I've been working on a birthday gift for my Mother In Law and finally finished it today. It's rainy, cold and gloomy.......perfect day to set on my rump and craft!!
I started off with a pattern from the wonderful and talented Pam Gracia of "Soft in the Head".
I got him cut out and sewn up using cotton muslin. I had so much fun making his face!
I primmed him up nicely with a new prim mix I'm using.
I FINALLY went and bought some cheap instant coffee 'cause it really does make it darker. Most mixes just add a few T. of vanilla. This is my recipe:
2 cups of hot water
1/3-1/2 cup instant coffee
1 6-8 oz bottle of imitation vanilla
1/8 cup of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup of cinnamon
Pour it in a bottle and use generously! GREAT SMELLING!
My MIL brought by 2 of her wool Blazer's that she used to wear with her skirts. I used one of them to make Buddy's shirt. The original pattern calls for a small adult sweater but I thought it would mean more if I used something she'd worn.I even used the sleeves and set them in. I paired it up with some burgundy ticking for his pants.
I made him a pocket on his shirt out of the burgundy ticking and put in some Sweet Annie and cinnamon sticks; tied it up with sisal, too.
His scarf is cheese cloth stained and then microwaved....YES, I said I put it in the microwave to dry it! Works wonderfully!!
OK, that's better!! He was SOOOO much fun to make that I will surely do it again....and again!
If you want to know more, go over to Pam's shop and get the pattern. In fact, get 2! I promise you they are easy and SO FUN to make!
Now, off to finish those dolls!