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Lavender Lovely Art Doll

art doll assemblage

As I was sorting through a box of random beads and broken jewelry, I came across this large purple bead with gold splatters on it.    I felt inspired to use it in a project and started to gather color coordinating bits and pieces.

What evolved a few hours later is this “Lavender Lovely”.   I used heavy black  jewelry wire to attach some broken jewelry pieces for legs.  I ran the wire through some purple buttons and the large purple bead, which I used for the body.   I attached beads and charms for the arms and added a loop in the back for hanging.

I nested two paper flowers and glued them to the top of the bead to frame the face.   I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut the face from some printed material I had on hand.   After I glued the face to the center of the flowers, I coated it with Diamond Glaze to seal and add some shine.

I think she turned out pretty cute!

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Fabric Chunky Page – Flower

fabric chunky page flower

I made this fabric chunky page for a swap.  I stamped muslin with garden and flower related words to use as my background.  I cut and appliqued the flower using embroidery floss and blanket stitch.

I found the cute little Georgia state image on another piece of fabric, and zig-zag stitched it to the back side.

Then I stitched a verse for the front and my name and info for the back side on Aida fabric and attached the pieces with a simple stitch around the border.

I can’t remember if I used felt or quilt batting to pad the middle … but I used embroidery floss to add stitches through the layers to “quilt it” a bit.  I added the piped edge which I stitched around with white embroidery floss.

I then threaded some beads to matching purple yarn and safety pinned it to the back side as an extra touch of embellishment.