Whispered Secrets of a Primitive past.
The idea was to purchase 2 yards of a fabric.
Cut it in half, and send one yard to your secret partner.
I received this cherry print on a white background,
wrapped with the red satin ribbon with polka dots,
from my secret swap partner.
I don't normally purchase bright fabric.
I found this cherry print on a black background
and thought it would look good together
with the fabric I received.
I threw in a little red/white stripe for color,
and used that for the bloomers.
As a little something extra, I made a clutch purse
out of the same fabric,
(it makes an awesome cosmetic bag).
This doll turned out to be my "sassy" girl.
I named her CHER.
I decided she was a Conga dancer,
and made her bow into a sort of a headdress.
I purchased this navy fabric.
It had a subtle polka dot print, with
red flower berries, and green stems.
For contrast, I used vintage damask linen.
The center panel has a scalloped edge,
with white-on-white embroidery.
I also made a little clutch purse with the navy fabric.
I named this pouty little thing DOLLY MADISON.
It was just Madison, until I happened to catch
a program about former President Madison.
His wife's name was Dolly.
She was the first known official "First Lady".
Making these dolls didn't come easy.
I had to allow my self time to let them evolve.
I'm learning if I allow myself the time to be more patient,
I yield better results.
I had fun. That is what really counts!
Now don't forget to check out our launch listings.
It will be fun to match up partners.