Monday, March 13, 2017

The Ugly Angel: Free Pattern!


I wanted to try an angel and I found a wonderful pattern by CatNap Primitives. She also has a free bunny and other wonderful patterns are reasonable prices. It is a freebie offered on her site, at Patternmart.  If you click on the main menu for patterns, click on free and you will find a lot of other free patterns. I like the idea of making my own but I wanted to try some simple dolls and techniques to get some practice in, it's been a while since I have made dolls.

The original pattern is for a tree top angel, but I wanted to make it for spring, so I changed it up a bit. Then I decided to make a satchel bag to hold flowers, but I made a mess of that. I plan on making a calico one to replace it. It was fun to make, but I definitely need practice on my stitched mouths. I think it would be fun to make them as gifts and customize them, to fit the personality and tastes of the person who receives them, so I will have to work on some of my own ideas. I do have doll patterns and a doll clothing book so I can do different styles.

Another mistake I made is, I forgot, if you wet the piece first, do not saturate it with stain, it tends to pull up in blobs. I was able to tone it down a bit by rinsing it back out.


Tomorrow we are getting a storm. It was a blizzard, then a storm, then it went from 15" down to 6" in our area, so I am not complaining. But, we all know weather has a mind of it's own, so we shall see how bad it gets. Of course I had to get out for supplies, crafting ones, lol. Today we got food items so we are all set. I hope everyone stays safe and warm if you are in the storm's path.


10 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I haven't checked lately I sure would love it if they downgraded us! Love your doll
Cathy

Kate said...

Cute angel, Debbie. I hope you don't get as much snow from your storm as we did from ours - it left us with more snow than we'd had all winter - sheesh!

Karen said...

Not ugly at all.

Sandi said...

Nice adaptation for your doll Debbie. It looked very cold on the video you posted yesterday. Hope this next storm doesn't dump too much in your area.

annie said...

Really cute!

Kris said...

Oh, Debbie, I LOVE your angel and thank you for the pattern!! I really would like to give her a try!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I LOVE HER!! You do prim so well, Debbie!! I used to make a lot of dolls - more artsy fartsy type, got burnt out on it. I hope your storm totals stay in the one digit range, stay warm!

Saundra said...

Yeah I remember the collection of tea or coffee stain coming up in blobs with a right around them. Had to do the same as you.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness. That's very cute.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy the storm passed you by!
Cute angel.