That will be my role in my best friend's wedding in September. In fact, the big dress-shopping day (for all of us: the bride and bridal party) is this week! Wish us luck!
Speaking of shopping, how about shopping your stash with us girls at Shopping Our Stash as we use a dress or a dress form in celebrating the theme: Always a bridesmaid?! Okay, okay, open some champagne if it makes it easier! Pop!
This is what I finally ended up with:
Doesn't she just remind you of Delta Dawn just a-waitin' for her man? (Anybody want to talk about old country? I L-O-V-E it.)
Supplies and notes:
- The Catrina Paper Doll is from my favorite stamp set, made by Invoke Arts, in my stash for probably 5 years. Stamped it with Ranger Archival right onto some of Tim's Eclctic Elements fabric (newest addition to my stash... I'm keeping it from becoming some hoarded item...)
- I folded the fabric over and just did a running stitch with gold thread (in stash forever), and the value of the gold thread is lost on this step unless you actually see the doll IRL. I then stuffed her with some "Fun Stuff" (in stash over 8 years) and got busy on her outfit!
- All of the fabric aside from the base has been in my personal stash for over three years, but before that, it was in someone else's stash... old-ish stuff. I stamped the skirt cage and top with Ranger Archival also then sewed it on with more of the gold. Didn't the top turn out nice?
- I embroidered D.D. into the back to stand for Delta Dawn... that's her name now. Don't inspect my embroidery... I was never that good, and at this point in the project I just had to get the pig to the fair. I added some French knots to her hat with the same wool floss (from my grandmother's collection), but these got covered by the tiny flowers...
- ...which have been in my stash only about four months... made by The Paper Studio
- Finally, I added some Liquid Pearls on the hat and as jewelry. This bottle has been in my stash for probably 5 years... it's on it's last drops...
For the record, this project was oddly tough. I used quite a bit of my stash on projects that I wasn't satisfied with! I literally completed three projects and had three more I could have completed to submit for this challenge, but nothing was just right. This morning I was about to just swallow my pride and submit something I wasn't stoked about when it hit me-- I would make a DOLL! I hop you guys like her... For more inspiration, visit the gang at Shopping Our Stash! See you over there!
Sorry if I got Tanya Tucker stuck in your head...
Thanks for joining us at SOS! Your craft supplies will thank you, too!
I'd also like to share this at Frilly and Funkie, as this project fits their current challenge of Pastels and Pearls! Delta is definitely both frilly and funkie!