We bought muslin and some yarn for hair and repurposed an old Halloween scarf to use as a dress for the doll. The felt was a piece she had already.
I helped her draw off the pattern pieces. We drew the face in profile so that we could have a 3-dimensional nose and chin. There is a seam down the center of the face. (The back of the head also has a seam down the center, making four pattern pieces for the head.)
Next, arms and legs were sewn on. (If you look closely you can see where she has penciled in the features.)She painted the legs to look like stockings and shoes. Acrylic craft paint was used for this. She also drew the face lightly in pencil and then painted the features, complete with a wart on the side of her nose! I didn't get a picture of adding hair or painting features, but the hair is just yarn. We wound it around a book until it was thick enough and removed it, sewed a seam down the middle (we put a piece of paper underneath, but a scrap of muslin might be better so that the yarn has something to be sewn to). We clipped the loops at the ends of the hair and hand sewed it to her head. The clothing and hat I cut out and let her sew.
Here's my sweet girl with her Halloween witch all finished and two months early! Can you tell how proud she is of her creation? I saw her several times just holding it and admiring what she had done! AND.....it's MUCH cuter than the one in the store!!!
Until next time......
Kudos to your granddaughter, she did a marvelous job. Witchy looks positively perfect for the upcoming Halloween festivities.ReplyDelete
Take a bow, honey! =)
Your granddaughter (and you!) did a wonderful job.ReplyDelete
Great job on this. I love it. And her smile says she does too.ReplyDelete
Your Granddaughter has done a fantastic job. She should be very proud of herself.ReplyDelete
This is SO cute......wonderful job!!!ReplyDelete
It is fabulous and I am sure it will be a treasured memory for her.ReplyDelete
That is darling Linda - and how fun to do it with your granddaughter. blessings, marleneReplyDelete
well done you two she looks amazing ,love the face detail.xxReplyDelete
How stinkin cute is that!! Your granddaughter is beautifulReplyDelete
Oh, how wonderful! I know your GD benefited from your tutelage, but she seems to have quite an artistic streak herself!!ReplyDelete
That's adorable De....! And you are looking so grown up since I saw you last!ReplyDelete
Linda, I have goosebumps!! What a wonderful project! And what a cutie! Glad you are having so much fun!! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
What a great witch, and your DGD is lovely.ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous job!!! She is wickedly cute.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to teach her that she can make so many things she sees in the store - and even better! She's really growing up, and I'm so impressed with her sewing abilities! Tell them it's time to come see family in Texas!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous. Great job granddaughter! Linda you are such a wonderful role model to help teach her how to create something seen. She will remember these times forever. I know I do that with time spent with my grandma and all she taught me. Creative Hugs...ReplyDelete
How cute! Your granddaughter did an amazing job on her witch. It is definitely something to be proud of.ReplyDelete
Oh Linda...what a great wicked witch...you all make a great team....YOU are downright inspiring to us all!ReplyDelete
Wow, your witch doll turned out great. I can imagine how excited your granddaughter is with her creation. I sure would be if I made that!ReplyDelete
If that isn't the cutest little witch! And look at your granddaughter's smile - warms my heart. How fun to share time with Grandma - precious!ReplyDelete
This so cute!!!ReplyDelete
WOW Linda, that is the cutest Halloween witch and your sweet granddaughter, with her gorgeous smile, did a fabulous job...you should be a very proud Grandma...there is nothing better than making memories with Grandma that will last a lifetime. Enjoy your time with the grandones! Happy stitching, PaulineReplyDelete
How cute Linda! I think someone is having way too much fun playing with the grandchildren!!! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
PRIDE, that is what I see all over your Granddaughter's face. She is so proud of her Witchy doll and she should be..it is so cute!! Very nice job and I love the painted rocks and the story with your Grandson. I know they love having you visit. Great job!!!ReplyDelete
So impressive! I love hearing stories of inspiration and making it your own. Your granddaughter is adorable & what an amazing experience, sewing together.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me! xo