Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Emma - a sweet little fairy doll to love!!!

EDITED TO ADD 12-31-13 10:30pm Seattle Time:   Pictures of Tim's paper doll that is Emma's playmate....

Hello Friends and Happy New Year!

I am here with a posting for Paper Sweeties.  Debbie very kindly invited me to guest design for the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #15.  Here is the inspiration board:

My lovely email from Debbie said that I could be inspired by anything on the graphic!  And the ideas started popping into my head right away.  My eyes kept coming back though to the little girl who is so cute in her tutu and hat and scarf!  And to the colors in the lower half of the graphic.

My project was also inspired by a little girl who was a wee bit disgruntled at church this past week.  I was wishing that I had a little doll in my purse that I could give her to play with.....and hence this idea was born:

 I started by creating a lovely little fairy doll with the  "Emma" stamp set and die!  I cut the "Emma" die three times total:   twice out of cream felt and once out of linen.  I stamped Emma's image onto the linen using memento tuxedo black ink and then colored her very lightly with Copics.  It is important to color lightly so that the ink does not bleed on the linen fabric!!!  I then very carefully sewed all three layers together leaving the top open so that I could add some batting.  I used very tiny stitches!  And used a small crochet hook to push the batting down into her leg area when I was "stuffing" her!

After I had Emma all sewn up and "stuffed" my sweet doll was ready to be dressed up.  I dressed her in a tulip skirt and belt and created a hat for her from a pink button, two white glittery jingle bells and two baby roses.  Next my son Tim helped me create a butterfly wand for her with some beads.  And her "wings" or butterfly cape I made with half of a doily and a running stitch to create a tie for around her neck.  She has fairy dust (aka glitter) in her hair and on her skirt!  And her shoes are made from glitter! :)

 We felt that she needed a bed to sleep on and hence the box was created along with a pink felt mattress, and cream felt pillow and blanket! (The blanket was created by my son Tim who also made Emma a little friend to play with named after himself!)  I decorated the box and created the tag on the computer leaving a space to stamp her name using the coordinating stamp from the Emma set.   Here is a picture of the little room we set up for her using the box as walls, and adding some spools for tables with a snowflake doily on top of the smallest one and a "leaf" throw rug.  And of course you have to have a tiny bottle-brush tree as a house plant or perhaps the Fairy Emma's very own Christmas Tree!  LOL!

Emma also has a tie added to the top of her button hat made from a piece of pink and white twine so that she can be hung on a Christmas Tree, a rearview mirror or a door knob etc.
 Here is Emma all snuggled up for a long winter's nap under her doily comforter:

All of the "accessories" for her room snuggle up in the box with Emma when she needs to be put away making her the perfect small toy to tuck in a bag when you have to take your daughter to an appointment and you need something to entertain her in the waiting room! 
One last picture of Fairy Emma and her friend Timmy enjoying the Christmas Tree as we wait to ring in the New Year here in Seattle!:

Tim says he is now working on something to allow Emma and Timmy to have fun!  It is a secret he says...but he has scissors and paper in his hands tonight and is creating away!

Thanks so very much for taking a look at my project!  I had so much fun with this challenge!!!  I think I may have to sew up a few of these dolls in a more simple format to share with the little ones at church!  I wish I had taken a picture of the doll before I dressed her up!  Too cute!!!

To Debbie and everyone at Paper Sweeties:  Thanks for letting me join in the fun as a guest designer for January!  And congratulations to all the new Design Team Members!  They are a fantastically talented group of sweet women!  Here are links to their blogs if you haven't made the hop yet:
Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Andrea Ewen
Char Cundy
Jeanne Jachna
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Kristi Schurr
Lesley Croghan
Lisa Elton
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Nancy Penir
Tammy Hobbs

If you have some crafty time I hope you will join in the Paper Sweeties challenge this month!  We would all love to see what you create!

May you have a year full of blessings and friends and family to lift your spirits during times of hardship or sorrow!
:) Jill


  1. I'm in awe! Jill this is a fantasy of preciousness! And with your son's help, you created a darling doll! BTW, congrats on being guest designer!

  2. Just precious as can be! Love this sweet project you have shared! A lot of love went into your work and it shows! Congrats on being January's Guest Designer!

  3. Jill, this is just over the top fabulous!!!! I adore this little fairy doll and the packaging...fantastic!!! What a great all-around wonderful project!! Love and hugs along with all good wishes for the new year! Rebecca

  4. oh my word you are amazing.. these are stunning and oh so creative.. totally inspired.. Happy New Year..

  5. Wow! Your creative project is beyond amazing! So much time with love and creativity went into your sweet project! I am truly inspired! Congrats on being guest designer this month! Take care and Happy New Year!

  6. Congrats on the Guest Designer spot Jill - this project is beyond amazing!!!

  7. How sweet! What a lucky girl to get this gift from you! And I love your profile pic too. :)

  8. What fabulousness! You did such a wonderful job on this creation - Emma is darling as a fairy!

  9. Jill...this is just too cute. The soft and sweet colors are just stunning. What a wonderful and sweet gift, sure to by loved by any little girl.

  10. Jill this is darling! So full of shabby sweetness, what a cute idea! Can't wait to see what Tim was working on ;)

  11. Jill I love what your imagination came up with for Emma . This is the sweetest little doll and room set I have ever seen. If you had this in your purse at church the little girl would have quieted right down with a huge smile.
    You and Tim did a wonderful job.
    Congrats on being the GD! Amazing ...
    happy New Years to you and Tim...hugs

  12. Beautiful Jill! Love all the details! Happy New Year!!!

  13. What a labor of love here, Jill, it's amazing!! And how special that Tim worked on it with you. It's great that he can share your passion for crafting. You both did an incredible job on "Emma" and her environment. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed New Year, my friend!

  14. How precious!! She is going to LOVE her. I love all the fun details, the fun way you made the skirt and wings for insance. Oh my! What a way to kick up the new year!!

  15. OMG Jill! I quit! This is over the top crazy good amazing - I want to come play at your house - I could stare at this forever - OMG too cool for words! SMITTEN!

  16. What an adorable project! It looks like you had so much fun making this!

  17. So very sweet and creative Jill! Love all the shimmery touches! Happy New Year!

  18. What an absolutely amazing project! I just love it! You are so creative.. and very loving too!

  19. Oh. My. Goodness. Look at this masterpiece! I can't believe this whole beautiful ensemble was inspired by a cranky little girl at church! Brilliant idea to make the sweet Emma into a real doll, love the linen and felt and your photography is beautiful Jill!

  20. Miss Jill, I am completely and utterly blown away by the creativeness of this beautiful ensemble you've created! This is just so darn unique and lovely! The little doll stamped on fabric is so sweet and the set is truly a handmade treasure! Tim's playmate for your little sweetie is simply PRECIOUS :)

  21. Congrats on being Guest Designer Jill, precious projects! Happy New Year!

  22. Oh, my gracious, Jill! This is absolutely precious! What a true treasure!

  23. What did Timmy make, Jill? Loved his Timmy and the blanket! So FUN that he played with you! Absolutely LOVE this project my friend! Not only is it a Great idea but it is Gorgeous, too, with all of her accessories that fit in that cool box!

  24. This is so creative and SWEET! Lots of work, but well worth it!


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: ) Jill