Flat Dolls

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Flat Dolls on the table this week

WOYWW # 407
Flat Doll Central here!

I am now designing my own little Flat Dolls. I draw them on paper first,then re-draw with black pen.The next stage is to trace onto cotton fabric, them sew onto a backing fabric.I use felt or  quilt batting.

I am loving Barb Owen's course. She has several doll designs, but I am still working my way through the Painted Muse section, as they are "Flat Dolls", and I find making them to be delightful.I have made these before, but not in  quite the same style.I made them when I was making Fabric books a while back.
                                        One little Flat Doll completed.

                                         New Card

I had to repaint this stamped image for this card.I think she looks ok now. 

New Flat Dolls. 

Like most of us when we have an image in our heads of what we want to make, and the result is way below what we'd hoped, it does feel disappointing. However, I am determined to make them like I imagined, and each one gets a little closer to what I'd like to see. They are so adorable to make, that it doesn't matter if these first ones are less than I'd hoped. 


  1. Those flat dolls are cute and so detailed. I can see the love and attention which goes into each one. Sarah #26

  2. LOVING your flat dolls, Happy WOYWW


  3. Fun post Judy, so many pretty details in your projects. I love the flat dolls. I am amazed at your drawings. A special talent, I can't draw a stick. Have a fun day, happy WOYWW

  4. Hi Judy. These are such fun. I can imagine girls really enjoying playing with these and telling their stories with them. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

  5. Your flat dolls are really beautiful! How unique. The card looks beautiful.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #34

  6. Loving your flat dolls and I must say I do like your card.
    Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me - Neet 8 x

  7. Oh those ladies are so beautiful and very refined...though I think the last flat doll looks as if she's partial to champagne!! :-D. Great idea Judy, I love the way they're so individual.
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

  8. well I think they are fab! Helen #2

  9. Hi Judy, I have to agree with you that what we see in our head is often different to the end product. Sometimes better, sometimes not so good. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

  10. I cant imagine how your mind's eye had them, but I think they're above anything I could imagine in my head! Love 'em, particularly the headgear and as always, you have such a skill with faces.

  11. These little dolls are gorgeous - such a delightful idea to do little flat ones - they are exquisite and very unique.
    Have a great week,
    Diana #19

  12. I love the flat dolls, Judy! What a cool idea and so decorative. Thank you for your visit - the garden is all my hubby's work - I'm just in an advisory capacity lol (my hubby would say bossy...) - I have the occasional good idea which he's happy to put into action, esp. in the choice of plants. It's really coming together now.



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