Wednesday, April 15, 2009

wooden girls

I have wanted to paint clothes pin dolls for awhile. There's a tutorial on my sidebar that was waiting to be followed from the going sew crazy blog. I have also wanted to make some little wooden doll candle holders for the top of cupcakes. I have managed to do make a few of these. The little doll heads and bodies have been sitting in my kitchen for awhile because it's one of those projects I do a little at a time. I paint a coat of hair...leave it to dry....add some eyes...paint another clothes pin body...you get it. I have probably had these out for 2 weeks. Finally I got some sprayed with lacquer and had my husband drill some holes in the top of some of their heads. The candle holders still need a few things, so I will post those soon, but here's what I did finish...





A little girl's necklace for Gage's friend's birthday (he says she loves him). She also got this kidlet (with out a pocket - that's another story) filled with classic Golden Books full of Disney princesses that I found at my beloved Half Price Books.




I also finished several clothespin dolls. I am trying to figure out a way to add a skewer to the bottom (or something) of the clothespin dolls to make them cake toppers. Or drill a hole in their heads for a candle. We'll see. I actually plan on putting a few things in an etsy shop soon. Just the extras that I make around here that I don't end up giving away. Nothing much, but soon perhaps.

*Oh, and thanks for the suggestions on the boy craft/sewing projects. I am going to collect them and post a link for all of them soon.

5 comments:

Missy said...

So cute! I am on a hunt now for the wooden pieces now. Hmm, thinking Hobby Lobby might have them?!?!

lacey said...

Yes, that Emma does love him. I loved her book tote and necklace just as much as she did!
Thank you. You are always so thoughtful and generous with all the things you make... you are so good hearted and I love you!

Shannon said...

These are great!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Hi Traci, thanks for stopping by my blog and I would love to see any hairclips you make from my tutorial. Am having fun reading your blog now - great stuff!!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hellooo Im a new fan of your blog .I make clothes peg dolls come over and have a look .
from sesga x