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Topic: Autumn Dotee Doll ... my first doll!  (Read 5084 times)
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« on: October 19, 2009 02:12:39 PM »

I recently made this doll for the Autumn Swap. . . my partner collects dotee dolls, so I thought I'd try to make one....





I hand-painted the fabric (some reclaimed cotton fabric,) which was really a lot of fun!



I embroidered the face, and back-stitched and split-stitched the veins and crown.





I really enjoyed making this... thanks for looking. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009 02:23:11 PM »

It's so adorable!


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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009 04:01:59 PM »

That's super adorable!

The painted fabric is perfect, did you use just a standard accryllic paint?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009 04:46:40 PM »

Thank  you for your kind words! Smiley

The painted fabric is perfect, did you use just a standard accryllic paint?

Yes, just cheapo acrylics.  I soaked the fabric in water, and floated the acrylics onto the fabric, and it all bled nicely together.  Once it dried, I ironed the whole thing with a hot iron to set the paints.  Easy!
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009 04:50:43 PM »

Wonderfully done! The colors are beautiful and so is the stitching. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009 08:54:28 PM »

Very nice work. Your face is fabulous.
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LilyDay
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009 09:20:23 PM »

Sounds so easy, I'll have to try, thank you Smiley

Thank  you for your kind words! Smiley

The painted fabric is perfect, did you use just a standard accryllic paint?

Yes, just cheapo acrylics.  I soaked the fabric in water, and floated the acrylics onto the fabric, and it all bled nicely together.  Once it dried, I ironed the whole thing with a hot iron to set the paints.  Easy!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009 06:08:45 PM »

So pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009 09:03:29 PM »

You know, I'm usually not that crazy about dotee dolls, but this one is beautiful! great job.
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WingedPierrot
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009 03:54:05 PM »

So lovely! I adore the way the leaf is painted.
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delfina
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2009 11:00:36 PM »

I'm not familiar with dotee dolls, but this is gorgeous!
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2009 03:19:14 PM »

This is so creative! I collect dotees and love making them! Thanks for sharing this! HUGS
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009 08:23:11 AM »

I've not been the biggest fan of dotees, but I really like this one!  She's quite elegant, and I love the colours.  Such a very pretty painting job you did on the fabric!  I'm sure your partner will love her and treasure her!
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thequeenmel
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009 02:20:41 PM »

What a great idea! 

~Melanie
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InfiniteDreams
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2009 10:12:27 PM »

That's really beautiful and really captures the feeling of autumn.  Great vision.  Love the beads too  Wink
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