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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rag dolls & a makeover


Wow, hasn't the week whizzed past. Although it has been mostly very soggy and miserable (the weather that is).

Now what has an old rag doll and an older box got to do with each other?

The box originally had apricots in it and came from Turkey many moons ago.
I blogged about my rag dolls last year which is here in this post. Well as Morag has had her dress on for the last 15 odd years and her baby has grown up and left home she decided that it was time to call in the team for a makeover!

Here are her new shoes...which were painted on (always looking for the easy way, me!) Unfortunately the paint did run a bit which I wasn't expecting, anyway I oversewed the outlines with some black thread and put a little group of beads on the front and a 'button'to do them up with.

Now this is where the box comes in. When browsing the internet I've seen a few boxes used as props, which I thought was a brilliant idea. So this one was painted cream and a page from an old atlas was stuck in the back. Morag now has something to read while she watches life go by!

                                                     Back view.


I cut her arms down a bit as they were quite long. She has had a hair cut and the jacket is made from an old cardi of mine, with some added bling. Morag wanted to keep her underclothes and petticoat and as they were in good repair, I agreed.

Here she is in my bedroom with some of her teddy friends......

.....and her best friend in the world, Rag Doll. Here they are having a good ole chat. Rag Doll is so delicate that she can't be handled that much as I'm afraid another seam will come undone, but she looks happy enough with Morag!

ohhh nearly forgot....here are some Japanese crochet flowers that I'm making....long way to go yet tho, so that's for another post!


Party links for the week:
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/sew%20darn%20craft
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
http://www.kammyskorner.com/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
http://www.handymancraftywoman.com/
http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-13.html

26 comments:

  1. She looks quite happy in her new clothes and new home x

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  2. I love the rag doll and she looks like she really belongs with that box!

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  3. What a clever idea with the box! She looks great after her makeover.

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  4. A very creative post! I love the flowers and can't wait to see what they will be! Please hurry up so the suspence is over!

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  5. I actually find the bit of the shoes where the paint has run and you've over-stitched really charming! I think that was definitely a happy accident.

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  6. looks like she now has a great crash pad, lots of teddy bear parties, lol

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  7. Morag looks fab.....nothing like a good makeover to spruce you up!!! Love her new 'pad' too! Wonderful!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

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  8. How smart she looks now!
    Love the idea of a prop box.

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  9. She turned out just lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. This is so cute, i love to see craft ideas from other bloggers,always so inspiring!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  11. She looks great in her new clothes. Love your crochet flowers - looking forward to seeing what you make with them. Hope you have a lovely week x

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  12. Morag is looking good!! And the box display case is fabulous, what a great idea. Her painted shoes are so pretty, and the paint running just makes her more unique. Really lovely.

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  13. A really sweet post, Morag and friends are wonderful and such a great idea for the box.

    Jan x

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  14. well what a great make over
    those crocheted flowers are really pretty too xxx

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  15. Morag looks so posh in her new frock and shoes, the shoes look so dainty and do not notice the bleed bits. Agree the recycled box looks good.

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  16. great makeover! she seems happy with her new look :)

    your Japanese crochet flowers look wonderful - can't wait to see the completed project!

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  17. She looks very comfortable sat there in her new home with a friend to chat to. Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing with all those wonderful crocheted flowers.

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  18. Your doll looks really pretty. Thanks for sharing your crochet flowers their beautiful. Ali x

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  19. Morag is beautiful! My daughter's middle name is Morag so I shall be showing her your Moprag! Have agood week, Jo x

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  20. Morag is lovely and I do like her setting. Love the flowers - look forward to seeing what you make them into. Hope you have a good week.

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  21. Morag is so adorable and I like how you prettied up the box for her to read and entertain her friend rag doll!

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  22. Your little Morag is lovely! Im looking forward too to seeing what you do with the crochet flowers. Mich :)

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  23. Hey, guess what? You've just been nominated for the Liebster Award. Nip over to With U in Mind for the post :)

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  24. Nothing like a new pair of shoes to cheer a girl up.She looks very pleased with her makeover. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Love the rag doll! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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