Thursday, October 02, 2008

Meet Autumn

Autumn is my newest addition to my doll family. I used a silk leaf behind her head. I tried to tie small sticks together to make wings, but I kept messing it up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do it EASILY?

8 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

She's wonderful! Maybe you could glue the sticks and then when the glue is dry, add some hand stitching over the area where the glue is?

Megan said...

Awesome! Could you lay the sticks on some heavy felt and couch-stitch them on? Then you could cut them out and leave a little felt at the inside ends to sew to the doll.

peggy gatto said...

She is gorgeous, all ready to sleep in winter! I would go to floral store(or craft) and look at their mosses.....some are lacey and easy to shape!!!!

martha brown said...

How do you want them to look? I'm really good at problem solving but I don't know if you want open ones (like outlines) or filled in ones.
If you can find 4 slightly curved sticks and wire 2 together to make a leaf shape, and then do it to the other pair, you'd have 2 pair of open ones. Does that make sense?

Elizabeth said...

She is wonderful Sandee! How about whip stitching some thin twigs down on some sheer fabric so the sticks make the frame of the wings??
Just a thought! I am sure that you will figure it out!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Patti G. said...

Sandee, I love Autumn!!!!!! I like the idea that Martha had using the wire and making open wings, and also the idea Elizabeth had about whip stitching the twigs to some sheer material! I wonder if you lay the twigs and use E6000 glue to add support to the parts that are criss crossing, that might help stabalize them! Anyways, YOU will do it! :0) SHe is precious!
Hugs,Patti

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW, Sandee!! Autumn is BEAUTIFUL!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Autumn is my favorite season and you have done it proud with this wonderful doll. Have you tried coating the wing/sticks with acrylic gel?

Joanne