Saturday, April 11, 2009

I finally did it.......

I had a fun night last night.....I finally took some time and just played and this is the result of that play night.
I was cleaning out my bookcase the other day and came across this "Art Doll Quarterly" from Nov, Dec, Jan 2008/2009
Nice surprise to find under a pile of! I sat down with a cup of tea and browsed through it again for inspiration.....then I came across this pattern from Li Hertzi called "Bush Baby" and decided to make one for myself!

I started at around 7:30 pm and finished at 10:30 pm....not bad, three hours from start to finish!

Well, here she is all done and ready to hang.....

This is how she was created. I used scraps of heavy "home decor" fabric that my dil gave me from when she made her purses. I cut the pattern first out of heavy pellon 70 and then fused it to the fabric, one side at a time. Then, I just zig zaged around the outside of each piece. The first piece I tackled was the face....the best part...full of character!! Her eyes are circles cut from another piece of fabric fused to a light interfacing, then cut out and I attached it by doing a buttonhole stitch around the outer edge with black embroidery floss. Next, I just sketched on her mouth and used red embroidery floss to sew on the outline. The hair is just a small piece of funky trim.....perfect for her! Her eyes are flat googlie you can see from the picture they open and close when you move! Next came the nose, all it is, is a plastic bead.
Next, I just wire wrapped beads of different sizes around her legs and then her you see her diamond on her finger???? After all the embellishing was done, I attached the arms and legs with brads, glued the head to the body and sewed on her earrings!!

Now meet "Nagapie"....another name for "Bush Baby"!!


WayMooreFunQuilting said...

She's as cute as you are!
xox - b

jan said...

WHOA, I love her, what fun she is. You made her pretty quick, I shall have to see if I can make one of those from your instructions.
Isn't it lovely to find an old mag and then find a useful thing inside. You cant beat the old ones. Like me of course!!!! hahahahahahaha lol xxxx

Reflections of life and art said...

Barb, glad you like sure felt good to make's been way tooo long!!


Reflections of life and art said...

Jan, I hear that you can't beat the old mags for something good...hee hee!


li said...

WOW!!! I love her! She totally makes me smile with that big ole grin you gave her.

So glad people are getting to be creative with my bush baby! Making things is so rich, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing her, li hertzi

morningDove said...

oh i just love your find of the mag and then to play and see that doll. i lover her.

Reflections of life and art said...

Hi Li, tahnks for visiting...I'm so glad you like her...she was fun and easy to make...I may just have to have a play day making bush babies with some local crafters.
Hope all is well with you and the family back are missed out her in CA land!!


Reflections of life and art said...

Dove, she was a hoot to make...I was surprised to find a pattern in the Art Doll Quarterly...they usually don't have them in there and I don't usually buy them anymore...too expensive but I had to have this you know!
Big sis is so grown up now and so is little sis!