Sunday, 10 August 2008

A Sally for Tali

My niece Tali recently turned eight and this is the Sally doll I made her.



The pattern is from Rosalie Quinlan Designs, although I did simplify the applique. Of course, the moment I took her outside to be photographed Oliver appeared to fulfill his quality control inspection. He seemed to approve!



Tali's favourite colour at the moment is purple. I'm pleased to say I found all the supplies to make Sally in my stash, including this ceramic button. I even managed to needleturn the heart ... it's not too bad if you don't look too closely!



I choose this muted green fabric for the pantaloons and used purple DMC thread to quilt the pinafore.



The 'scariest' part was doing the face ... I was very relieved not to mess it up!



Before she went off to live in Tali's bedroom, Sally spent some time hanging out with the first Sally I made back in February. Sally No 2 was painted with tea to give her a more aged appearance.



I also gave Tali this tin I found at Spotlight ....



and filled it with lots of crafty bits and pieces. Tali loves to create too and is gradually building up a nice little stash of supplies.



41 comments:

  1. Hi Christine
    Cute dolls !
    I visited Australia the past three weeks and bought those buttons...
    in more aged colors !
    It's a small world...

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  2. What a great doll -- no wonder Oliver was approving!
    And how super for your niece to be receiving the beginnings of a stash of craft goodies.

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  3. Oh ...She´s a real cutie... And your needle turn is fantastic...I looked close...LOL...
    Those dolls are so lovely...
    Was the pattern in a book or sold separate? Think I have asked before...but sorry my memory..ehemmm...not so good!
    Sure Tali jumped high when she got her presents!
    btw...love your new background..:o)

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  4. Sally look gorgeous!
    I'm sure Tali will enjoy all the nice gifties she got!

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  5. Miss Sally is just so cute....how lucky Tali is to have such a talented Auntie...

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  6. Lucky Tali, Sally is so cute!

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  7. Great gift for a little girl. Of course she has to build up her stash in creating things.
    You say you painted the other dolls face with tea....how do you do that. I've tried tea dying, but not painting with tea.

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  8. What gorgeous dolls! Oliver could do nothing but approve of those! Tali is a lucky girl.

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  9. Your Sally is a lovely doll. Your niece sure will love her. Love your cat sticking his nose in most things LOL

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  10. Christine Your Sally Dolls are just Gorgeous & how lovely to have a young neice to get started on her creative years.
    cheers
    maree

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  11. Happy Birthday Tali!!! Both Sally dolls r gorgeous!! I can see why Oliver had to investigate!!
    Hugs xxx

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  12. I love your sally dolls Christine. What a huge differnce in their colourings by using the tea. I am sure your gift will be treasured. Jo x

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  13. Sally looks great in Tali's room with all her purple things! Wonder how long it'll be before she migrates to the lounge room - even if just for a little holiday!!

    Thanks Christine - you really are the best 'Auntie' a girl could ever have. You're not too bad as a sister either :-)

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  14. Hi Christine, I live in the US and was wondering where I could get a copy of Rosalie Quinlan's doll Sally pattern? I'd be very grateful if you could help.... great job on the doll! Love it!

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  15. The sally doll is so gorgeous .Your niece is a luck girl .It is so good to start them sewing young .Lucky girl ...lucky girl... The stash of craft gift she will love.

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  16. Sally's beautiful, I just love Rosalie Quinlan's dolls. Tali's a lucky neice.
    I finished 2 dolls on the weekend, I'll post about them later this week.

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  17. The doll is so cute, and I am sure your niece is happy to have an aunt that gives her inspiration to do crafts!

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  18. Your dolls are so lovely! And you got so many wonderful gifts for your niece! I'm sure she is ever so happy!!!You must be the most loved Auntie in the world!

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  19. Hi Christine, you did a lovely job, making the dollies. What a wonderful/thoughtful aunt. I Loved the goodies tin. Warmest Regards Lyn

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  20. Love Tali's doll...Alex love the purple...it is her favourite colour at the moment as well....What a lucky neice!! Cathyxx

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  21. What a lovely gift for your niece. I bet she just loved her doll. I love the appearance the tea dyeing gives.
    Chrissie

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  22. What a special present for Tali. Sally is gorgeous and even better to find everything in your stash!

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  23. Your Sally is very cute and Tali is very lucky to have such a great aunt.

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  24. that dolly is so cute, the detail is great, you are very talented.......

    Gill from Canada

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  25. Hi Christine, your Sally dolls are very cute, how lucky is your niece, Oliver has great taste, love the colours in your new background very nice, happy stitching.

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  26. She's beautiful, you do lovely work!

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  27. Sally is adorable Christine! I'm sure Tali will love her.

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  28. OH Love her. She is beautiful. I know what you mean about the face being Scary! YOu did such a beautiful job : )

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  29. Wow!! your quilting is sooooooo neat and even Christine !!!!

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  30. What a lovely doll Christine . I guess the new owner are very happy!!

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  31. Anyone, at any age, would be thrilled to receive such a sweet doll, you did a great job on the face.

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  32. elle est trés jolie cette poupée , j'adore ses chaussures! ton blog est toujours aussi beau
    amitiés de france
    claire

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  33. elle est trés jolie cette poupée , j'adore ses chaussures! ton blog est toujours aussi beau
    amitiés de france
    claire

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  34. que hermoso tu blog!trabajas espectacular seguire visitandote,desde tierra del fuego argentina.

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  35. You have done neautiful work on the dolls! Love the ricrac hair too.
    I bet your neice enjoyed/enjoys her parcel. I am actually bundling up similar things for my daughters 7th birthday soon, she is so keen on sewing!
    Bec xxx

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  36. Hi Christine, I love the doll! You did a fantastic job on creating it and I am sure that Tali will cherish it forever. That Oliver cracks me up, just like my Rolo, I am convinced that they are long lost brothers!

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  37. Favourite Auntie ?!?! Just Luv the ageing technique with the tea 'tis most effective Christine.

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  38. Wow what they are cute and I understans she loves them...

    Take care!

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  39. Wow Christine!!!!
    It' a very lovely doll!!!!
    Grazia

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine