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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

From broken DH doll to lovely ornament

What do you do when someone gives you a broken doll for your dollhouse ?
The head and arms were sort of OK but the rest was broken. Still I could not make myself throw her away so she lived in  a box for a long time.

But then serendipity took over. I found a bag of pretty tassels at the thrift shop and remembered seeing some tassel dolls on Pinterest.

I know mine is not a real elegant lady like the ones they showed there but I am still pretty pleased with my little angel ornament.

Here is the head I used. 

And here is the tassel. I felt the top part of the tassel looked a bit like a bodice already.

I glued the doll head on top of the tassel. The ruler is there to show the size.

Arms with a piece of chenille stem added for length and the fabric I chose for the sleeves.

Sew fabric into tunnel and insert hand.

Gather fabric at wrist.

Fold the fabric over the arm to make the sleeve.

Sew sleeves to sides of tassel at shoulder height.

Ready for the hairdresser and the details.

I added some chenille doll hair and to cover the  neck area I used some  angel hair yarn from my stash and wings made out of pretty  ribbon.

There she is with some jewelry added and enjoying the nice weahter in my garden.

Here is her twin sister who  I made this weekend.

I got carried away and also made a grandmother for them who know lives in my  kitchen scene.


  1. I love what you did with your doll. Your angel is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
    Hugs Maria

  2. Thank you Maria. I had the broken doll parts for a long time and I am very happy I found something to do with them. Glad you are enjoying the blog !

  3. What a great idea, you are so clever, looks really professional, thankyou for sharing x