Thursday, April 23, 2009

I've been hunting for a bead needle and had nearly given up, knowing I had one somewhere but unable to put my hands on it, when I found this doll I started 4 or 5 years ago now.

She is from one of those popular newsprint type magazines back in the 70's. I think she is supposed to have some kind of Victorian gown but this is as far as I got so she is still naked!

At the time I thought the heart lips would be a cute touch but once I got the button sewn on, I wasn't so sure - so I set it aside. Now....I think it looks like she has a pacifier in her mouth! LOL! So I'll take the button off and probably embroider a new mouth. I think she has an inked one but embroidered would probably look better. I'm not sure what I had in mind for that unkempt hair either.

Last night I worked on the puzzle piece some more, trying out different stitching techniques. The more I work with it, the more comfortable I feel about it. I keep getting more and more ideas for other pieces.

And I did find my beading needle. A whole packet of them! They were in a drawer full of beads - where else would they be????


  1. Hmmm... beading needles in a bead drawer... how strange! I love the way your puzzle piece is looking, and the doll is very cute!

  2. LOL! In my own defense, I put most of my beads in small bead containers that fit in an acrylic box that I can easily travel with. The beads in the drawer are excess beads or specialty beads that I don't often use. I had looked in that drawer but it turned out the needle book was in a baggie with some other things that wouldn't have led me to believe they might be there. It may also be a sign of slight disorganization. hahaha!

  3. That doll has pretty eyes! That heart button does look like a pacifier! LOL! It looks like you are having fun with the puzzle piece swap! Nice work! :)

  4. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Your puzzle piece is turning out great! The little birds look so cute on their branch. It is ALL very pretty!

  5. Your puzzle piece looks great. I've talked to Pat about them also and may just have to jump on that band wagon as well. :-)


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