Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi all... and welcome to another Samantha Blog Hop! The hop starts at Samantha's Blog, so make sure and stop there first, for all the info on how you could win your choice of either an Enchanted Garden or Cowboy fat quarter bundle!


Okay, so we got to play with fabric this month and since I've been dying to make a Raggedy Ann doll for the longest time, I finally decided to give it a go. The pattern I used is called "A Round About Pattern" by Maureen Mills. The pattern basically has a mixture of dolls, snowmen and other projects for all seasons. I still have a lot to learn, as far as doll making goes. But this pattern wasn't too bad to do, especially since I don't like to read patterns! - Not always the best thing to do!!! I had a few problems with her hair, but I kind of like the messed up look she ended up with! :)

Most of the fabrics used are from the Wanna Be A Cowboy 2 collection, except for the cream floral on Annie's collar and the heart on her dress, which are from the Enchanted Garden fabric collection.

Here are a few closeups.


The headband was cut from a strip of fabric which was frayed around the edges. It helped hide some of the flaws I had going on with her hair.  The flower is by Maya Road, but it matched the fabrics so perfectly, I had to add it!


This is the little heart applique, I mentioned earlier.  I added the hand stitching around the edges to give it the look of a patch.


 Well, that's it from me (and Annie) for today! Enjoy the rest of the hop! :)


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Samantha Walker Fabrics Used:
Enchanted Garden - White Flowers.

Other supplies:
Maya Road - Flower, Leaves, Alterable Wood Buttons, Ruffle Crochet Trim, Zig Zag Crochet Trim  and Maya Mists (Elderberry Blue and Espresso Brown)

Muslin, embroidery floss, paint, buttons, wool. and stuffing


32 comments:

Samantha Walker said...

Jennifer, she is adorable! I hope you continue to work with fabric, you are such an amazing dimensional artist! I am alway floored with your creations...she is no exception. She is too cute for words!

Clare G said...

Annie turned out so sweet, she is a fantastic dolly. I love that headband and really do love her hair. Anyone would fall instantly is love with her!

Lori Comeau said...

Awesome job. Looks like this was such a fun project for you. She came out so sweet.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Colleen said...

Wow that is just awesome. You did a super job. Is it for you or a gift?

Shelley Haganman said...

Incredible work Jennifer!! You can rock fabric as well as scrapbooking supplies....you are amazing!

Guiseppa said...

Jennifer....wow! I love this. I used to have a Raggedy Ann and Andy doll growing up and I loved them. These are fabulous. Wonderful work you talented cutie!

Jimmi said...

Wow what a gorgeous doll!!
She's perfect!

StampinCathy said...

Jennifer, This doll is just priceless. Love everything about this creative and inspiring project. You really did a fabulous job.

ClassyDify said...

OMG!!!! I want one! I remember her from my childhood days! Won't say how many years ago that was...lol! Thank you so much for sharing her. She is absolutely adorable! Great job! Katherine

Eva said...

Jennifer, you AMAZE me!!!!!! This is such a gorgeous little dolly, all the details, everything about it is just so CUTE!!!!!! I totally agree with Samantha you are one amazingly talented dimensional artist!

Angie Blom said...

HELLO!!! this is outstanding. my daughter would just love this. brilliant and I just love love the fabrics!

Jingle said...

She is absolutely beautiful, Jennifer! I really love her!!!! You are just incredibly talented!

KarenK said...

Whoa! Annie is adorable. I had an RAnn and Andy from my grandma as a kid and their faces always freaked me out. :) But your little Annie's face is too precious. Love her hair and little heart. Wow, super cute!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Wow, she is darling! I love all the details, and her face is so sweet. You sew as beautifully as you scrap!!

silhouettemania.blogspot.com by joelmamota said...

What beautiful! I love it! Congrats!

LAuclair said...

Wow, Jennifer! She is beautiful! I had a Raggedy Ann when I was a child, and she was my favorite even over the fancy schmancy baby dolls my other relatives used to buy me! My Nana knew me best. <3

JoZart said...

That's a gorgeous Raggedy Annie and in the last pic she looks like she is blog hopping! Fab fabrics too. We don't see annie in England very often but I bought a printed fabric to make one whilst visiting DD in Germany. It wasn't as nice as your's though by far.
JoZarty x

Btrflywmn said...

Great work, what a fun project.

Kray said...

Oh what a cute Annie! Love it!

Carol said...

I love Raggedy Ann and yours is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

marilyn said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

nancy said...

Jennifer, this is perfection as usual! Love the little appliqued heart.

Lucy Newton said...

I think it turned out quite good for your first try, loved the headband and the flowers!!

Peach Rainbow said...

Aww, a Cute little Dolly :D

Scrapfaire said...

That doll is AMAZING!! I think she's perfect!

sharon g said...

Ann is SO darned cute! I've always loved those dolls.

Carolina said...

This is so cute! I'm sure DD would love it!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, this is so, so cute. Whatever you touch turns to gold.

Monique said...

Oh I love your Annie!! What a cutie! how clever you are!

Carisa said...

omgosh, seriously?! How much do I love your doll??? i wish i was brave enough to tackle that and to make handmade dolls for my own girls. super sweet!

jennifer mitten said...

This is so adorable! What an amazing doll project with such great detail...

Teresa said...

Your work is just awesome!! You are so very, very talented and thank you so much for sharing what you do with all of us :)

 
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