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.
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.
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.