The hat was fun to make and of course the color is a little wild, but I figured this was a practice hat and I will search for a color that matches the fashion doll's outfit. This hat would be easy to turn into a pincushion too. Thanks to Barb for the nice ribbon roses. I think that ribbon roses will be the next new thing I try to make myself.
Here's the hat box without the hat, so you can see how cute that is. This skill - making and covering boxes will be something I try for bigger containers like a container to hold my scrap garbage on the sewing table as I work. We call it a thread heaven box. Then at the end of the day, our workspace isn't a huge mess of threads and scraps all over the floor and table.
OK, if I am to make some ribbon roses, I need some good ribbons! Off to my favorite ribbon store - Peacock Alley in Ada, MI. http://www.peacockalleyneedlepoint.com/Peacock_Alley_Needlepoint/Home.html
They have some awesome silk ribbons and are willing to special order for me. They also had some really unique gold thread that I was able to use for a necklace chain for my dolls.
And of course I found a few things that weren't ribbons to "speculate" with - especially after seeing a tutorial on how to make a flower gathering basket tutorial.
Here are some nice links to explore; things that I hope to try my hand at soon:
Thanks to those talented ladies who are willing on post the tutorials for us newbies to try. It's SO MUCH FUN, and such a creative outlet to make dolls. Have some doll fun today and thanks for visiting!
oh - one more thingie - I finished the outfit - all but the buttons and loops - so here is a picture of the outfit. I plan on making her a purse and of course a parasol soon.
Somebody likes the sunshine and all the bird activity. It sure is nice to have her over there at the window instead of in my face watching me. I think she must have been a doll maker in one of those other nine lives. She sure enjoys doll making (not as much as birdwatching though!)