Celebration Annie

 

 

A Lillie Maeís Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

 

Doll approximately 17 inches tall

Roses approximately 6 inches tall

 

Read through all directions before beginning.

 

For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

 

You Will Be A Needin:

 

One 32-ounce plastic soda pop bottle

Material:  Muslin and material for blouse, skirt, and apron

Embroidery Thread:  Red, dark brown, to match blouse

Stuffing

Paint:  Whicker white and barn red acrylic

Mechanical pencil

Two 5/8 inch black matte buttons

Red sport weight yarn for hair

Needles:  Large-eyed needle, doll needle (3 or 5 inches long), embroidery needle

Paintbrushes:  Small (for whites of eyes), medium (for cheeks).

Misc: Black water color pencil, card stock, black quilting thread, plastic or wooden ruler, kitty litter, hot glue gun and glue sticks, paper towels, Warm 'n'  Natural batting, cheesecloth, green floral tape, wire cutters and pliers, thick wire for roses

.Staining:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.  Optional for staining:  Old cookie sheet, rags, wax paper, glass jar with lid.

 

Body:

#1.  The body is, of course, the 32-ounce plastic soft drink bottle.  Clean the bottle out thoroughly and let dry.

#2.  Fill with about 3 cups of kitty litter.

#3.  Place cap back on bottle.

 

Annie:

#1.  Print off Annie head and arm patterns.  Trace on doubled muslin with mechanical pencil being sure to trace 2 arms; do NOT cut out. 

#2.  Sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on patterns.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  Clip curves.  Turn.

#3.  Stuff head firmly; do NOT sew opening closed.

#4.  Stuff arms to stuffing line.  Sew opening closed.

#5.  Stain the head and arms with the recipe and instructions given below at the end of these directions.

#6.  Eyes:  Print off eye patterns on card stock, position on head and pin in place with straight pins.  Trace around with mechanical pencil.  With a small brush and going slowly, paint the whites of the eyes with Wicker White acrylic paint.  Let dry thoroughly.  With a black water color pencil, lightly trace around the whites of the eyes and with your finger smudge this lightly.  Thread your doll needle with one strand of black quilting thread, and going in from the top of her head, which will be covered by her hair, sew on the 5/8 inch black matte buttons for eyes.

#7.  Eyebrows:  With a plastic or wooden ruler, measure the eyebrows and trace with mechanical pencil (1/2 inch each).  Thread a doll needle with 1 strand of dark brown embroidery thread and, using a simple backstitch, stitch in the eyebrows.

#8.  Nose:  Print off nose pattern on card stock.  Place where desired on head and pin with straight pins.  Trace with mechanical pencil.  Thread your doll needle with a double strand of #3776 embroidery thread and, going in from the top (this will be covered with her hair) go down to the bottom of the nose.  I will usually unthread from the doll needle at this point and thread my embroidery thread onto a smaller (embroidery) needle which makes embroidering the nose much easier.  Using a satin stitch, stitch in the nose.

#9.  Mouth:  Print off mouth pattern on card stock.  Place where desired on head and pin with straight pins.  In the center of the mouth template there is a bolded line.  With your mechanical pencil, trace from one side of the template starting at the bolded line, down under the mouth template and then back up the other side to the bolded line on that side with a mechanical pencil.  Thread a doll needle with one strand of dark brown embroidery thread.  Going in from the top of the head (this will be covered with her hair) go down to the mouth.  I will usually unthread from the doll needle at this point and rethread onto a smaller needle which makes embroidering the mouth much easier.  Using a simple backstitch and small stitches, stitch in the mouth.

#10.  Cheeks:  Dip your brush lightly into Barn Red acrylic paint and pounce off most of the paint onto a paper towel.  Using a swirling motion, paint in the cheeks.  Let dry thoroughly. 

#11.  Being sure the neck area is stuffed very firmly, place hot glue on the lid and fit the neck of the doll over the top cap of the bottle.  Hold firmly until glue has hardened.  If necessary place hot glue on the outside of the lid, where the doll and the bottle connect, to keep it firmly in place  and to make sure that the head is not loose enough to bend one way or the other.

#12.  Sew on arms where indicated on pattern.

 

Hair:

#1.  Print and cut out both hair cards on card stock.  Cut 3 pieces of embroidery thread that matches the hair measuring approximately 2 inches.  With your large-eyed needle thread each one of these pieces through the 3 places, as indicated on the pattern.

#2.  Making a hair bundle:  Wrap yarn around hair card #1 ten times, slip off.  Lay the hair bundle in the center top of her head; do NOT tie yet.  Wrap yarn around hair card #2 ten times; slide  off of hair card and lay on top center of head directly on top of hair bundle #1.; tie tightly.  Tie hair bundle on both sides of head also.  Clip loops and trim.

#4.  Print and cut out hair bow pattern and trace on doubled muslin; do NOT cut out.

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

#6.  On back, cut a small slit for turning.  Clip curves and turn. 

#7.  Stain with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.  Press.

#8.  With a matching piece of embroidery thread hand sew a gathering stitch up the center of the bow (as indicated on pattern); pull to gather.

#9.  Either glue or sew bow to head.

 

Blouse:

#1:  Print and cut out blouse bodice and blouse skirt patterns.  Stain with recipe and instructions given below following these directions.

#2.  Blouse Bodice - On double layer material, right sides together, pin bodice pattern and cut out, being sure to place the bodice on the fold as indicated (cut 2).

#3.  Blouse Skirt - On doubled layer material, right sides together, trace the skirt pattern being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern (cut 2).  Hand sew a gathering stitch about 1/4 inch down, pull to gather until the skirt width matches the width of the bottom of the dress bodice; pin and sew to bodice.  Do this for front and back.

#4.  With right sides together, match up the front and back dress pieces and, using 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew side and shoulder seams.  Clip curves and turn.

#5.  Slip dress on over dollís head.  Hand stitch a running stitch completely around neck and pull to gather, knot.  With your fingernails, scrape along all edges to fray out.

.#6.  Choose which side will be the back and cut down the center of this to fit over doll's head.  Turn top of blouse down about 1/4inch and hand sew a gathering stitch.  Pull to gather, secure and tie off.

 

Skirt:

#1.  Print off both skirt patterns (top and bottom parts).  Tape the bottom to the top. 

#2.  Trace on doubled material being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern. 

#3.  Stain with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

#4.  Fold over and sew side seam. 

#5.  About 1/4 inch from bottom, with white quilting thread, hand sew a gathering stitch; pull to gather.  Going back and forth, sew a few stitches in the center (bottom) to secure the gathering stitch; tie off.  Place bottle inside.  Do the same to the top of the skirt.

 

Roses:

#1.  Print and cut out Warm 'n' Natural rose pattern.

#2.  Trace on doubled Warm 'n' Natural being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern.  Cut out.  (Cut out 6).

#3.  Wrap one end around your finger and continue to wrap; slip finger out.

#4.  Holding the bottom of the flower together, sew together going back and forth, from one side to the other. 

#5.  Attach a piece of thread to bottom (to hang for drying).

#6.  Pull petals apart and paint with Barn Red paint; let dry. 

#7.  Cut 6 pieces of thick wire each 6 inches long.  Wrap wire with green floral tape.

#8.  Attach one wire to each flower by sticking the wire almost completely through flower and then gluing with hot glue. 

#9.  Use hair bow pattern for bow on roses.

#10.  Position in doll's arm and glue; glue on bow.

NOTE:  If you have trouble getting your wire through the flower you can either try a small gauge wire such as 20 gauge or you can run a wide-eyed needle through the rose several times to create an opening and then thread your wire through.

 

Staining:  Combine ľ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ľ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay what youíre staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven.   Store left over stain mixture in glass jar with lid for your next primitive project.

 

You're done with Celebration Annie - Mother's Day.  I hope you enjoyed making her as much as I enjoyed designing her. If you have any problems or questions at all, please donít hesitate to e-mail me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

 

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