Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

What better way to start the year than with a winter themed Dotee doll?

This is another doll that was intended for a swap on Swap-Bot, I have since dropped out of all swaps there - it did not go as well as I would have liked. At least I have a few dolls because of it!

I can't help but smile when I look at her and she feels great in my hand!

This one is about 6 inches tall not counting the hanger at the top or the dangle at the bottom.

I started out with some wonderful deep purple fabric with snowflakes and swirls.

I made up some more of those fun snowflakes found in Nancy Eha's "Bead Creative Art Quilts".

I reinforced the outer edge with a picot stitch and added Swarovski crystals to the hanger and the dangle. And in no time I had a doll!

I'm working on at least one more of these - the next one will be in honor of Valentine's Day, she is very colorful and fancies herself quite the princess.

Happy 2008 to everyone - I wish you and your loved ones good health, happy times and abundant prosperity.


Linsart said...

Happy New Year, Grace !
I love this little doll, and all of the fine details you added ! Thanks for the comment on my blog too ! Best to you this year! Art On.

Mary said...

Hi Grace and a Happy New Year to you and yours...Dottee doll is a little cutee, love the added snowflakes... something we certainly dont get at this time of year :-)

KV said...

Isn't it amazing how much feeling a tiny doll can evoke? This is a wonderful, cheery piece . . .

Kathy V in NM

Grace said...

Thanks for the comments friends...

Linda - I love the new faces and shapes you put up, wonderful stuff!

Mary - great to see you here, so true about all my friends south of the Equater!

Kathy - so true, sometimes it seems the smaller the doll, the more the impact.

Noel said...

Grace, your dotee is verly lovely and tall too. I like the snowflake beading you did on her.
Watch out they are addicting...hehehe! I have made quite a few of these babies...lol!

Dot said...

I love your winter Dotee doll!

Grace said...

Thanks Noel - they are very addicting and oh so much fun!

Dot... all inspired by YOU! Thank you.

Beadin' Gram said...

What a sweet dotee doll -- love all the beading you have done on her -- and you have it absolutely right, the Dotee dolls do feel wonderful in your hands -- I am still making them -- because they just make me feel so good to make and then gift to someone -- Dot's thought of spreading love thru these little dolls sure works :-)

I have enjoyed looking at all the wonderful goodies on your blog. It is terrific.


Grace said...

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for leaving a comment, these dolls do certainly bring smiles. Their popularity is a wonderful, well deserved tribute to Dot.

Christina said...

The more I see of these little Dotee dolls, the more I fall in love with them. They always invoke a smile and your little gem looks perfect for this time of year and such a positive statement for the new year. Have a very good one yourself - you certainly deserve it.

Grace said...

Thanks so much Christina!

Dixie Redmond said...

What a beautiful beaded doll. There is obviously a whole world out there in dollmaking and I've only begun to scratch the surface. I love this one.

Grace said...

Hi Dixie... good to see you here. Aren't they great? I just found them a few months ago and think they are simple and wonderful!

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman