Recently Momma Cat was cruisin' the internet looking for something doll related, and she came upon a picture of some very cute clothespin dolls and a complete tutorial on this blog: http://justsomethingimade.com/2009/04/clothespin-dolls-guest-blogger-post/
Needless to say, Momma Cat fell in love immediately and had to try making some of these adorable dolls for herself. But, first she had to go buy the supplies at, you guessed it, JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts!!
First she painted the heads. Daddy Cat made her a wonderful little holder with some dowels in it, so the painted heads would not be touching anything while they dried!
|Heads, feet, and bodies, all painted and drying|
|Heads after second painting|
Then Momma Cat took all the doll parts outside and sprayed them with a gloss sealer to protect their paint.
The next step was to glue the arms (a 4" piece of chenille stem) to each doll body. Then Momma Cat put the little fabric dresses over each doll body, then tied cute, tiny ribbons around the waists.
Then it was time for Momma Cat to glue on the feet and the heads!
After all the glue was dry Momma Cat took all of her new creations and arranged them for their first photo!
Here is Momma Cat's first batch of Clothespin dolls!
|A group of little wooden beauties!|
|A redhead and a brunette|
|Mom Cat's first Clothespin Doll!|
If you have a chance to make some of these marvelous creatures, please send Momma Cat a link to your blog or your email so she can see the dolls you create! Please don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post. Momma Cat is always interested in your opinion!!! Thanks!
- Momma Cat