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Velvet Couches and Pillow Case Dolls

Velvet Couches and Pillow Case Dolls

To start off let me show off what I came home with the other night—

Oh yeah.  a velvet blue striped couch….one with a bit of wood character to satisfy the honey and one with spunk to satisfy me.  After a good washing and waxing this sweet little gal will be taken to the new home!   Still working on it– of course. No updates, except it does smell a little less wee-wee-ish now. Thanks for the hints and help.

We seem to be attracted to horrible homes that need love and fixing.  {it's like bad boyfriends or something}

As if you couldn't tell I am on a doll kick— I went to the thrift store and picked up a cute crochet edged embroidered pillow case and brought it home.

I thought to myself that I would love to make a doll out of an old heirloom pillowcase…… I of course looked around the internet to find something and they were all like— grab a bunch of pillowcase and tie together for an arm.  That is not the style I was after.  I wanted to showcase the wonderful handwork and stitchery that was done on the pillowcase itself. 

So, after a few sketches and a bit of fiddleing around I made myself my first pillowcase doll~

 

 

I am truly in love with her.  Her simplicity. Her beautiful embroidery and crochet that I didn't do– but she gets to show it off.  I debated on a face and ended up with none.  I like her like this.

She seriously is an easy pattern for beginners and doll makers.  

Her pattern is not quite done yet– will be shortly though!

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  1. VickiT

    16 April

    Oh my gosh! What a great couch. That doll!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS! I cannot wait for more on that and how I can make one myself for my granddaughter.

  2. LOVE the couch! I love it for all it’s blue-ness and for the wood details. It’s hard to find nice wood couches.

    Your doll is spectacular!! You did a wonderful job showcasing the embroidery and crochet.

  3. Neva Miller

    29 January

    When you have the pattern of the doll available please let me know. She is beautiful! thanks

  4. posse boss

    30 January

    the pattern is available! check the patterns page or my etsy shop

  5. Jennifer Warren

    14 April

    pleae let me know when the pattern is ready. I have a great granddaughter that needs one.

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