I haven’t made dollies for a long time, but I owed my gal Jen a skeleton doll from a trade a few years back (how embarrassing). It feels good to finally make good on a promise. One of my pet peeves, up there with entire families at the grocery store at midnight or later (oh don’t get me started on that one)- is folks who say they are going to do something and then never follow through. If you never planned on actually doing something then don’t say so in the first place. So- today I feel less like a loser for finally getting little skeleton doll completed. In the spirit of true penitence, I should overnight this to Jen so she can get it by Halloween.
All of the fabrics are wool felt- wool seems to wear so much better than regular felt, if you ask me, it’s worth paying extra for wool. The jewels above the eyes are affixed with the Bejeweler. So much more fabulous a tool than the BeDazzler- the gems get glued on with a hot poker tool and are way more sparkly than Bedazzler gems that have a silver ring around them with prongs that grab the fabric. I am finding that Bejeweler gems are getting more and more difficult to come by, craft stores aren’t stocking them anymore, I need to look online for a better selection- perhaps cheaper that way too. The flower detail is just embroidery then a 3 layer felt flower with some sequins and a bead in the middle to hold it all down.
The skirt is 4 layers of tulle, super-gathered with a sequined band for the waist. The skirt attaches with a little piece of velcro in the back.