If you didn't see my post on making my first dolls, you can check it out here. I've been really enjoying the process of doll making and have made a few since my first post. I knew that as soon as we started on this whole Viva La Frida Craft Swap fun that I would definitely be making Frida doll!
My head spun in 20 directions when deciding which details would be best to include in the doll because Frida Kahlo had so iconic outfits. I tried looking at photos of the exhibit of her clothing and I picked out three elements to incorporate into the doll:
1. geometric patterns
And yes when I'm making dolls I TOTALLY talk to them, make them dance, and just get pretty goofy. I can't help myself. I like using mostly scrap materials when I make dolls. I think it makes them a little more unique. In this case, I realized I didn't have any black felt for her hair so I decided to use dark purple.
I teach myself more and more about this process every time I make a new one. Like this time I decided to change the stitch length and put less stuffing in the arms and legs so they were easier to attach. You can check out more about how I make the dolls and even get a pattern for yourself in THIS post where I made my first dolls.
And don't forget sign ups for the Viva La Frida Craft Swap close TOMORROW! Click here to sign up. And don't forget to check out Lizette's blog HERE, to see what great inspiration she's been posting.