Friday, June 14, 2013

Patriotic America the Beautiful Primitive Doll - Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful Fabric

Welcome to I LOVE THE USA Blog Hop sponsored and put together by the lovely and talented Laura Kelly and Jen Goode. I hope you all enjoy my Patriotic America the Beautiful Doll using Laura Kelly's Fabric - America the Beautiful.

For my I Love the USA Blog Hop, I created a Patriotic America the Beautiful Statue of Liberty Primitive Doll.  I am not a seamstress, and I can great when it comes to using a sewing machine on paper, and not to bad in making things that don't require the perfect stitch.  So, that is way I created a Patriotic America the Beautiful  Statue of Liberty Primitive Doll using Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful Fabric.

The project was really a fun project to create, and if you can sew basic stitches you can create one similar.  Now, I must tell you that as I was shopping at our local Joann Fabric Store, I came across more of Laura Kelly's FABULOUS Fabric and I couldn't walkout without getting several yards of them.  So, be sure to check out what I create with those fabulous finds.

So, here she goes:

I made the doll using muslin and coffee dying it to age all the fabric.  I then sewed the Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful fabric to create a skirt for my doll.  I added some of her Buttons Galore & More line of buttons Laura Kelly's Mixed Buttons to adorn her skirt.

The twig around her head I actually picked up at Joann's and thought it would make the perfect crown for her.  I colored in her eyes and sewed in her nose.  I found a fabric quarter while shopping at Joann's for her shirt and pockets, which I also aged in coffee.

I love ragged dolls and this one was by far the cutest little thing I have made thanks to Laura Kelly's America the Beautiful fabric.

While I was on the inspirational note, I also created a lovely wall hanging canvas decor for Buttons Galore and More using Laura's  fabric, so be sure to visit Buttons Galore & More blog to see what else you can create with the extra pieces that  you have left over.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project for today.  Be sure to visit the other talented ladies participating on the hop and leave comments.