Friday, December 21, 2012

Party Dolls...

Dolled up and ready to party, these four girls sat under the Christmas tree at our recent holiday luncheon at the Citra Crafty Quilters gathering. After showing group members the doll in this post that I made for the prison crafting program, several of them wanted to make a donation doll, too. So we set aside two or three work sessions and got these dolls underway. From the left are Violet (who has her own sleeping bag to match her dress), Gloria, Scarlet, and Dotty. Some of the dolls will go to the local sheriff's department for use with children during domestic calls. There are several more dolls in the works, but these were completed in time for Christmas.

One fun aspect of these dolls was using less traditional materials to craft them, including prints and bright colors for the bodies and fancy yarn for the hair. Scarlet has painted features, felt shoes, lacey socks, and a fancy bit in her hair.


And Gloria has embroidered features which I think I prefer doing when making these dolls. They're great fun to make, and their personalities emerge as we go along. And their names do, too! It's almost as if they tell us what their names are. I'm sure there are many more dolls just waiting on my fabric shelves.


4 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful dolls! I love how colorful they are and they look like they would be fun to make!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh how I adore home crafted dolls, Nancy. These are exquisite. In my entire life, I never had a bought doll. Mama had a lady make all my dolls for me and they were absolutely exquisite. This brought back such touching memories. Thank you. xoDonna

Susan said...

They are absolutely wonderful. No wonder you have so much fun making them.

Robbie said...

They are each adorable!!! Just great work from everyone!!! Happy Holidays, nancy! See you soon, I hope!