firstly I found some images of the Raggy Dolls from the cartoon, and drew them up. As some of the dolls are boys I had to change the to make them into 'girl' dolls.
I cut the out and painted the back of each image with transfer paints.
each one was then laid onto a calico panel...I then laid strips of paper over the doll, the strips had also been painted using transfer paints..
Everything is then ironed with a really hot iron, and you end up with the image and the background stripes transferred to the fabric.
I then added more colour and details using Inktense pencils. They are so easy to use on fabric, just colour in and wet the fabric. Once dry they are permanent.
each panel was then washed just to make sure no colour was going to run out, and then ironed. this also needed to be done to give the fabric chance to shrink before being made into bags.
Next I added embellishments of ribbons,buttons,beads,fabric etc...
I also made a little fabric journal for each of the dolls to hold..
Finally i made the panels up into bags.
I added lining fabric to each bag, and even made a pocket..
and here they are all hanging up ready to pack.
they were a lot of work, but worth it, and I loved giving them to the girls.
I also made a plain calico/stuffed art doll for each of the girls. I look forward to seeing how they decorate them.
Here are some of them, I made them all different.