Friday, May 23, 2008

Molly Snowbloom

One more cross-stitch cum crochet attempt. Not sure I'm happy with this one, but I think she may grow on you after a while (at least I hope so). I wanted to find a way to use the King of Siam motif and I thought of making a snowman of some sort. Turns out that motif was a bit big, so I crocheted another called 'Barnacle' with fewer rounds for the body. Then I did the cross-stitched face of Donna Vermillion's April Snowlady for the head. The sequins are used to hide the cross stitch edge. I think that next time I might try using waste canvas and do the cross stitching directly onto the backing fabric. But I'll give the doll-making a rest for now. I've just shipped off this one, with Bekka and Lea to be given out as comfort dolls. Time to return to the dragons.


Thanks again for all of your lovely comments. Looks like a great holiday week-end coming, weatherwise. I hope to spend a lot of time outdoors.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

It's very cute!!

Sandra said...

Awwww!!!! My goodness, I landed in to see what you've been up to, and this is just so beautiful! I was wondering what you'd do with each shape, this is perfect Annie, you've mastered the art of creation!

Pat Winter said...

She is delightful! The dolls arrived and I love them. The way you mixed x stitch,crochet and fabric to makes dolls is great. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for your generous contributions to the Comfort Doll project.

Heather said...

Well I think she's beautiful Annie.