Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying creating again after the holidays. I have been busy sewing. Here are a couple new items that I have recently finished. As you know I love to make my own designs in doll bodies and clothing. This snowman was created using wires for the arms so that they could bend. Some of you might have your own way of adding wire. I use floral wire, but not the one that is green as that will show through the white.
Here is how I used it in the snowman. Sew and stuff the arm. Bend a long enough piece of the wire and tape the ends. Now insert the wire into the arm leaving an inch down from the top so that you can stitch the end of the arm without hitting the wire.
The rag doll is another original of mine. One way to make perfect shape eyes is to look for eyes that you like and draw one on to tracing paper. Now cut around the eye then trace that eye on to the tracing paper again. Cut the two out and place them onto your dolls face with pins. Take a pencil and draw around the eyes. Paint your eyes. You can find both of these items at http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftfrommyhearthttp://www.etsy.com/shop/craftfrommyheart