Tuesday, October 23

The family is getting bigger - Scarletta Brushetta

Had the most strange dream last night!
I was in love with someone, and we were making love... at my job! In the shop! But it didn't look like the shop I'm working. It looked totally different, more like an old antique shoppe. The next moment I was explaining to some passenger on the streets how you can fly. And putting action to my words, I showed her/him how you can fly. And I remember that I said : "Be carefull not to go to high, or you'll find it very difficult to get back on the ground.." The next moment I was actually flying a bit to high, and I couldn't get back on the ground. Typical! I was a bit scared, but also quite excited. Then I woke up.
How strange a dream, I was totally exhausted when I opened my eyes.

I took a long bath after that.. .. And outside the sun was shining.. freshly made coffee, (had three cups, to recover from my strange dream).
Let's make a doll today, but first a walk on the beach and some shopping for groceries..
I also went to the library and found this DVD:

It's Freaks from Tod Browning..!!! Yeah!
I can't wait to see this movie. Marcsje is here right now, and later on Gaetan is coming over.. So we watch it together.. hihi.. Freaks watching freaks it's gonna be tonight! Another Yeah!

So, today I've made my new doll. But it doesn't have a name yet..
I've also made a small tutorial on how to make the doll, here it goes:

Cut out the fabrics and try to be a bit accurate about the measurements..

Ad some pins and some lines in chalk (or a pencil) onto the fabric and start sewing!

Sew the felt onto the other fabric (this is the head and body part of the doll, but the arms and hands or legs and feet or made the same way)

here are two parts of one arm

Here you see the both parts sewed together, now you have to turn the inside out..

Add with some pins a nice and sweet trim underneeth the face part of the doll.. (this will be the collar)

Now it's time to sew on the buttons for eyes, and the mouth and some cheeks and some freckles..

Intermezzo.. The sky was so blue this afternoon, that I just stared at it for a few moments, and took this picture. This is the amazing view I see when I'm sitting in my craftstudio. Notice the weird kinda terrace build with wood an the top left of this picture. Strange! Sometimes I see some person working on it. But it's been there for years now, and it always stays the same. There is no process. So, what the heck is he doing outthere?
(to be continued..)

Here you see the finished face..

And a closer look at the sewing.. (the freckles are done with a marker)

Sew on the arms on the good side of the body part..

Fold the arms such a way that they are inside the body part

Put on the other side of the body part, and turn over..
Now it's time to carefully sew those to body parts (with the arms neatly folded inside) together..

Be careful when you go past the arms.. this is the tricky part, because the fabrics are quite thick.. And you have to sew very slow, so that the arms don't move.. (pins are helpful here)

Turn the doll inside out..

Stuff the doll with some soft stuffings.. That's the best part of the doll making..
All you have to do now, is find a good well-suited name for your doll. From that moment on, it will be alive.

Et voila, look who's getting an attitude allready!
Let's call her Scarletta Brushetta - She makes the most wonderful Brushetta's covered with tomatoes and basil.. yumyum..

And here they are all together..

Oh, here's the greatest picture of my new nephew!
His name is Simon, and he's the son (and sun) of my brother Matthias.
I gave him a slice of bread the other day, look how happy he is with it:

Normally I hate baby pictures, but hey, this is my nephew!

Bye for now!

P.S. : Junkthief: Thanks for the comment! I love those fabrics too, I'm gonna make lots more from them..


  1. "Gobble, gobble. We accept you. One of us. One of us!" Hope you enjoy "Freaks". Love seeing all those great fabrics, buttons and creations.

  2. Your blog always makes me so happy! :)


  3. LOVE the dollies - love them. They need to meet Marcel and be the best of enemies!

    Your view is funky. Odd to think of you looking out of it all the time.

    Cutie nephew!