Sadie Sunflower

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

 

Doll approximately 12 inches tall.

Read through all directions before beginning.

 

 

You Will Be A Needin:

 

Muslin, material for dress (bodice and skirt)

Stuffing

Hair:  Deep Yellow 3-ply yarn

Embroidery thread:  To match dress, dark brown

Mechanical pencil

Acrylic Paint:  Black, antique white, barn red, orange (for bird's beak)

Small stencil brush

Small paintbrush

Paper towels

Card Stock

Brown floral wire stem (for sunflower)

Brown flannel

Black seed beads

Beading needle

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Sandpaper

 

Staining:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil, old cookie sheet, rags, wax paper, glass jar with lid, sponge brushes, spray bottle, funnels.

 

 

Note:  Stain all material, including the rope, before beginning.  See recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

 

Sadie:

1.  Print out all doll patterns, head/body, arm, and leg.  Trace all on double muslin being sure to trace 2 arms and 2 legs.  Sew on traced lines being sure to leave open where indicated on patterns.  Cut out about ¼ inch away from sewn lines.  Clip curves and turn all.

2.  Stuff all firmly (arms and legs to stuffing line) and sew openings shut.

3.  Attach arms, NOT legs, where indicated on pattern. 

4.  Attach pieces of thread at the top of each leg (to hang for drying).  Dip a small stencil brush lightly into barn red paint and pounce off most of the paint onto paper towels.  In looking at the picture, stencil on stripes on her legs.  Hang to dry.

5.  Attach legs where indicated on pattern.

 

Facial Features:

1.  Eyes:  Print and cut out eye template on card stock and pin in place on face where desired.  With a very small paintbrush, dip lightly into black acrylic paint and paint eyes by outlining them first and then filling them in.  Let dry thoroughly.  Once completely dry, dip the end of a small paintbrush into antique white acrylic paint and, looking at the picture and pattern, dot on the whites of her eyes.

2.  Eyebrows:  Looking at the pattern, pencil in (with mechanical pencil) eyebrows.  Thread doll needle with an extra long double strand of dark brown embroidery thread, enough to embroider her mouth too.  Going in from the top of her head (this will be covered with her hair) go down and embroider the eyebrows with a simple backstitch.  Continue to the next step - the mouth.

3.  Mouth:  In looking at the pattern, pencil in her mouth (with a mechanical pencil).  After embroidering the eyebrows, go down and embroider the mouth with a simple backstitch.  Take the thread back out the top of her head and tie off.

4.  Nose:  Print out nose pattern on card stock and pin in place where desired on head.  Trace around this with mechanical pencil.  Thread doll needle with double strand of red embroidery thread.  Going in from the top of her head (this will be covered with her hair), go down and beginning at the bottom of her nose, embroider the nose using a satin stitch.  Take the thread back out the top of her head and tie off.

5.  Cheeks:  Dip a medium size stencil brush lightly into barn red acrylic paint and pounce off most of it on paper towels.  Lightly swirl on her cheeks.

 

Hair:

1.  Hair Bundle:  Wrap yellow sport weight yarn around your first 3 fingers 20 times; cut.  Slip off fingers.  Cut a generous piece of matching yarn and slip this inside hair bundle and tie tightly; leave ends of yarn long.  Make 13 hair bundles.

2.  With big-eyed needle, thread one of the ends of yarn and insert into one of the places marked on the head on the pattern; tie tightly.  Do this for all 13 hair bundles.

3.  Trim hair down to about 1-1/2 inches all the way around.

 

Dress:

1.  Print off bodice and skirt patterns. 

2.  Bodice:  Place pattern on doubled material being sure to place on fold as indicated on pattern.  Pin and trace around.  Cut out.  Need 2 of these.

3.  Skirt:  Place skirt pattern on doubled material being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern.  Cut out.  Need 2 of these.

4.  Sew a gathering stitch about ¼ inch down from top of each skirt pattern; pull to gather.  Match these to bottom of both sides of bodice; pin and stitch in place.

5.  Pin sides and underarms and stitch seams closed using ¼ inch seam allowance.

6.  Clip into the very bottom of the dress and tear a small strand off.  This will give the hem of the dress a frayed (old-timey) look.

7.  Turn sleeves under ¼ inch and hand stitch with a gathering stitch; pull to gather.

8.  Place dress on doll and turn neck under ¼ inch.  Hand stitch a gathering stitch all the way around, pull to gather and tie off.

 

Bloomers:

1.  Print out bloomers pattern.  Trace on double white material being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern; cut out.

2.  With right sides together, sew side seams as indicated by dashed lines on pattern.

3.  Turn leg openings up ¼ inch and hand sew with a small running stitch.

4.  With white embroidery floss, hand sew a gathering stitch completely around the waist of the bloomers; pull to gather and tie in a bow in front.

 

Sunflower

1.  Stain muslin with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

2.  Print and cut out sunflower pattern.

3.  Trace outside pattern on double muslin; do NOT cut out.  Sew on traced lines.

4.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  On center back, make a small cut for turning.  Turn.

5.  Stuff firmly and sew opening shut.

6.  Print and cut out the sunflower center pattern.  Trace on double brown flannel; do NOT cut out.  Sew on traced lines.

7.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  In center back, make a small cut for turning.  Turn.

8.  Stuff firmly and sew opening shut. 

9.  Center this over center of sunflower and whipstitch in place along sides with matching embroidery floss or thread.

10.  With beading needle, sew several black seed beads on (see picture).

11.  With wire cutters, cut a piece of brown floral wire stem and glue to back of sunflower.

 

Crow:

1.  Print and cut out crow pattern as well as wing pattern.  Trace bird pattern on doubled muslin; do NOT cut out.

2.  Sew on traced lines; do NOT leave an opening.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.

3.  On back, and going through only one layer of muslin, cut a small opening for turning.  Clip curves and turn.

4.  Stuff firmly and sew opening closed.

5.  Attach a piece of thread to one end of bird to hang for drying.

6.  Paint the crow black; paint the beak yellow.  Hang for drying.

7.  Sand lightly.

8.  Trace the wing on single layer muslin; cut out.  Paint crow wing black; let dry.  Sand lightly.

9.  With hot glue gun, glue wing in place (see picture).

10.  Using a doll needle, sew on black seed beads for eyes.

11.  Glue to top of sunflower.

 

Staining Instructions:

Supplies Needed:

Instant coffee

Vanilla extract

Fragrance oil (optional, Cinnabun is one of my favorites)

Old cookie sheet

Small spray bottle or sponge brush

Funnel (if using a spray bottle)

1.     Mix together in glass jar with lid - ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water and ¼ cup vanilla extract. 

2.     Add fragrance oil to your taste.  (HINT:  You may want to add just a little at first     and add more if you desire.  If you add too much to begin with it may be stronger             than you prefer.)

3.     Pour stain into spray bottle or apply with sponge brush.

4.     Lay the item you are staining on cookie sheet.  Spray front and back thoroughly or     apply stain with sponge brush.  Be sure to cover item completely with stain.

5.     Bake in oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.  If you need to bake longer, only bake      at 5 minute increments. 

 

NEVER LEAVE THIS UNATTENDED.  THIS CAN CATCH ON FIRE.  KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY.  WATCH CLOSELY.

 

You’re done with Sadie Sunflower.  I hope you enjoyed making her as much as I enjoyed designing her.  If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me or visit my “Stitch ‘n’ Stuff” page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com.

 

You’re done with Quick Make Cuties.  I hope you enjoyed making them as much as I enjoyed designing them.  If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.

 

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NOTE:  To preserve pattern, print out all, fold, and place in Zip lock bag being sure the picture on the cover can be seen.

 

 

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