Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The Dotee doll, as far as I can determine, is the creation of a woman in Australia by the name of Dot, and is somewhat similar to the doll you see on the left. This is my unfinished test version. It still needs to be stuffed and have a loop sewn at the top for hanging and a little beaded tail at the bottom for embellishment.
These little creatures have really caught on with a lot of crafty bloggers and I am no exception. The faces are usually cut out of felt with simple, embroidered eyes, nose and mouth and the bodies are decorated with beads. They are tiny, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches, and they are cute, cute, cute.
It's been awhile since I've embroidered (since Grade 8) so I decided to draw my face on muslin with red and black Sharpies. That wasn't such a good idea since these pens really bleed on fabric. Now I know. That's why we do test pieces.
The tricky part for me will be the beads as I've never sewn beads on anything before. I bought a toy beading kit at a Dollar Store (for $1) to practice.
We'll see what happens.