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Fabric Chunky Page – Butterfly


I made this chunky fabric page for a swap.  I started by piecing together brightly colored cotton fabric in “quilting style”.  I added some heart shaped buttons and a piece of black satin ribbon to make the butterfly.  I added letter beads to spell “FLY HIGH” and some detail stitching to finish.

I used felt to pad the middle and backed the page with cotton fabric.  I added a flowered ribbon to dress up the back.  I added a small stitched piece of 14 ct. Aida fabric to add my info to the page.

I completed the page by using embroidery floss to do a dense blanket stitch around the edge and adding coordinating fibers.

I love the bright and happy colors used on this page!


Embroidered Art Dolls


Shown on this page are art dolls that I stitched several years ago.

They are embroidered by hand using primarily the chain stitch.    The doll shown above is the very first one I ever made.  She has hand made paper beads attached for her hair (or crown).


I cut the body shapes from felt, which I then stuffed firmly and stitched shut.  The embroidery was done free hand in chain stitch and each took many hours to complete.


These dolls were a lot of fun to make and the stitching was quite relaxing.

Photos below show both sides of the dolls.

Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith
Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith
Embroidered Art Doll by Cheryl A. Smith

Shrink Plastic Art Doll

shrink art dollThis little art doll was created from an original 9 piece pattern.

My colorful “doodle” design was done with a black ultra-fine sharpie marker and colored pencils.

I incorporated summertime graphics into the design – a sun, a beetle, a bee, a butterfly, a storm cloud, a sunflower and some vines.

I punched a row of holes across the top of her head before shrinking, and attached colorful fibers to create her hair. I added the little purple satin rose with craft wire.

Shrink Plastic Art Doll

The body sections were joined using silver jump rings. She measures just over 5-1/2″ tall. I am very happy with the results! This project was so much fun!