Monday, February 25, 2008

~ Head Dressings ~

Or better known around my house as noggin' covers :)
I was creating a new doll for the Humble Arts release on March 1st, and my sweet little Vada Rose kept telling me she wanted a bonnet to wear with her new outfit.
Now, I've never made a bonnet in my life but in the furthermost recesses of my mind, I remembered I had a pinkeep of sorts that belonged to my Nan. It is in the shape of a cute little bonnet and on the inside, there are strips of felting to hold your needles, pins and other "pokey" things.
So, I rooted around the dungeon yesterday trying to remember where I PACKED IT UP FOR SAFE KEEPING. (which means I stashed it away and forgot where I put it!) I would have to guess it's over 50 years old. If memory serves me correctly, I remember seeing this in her sewing drawer from the time I was interested in seeing what she held in them.
Anyway, I started inspecting the goings on and when I finally thought I could attempt it, I pulled out my pencil and started measuring and drawing a mockup.
I was about 1/2 through the template stage when I decided I needed to photograph the process just to make sure I remembered what I was doing the next time a little girl needed something on her noggin. You know... all in all, I am quite pleased with myself! It has a cardboard brim and is fully lined. Not bad for the first time round, eh?

5 comments:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I love it Goob!!! Reminds me of those sweet Holly Hobbie dollies back in the 70's. :> )
You did a terrific job on it!!

michelle sylvia said...

I LOVE her bonnet and I can't wait to see her face!!!

Wonderful!
Blessings,
Tink

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Great job!! Can't wait to see the rest of her now!! Hugs, Trudy in Colorado

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Love it!!I have an old pattern from the 80's for amish dolls with these hats!! You did an awesome job!!
Stacey

Robin said...

Wow , looks great !! I love it ! And you did up a pattern for yourself to boot ...go you !!!