Friday 29 January 2021

Watercolours, Topsy Turvy Doll, Fabric Design

Doodlewash Watercolour Challenge




Topsy Turvy Doll
I've been wanting to make one of these dolls for a while. I was going to make my own pattern but then I saw some on Etsy and decided to buy one. I'm not that good at following patterns so I had problems all the way. Having said that the instructions were not that good, quite confusing at times. She has an unusual shaped head for a rag doll and together with my cutting out, stitching and stuffing the shape was even more unusual. I also decided to paint on her features instead of embroidery. This didn't go well and one head ended up really messy so I decided to make her into Cinders and have a patchy and grubby dress. She looked a lot better after her hair was put on but her features could be better. She was supposed to have a smart dress one side and housecoat on the other, I made the housecoat into the patchy dress with added 'dirt'. It was really hard sewing puff sleeves into the dress. I used fabrics and wool I'd already got. How do people sew really small fiddly things? I may make another tospy turvy doll in the future but I don't think I'll be using this pattern even though I quite like her now.

I've entered a design contest at Spoonflower this week, yellow and gray challenge. Anyone can vote for their favourites by visiting the Spoonflower site.

I'm linking with Paint Party Friday


Tuesday 19 January 2021

Digital Art

I've been messing about with faces again then adding them to photos.
Fun faces rather than realistic.

Here are the faces on their own.

Friday 15 January 2021

Doodlewash, Spoonflower Contest and Bibs

Doodlewash - Watercolour

Gate - this was a gate on a pig sty


Sprout and Growing

Digital Design

Spoonflower had a contest for a small scaled geometric pattern last week, the pattern above is what I entered but below are the various stages I went through to get to the final.

Sewing - Dribble Bibs


Tuesday 12 January 2021

Watercolours and Digital Art, Paper Houses



Novel - she's reading Watership Down



Altered photo

I've been doodling faces again then adding them to a vintage photo.

Another digital doodle

Before Christmas I cut out some paper houses and put tea lights inside