Folk Doll with a Night Cap and Teddy Bear

While visiting my in-law’s over Christmas I had the opportunity to take pictures of some of the handmade items I’ve given my Mother-in-law over the years.

This folk doll carries a small teddy bear. I couldn’t find small enough buttons for the eyes so I made these from polymer clay. The bear is sewn to the doll’s hand.

Her body is made of tea dyed muslin, her dress from scraps from an old soft flannel shirt. The hat is denim with a knotted cotton string tassel. I honestly don’t remember what kind natural fiber I used for the braided hair. It is quite stiff and a little waxy feeling.

Her face is simply french knot eyes and a rectangle nose.

She now spends her days observing the guest room from her spot on a shelf.

Here’s where I’m linking up.

Saturday:

The Gingerbread BlogToo Much Time On My HandsSix Sisters StuffSerenity You,

Be Different Act Normal

Sunday:

LambAround,  Homemaker on a Dime,  I {heart} Naptime,  Flamingo Toes,

Petite HermineMy 1929 Charmer Blog

Monday:

{aka}/ designGet Outta My Head PleaseMad in Crafts, Skip to My Lou,

The Gunny SackSew Can Do, Singing Three Little BirdsEtcetorizeDittle Dattle,

C.R.A.F.T.,  diy home sweet homeCraft-O Maniac, Sew Chatty, Artful Rising,

Sarahndipities , Just Winging It, Everything Under the Moon

Tuesday:

At Home With KNot Just a HousewifeHope StudiosFunky Polkadot Giraffe,

Kammy’s KornerThe Kurtz CornerI’m Topsy TurvyTip Junkie,

Raising 4 PrincessesThe Creative Itch Boutique, Schwin and Schwin

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Wednesday:

Sew Much AdoFrugally SustainableThe Shady PorchTea Rose HomeLil’ Luna,

Sweet Peas & Bumble BeesMom On TimeoutSomeday CraftsPassionately Artistic

Thursday:

Mom On TimeoutSomewhat SimpleThrifty DecoratingBear Rabbit Bear,

The Crafty BlogstalkerThe Shabby Creek CottageFun to CraftHouse of Hepworths,

Sorta Crunchy, Delightful OrderSaved by Love CreationsA Glimpse Inside,

Between U & MeHappy Hour ProjectsAnything Goes Linky Party,

Friday:

Simply DesigningWhipperberry,  Happy Hour Projectskojodesigns,

Joyful StamperMaking Lemonade BlogThirty Handmade Days,

Release Me CreationsNaptime CraftersRomantic HomeFinding Fabulous,

Shabby NestChic on a Shoestring DecoratingFrench Country Cottage,

The Charm of HomeThe Grant LifeAt the Picket FenceFingerprints on the Fridge,

Stuff and NonsenseOne Art Mama2805

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30 Comments

  1. Bonnie said,

    January 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I just became a follower 🙂 Thanks for following me!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  2. January 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Wow! This is just precious!

  3. Suzanne said,

    January 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Love the folk doll – so sweet! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  4. Julie said,

    January 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I love your doll, I would love it if you shared her hear:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-your-stuff-4.html

    • January 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you for the compliment and the invite, Julie! She’s all linked up at your party now.

  5. ReStitch Me said,

    January 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Sounds strange, I guess, but I LOVE her arms and hands. Lots of personality! I’m glad you took your camera along with you.

    • January 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks! Those arms and hands took a long time to turn right side out after sewing!

  6. angie said,

    January 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    looks so cute I love rag dolls and this one is super cute come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  7. cuethebanjo said,

    January 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    See? Look at this. Talent. Sigh, I’m jealous. (And also following.) 🙂

  8. January 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I seriously love this dog, it is so super cute and adorable. Her arms are priceless, her legs aren’t bad either. Really a great job. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity over at Sunday’s Best.

    • January 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Cathy. I appreciate your comment and being able to participate in Sunday’s Best. Happy New Year!

  9. Ann said,

    January 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    This doll is just so adorable. I wanted to hug her through the screen! Thanks for such a great beginner dollmaking project!

  10. Ann said,

    January 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    P.S. Signed up to follow you!

  11. Maysem said,

    January 5, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Oh my she’s so cute..and I’m dying over that teddy bear:D I love love folksy crafts! I think I’ve already mentioned that:P Your MIL is so lucky to be getting all these awesome gifts from you!

  12. Melanie said,

    January 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I love these!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    http://www.bearrabbitbear.com

  13. January 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love folk art! She is so sweet and I love the teddy bear touch! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Maureen said,

    January 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Fresh Fridays!

  15. January 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Cute! Thaks for sharing @’Sew Cute Tuesday’!

  16. January 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Oops…I meant *Thanks* for sharing @Sew Cute Tuesday! Sorry about the typo…

  17. Sandy Ang said,

    January 8, 2012 at 3:22 am

    she’s sweet !

  18. Courtney said,

    January 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Super cute- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  19. Carrie said,

    January 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    That is so adorable. The teddy bear makes me melt!


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