...

Your doll is sweet! I like the idea of adding some embroidery to her face. Whatever you do, Have tons of fun!
Hugs, Laurraine

MarmaladeRose said...

Gosh, that ragdoll is lovely, it reminds me of one my mum made me, when I was a little girl, and then I made one for a friend when I was a teenager. The fingers, feet and the elbow joints look just the same! Was the pattern in an old Family Circle magazine? Mines in a box in the loft somewhere.

Taz said...

I remember spending a sunday making a ragdoll each with my friend when we were in high school. I think my mum still has mine somewhere.
Loving yours and I don't think she looks snooty.
Have a lovely weekend x
(And I stay up far too late reading all the time lol )

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her, so prim and pink!!! (and the snooty looks suits her perfectly) lol!!! Makes me very nostalgic, I was a Raggedy Ann fan when I was a child. She really is beautiful! You should make tons more!! (and I'm jealous of the retail therapy) I need some too. ;)

Raspberry Cupcake said...

She is lovely!

You should definitely make more of them - lots and lots and lots, all with different outfits!

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Alex

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comments. Unfortunately I didn't make that cushion - though I wish I had as it's gorgeous! I'm feeling a lot better today thanks, the pills must be working :)

I love the bunting you made, I'm going to have a proper nose at your blog later!

mel xxx