Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Scrappy Quilt Girl" Spirit Doll


Life has been busy, but I'm finally getting back to my projects. This spirit doll was another made from quilt blocks. Two large blocks made of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square scraps were placed right-sides together, then the doll pattern was traced, cut, two sides sewn together and stuffed. Her beading is done with glass seed and bugle beads, some are backed with white sequins. A vintage metal "mood charm" is hanging from one hand, and when it changes color because she's in the mood to sew, she's ready to go with her sewing machine beneath the crystal and polished stone hanging from the other hand. Also, her thread spool is attached at her waist. She has a shisha mirror to reflect all of her moods in the middle of her chest. Her hair was made with the ruffle beading stitch which can be seen more clearly in the photo below. Once again, this spirit doll has home-grown sage imbedded in her stuffing to add to the positive energy of the crystal. She is 7-1/" tall and 6" from hand to hand. Her base is weighted by a pouch of polished river rocks for standing on her own.

18 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

You have created another beautifully amazing Spirit Doll :) Stunning!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She is a beauty and looks like a dancer too!
Hugs!
Julie

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

she is very pretty barbara. i like how the mood charm changes color for her.

Penny said...

She's lovely. I love the little sewing machine and the mood charm. She's perfect!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, she's BEAUTIFUL Barbara! Always love seeing your dolls!.. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Its All About Creating said...

OK, that's just too cute...."scrappy" as in quilting (hehe). You are so clever and talented. She is beutiful. The mood charm is perfect.

Dolores said...

A wonderful colourful addition to your other dolls.

jennifer said...

Barbara, she's beautiful!!!

The Other Barb said...

Nice to see her all beaded & embellished. Neat shadow picture!

ooglebloops said...

I don;t think there is a single Spirit doll in your series that I haven't LOVED!
The shadow pic is great!!!

PeggyR said...

Oh I like this one! I tend to not craft so much in the summer months.

Carol said...

I love her. She is a little domestic diva who is ready to sew at a moments notice. I bet she is ALWAYS in the mood to sew and always comes prepared. After all, she casts a tallll shadow.
xx, Carol

Karen said...

Another beautiful Spirit Doll...each new one becomes a favorite! Love her scrappiness and sewing machine charm. She seems to be in a creative mood!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Barbara, I so enjoyed your memory, I went right there with you. So much fun and good times....
Your so lovely!!!!!!
Hugs!
Julie

Sandy said...

She's so cute-good use of the fabrics. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Thank you Barbara, hope your having an amazing weekend, lots of good weather for your dancing dolls
Hugs!
Julie

PeggyR said...

I love this one! Hope it is coolish where you are. We are hot!

LissC said...

she is super sweet, and full of spiritual goodness!