Hi Everyone, one of my favorite things to create are my Shabby Shriek Dolls. I just finished two that I totally love. Both are a bit more colorful than I have done in the past, but I am digging it!
Its interesting how my dolls have evolved over the few years and how other crafted dolls have inspired my own creations. I have always loved dolls but only started creating my own a few years ago after I saw one of Junker Jane’s dolls. I was hooked! I thought….their not perfect, so any mistake really isn’t a mistake….gotta love that! Plus they are kind of scary but in a beautiful way.
I decided that I had to make one of my own! I had learned to sew when I was young, (Thanks Mom!) but I hadn’t sewn anything for years. I hoped it was like riding a bike, once you learn you never forget. It ended up that making these dolls involves very little sewing and what little there is, is straight lines! Again, perfect for me! My very first doll was primitive but I immediately fell in love with her. I still have her, she sits on the shelf overlooking my work table with another one of my “firsts”. She is pictured below.
First Shabby Shriek Doll
She was simple, unadorned and the process was easy so I thought “I must make more”! Continue reading