Thursday, September 4, 2008

Betty ballerina

Remember cabbage patch? Well, these want-a-bees remind me of cabbage patch, but you need to assemble them and they do not have a adoption certificate.

I've done many of these kits, I'm going to give Betty Ballerina to Madam P at some point, although she hasn't asked for it yet.
Soft sculpture is fairly easy, it's basically a design of several small stitches pulled tight, usually in a stuffing part of your project.
My kit was made in the seventies and I must say....doll making has come a long way since then. One of the required tools is a soft sculpture needle pictured at the top of Betty's head.
My needle of necessities, are 5 inches. C & G Design.

5 comments:

tina said...

Looks kind of like Cabbage Patch. Handmade is always nice.

Jean said...

It does look sorta like a cabbage patch. The craz over the cabbage patch was crazy!

Skeeter said...

Never seen make it yourself type cabbage dolls. Neat...

Dawn said...

Hi Guys, these are fun, only thing is....got to be careful with tying knots in the hairline, sometimes when you don't tighten them right, you get a hole in the head!

lola said...

Way to go Dawn. Making dolls from scratch. Looks like fun.
I had a friend that use to make things by hand like that. She was good too. I miss her.