Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sachet dolls, wire armature dolls, non armature dolls








I make three different types of needle felted dolls. Dolls with out armatures are usually small like the little pup and dragon in my etsy shop. I also make dolls with wire armatures which are generally 7-12 inches tall like the dolls in the band, Pirate Tom, the Zapps and the Mermish Herald and sachet dolls which have a pouch full of herbs like my catnip cats, Henrick, Hildy and Dave and the lavender sachet fairies. Strictly speaking wire armature dolls take much longer to make than the sachet dolls. They are more flexible and more solid, but one should not flex them too much. Wire armature dolls are solid felt and will hold their form where as over time the herbal stuffing may settle some what in the sachets which may add to their charm.

2 comments:

TBC said...
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TBC said...

Suz, your imagination is incredible. I think Fat Eddie is especially amazing & won't last long in the shop, but I have to say my favs are the cat toys. Almost makes me want to go out & get a cat ;-)