Susannah

 

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

 

Susannah

 

Approximately 9-1/2 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply List

Material:  Muslin, material for dress.

Embroidery Thread:  Ecru and thread that matches her dress

Large eyed needle

Stuffing

For Staining – instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil, sponge brush, paper towels and paper plates.  Optional – old cookie sheet, glass jar with lid, wax paper.

 

Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –

The Chemistry Store – http://www.chemistrystore.com

From Nature With Love – http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com

Save on Scents – http://www.saveonscents.com

Bramble Berry – http://www.brambleberry.com

To Die for Soap – http://www.todieforsoap.com

 

NOTE:  To assist with turning, many doll makers have purchased hemostats.  These are actually medical tools, but can be easily purchased and are a great asset when trying to turn those small doll pieces such as arms and legs.  Here is a picture of mine.  You'll notice I have applied tape to one side of the handles; this is because my particular set of hemostats has a locking device on that side so to keep it from locking on me as I'm trying to use it I wrapped tape around that side.  There are actually many different types and sizes of hemostats.  These can be purchased in the fishing department at Wal-Mart, at local medical supply stores, and on line.  These are also a great asset for stuffing.

For your convenience, I have included a few shopping sites where you may purchase a pair of hemostats and below are pictures of the pair I own.

Suggested Shopping for Hemostats -

Ebay - http://www.ebay.com/

Nurses Station - http://www.nursesdirect.com/instruments/hemostats.html

Stanley Supply & Services -

http://www.stanleysupplyservices.com/search.aspx?q=Hemostats&x=0&y=0

AllHeart America's Medical Superstore -

http://www.allheart.com/forceps.html

 

       

 

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Lillie Mae’s Crafts

Charming & Winsome Raggedy Annie Patterns

Brenda Greenwalt * Muncie, IN USA

http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

E-Mail – lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

 

Body:

#1.  Print out all body patterns and trace all on double muslin; sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on patterns.

#2.  Stuff body firmly and stuff legs and arms firmly to stuffing lines as indicated on patterns.  Sew openings closed.

#3.  Attach arms and legs where indicated on pattern.

#4.  Stain using recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

 

Dress:

#1.  Print out dress pattern and trace on double material being sure to place on fold where indicated.  cut out 2.

#2.  Put right sides together and using 1/4 inch seam allowance sew seams.  Turn.

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

#4.  Press if you like or keep the grungy look.  Put on doll and using matching embroidery thread, sew a gathering stitch around neckline, pull to gather and secure in back.

 

Apron:

#1.  Print out pattern and trace on single layer muslin; cut out.

#2.  With ecru embroidery thread, hand sew a gathering stitch about 1/4 to 1/2 inch down from the top of the apron.

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

#4. Put on doll and tie in back.

 

Bonnet:

#1.  Print out pattern; trace on double layer muslin being sure to place on fold where indicated and cut out.

#2.  Sew a gathering stitch using 1/2-inch seam allowance along the top part of the bonnet being sure to leave enough thread at both ends to pull to gather.

#3.  Sew a gathering stitch using 1/4-inch seam allowance along the bottom part of the bonnet being sure to leave enough thread at both ends to pull to gather.

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

#5.  Pull to gather and fit to dolls head, being sure to leave e a little bit at neck (see picture).

#6.  Attach to head with a few stitches sewn along t he already sewn gathering stitch line.

#7.  With your ecru embroidery thread, hand sew a running stitch along the bottom of the bonnet and leave enough thread at both ends for ties for the bonnet.

 

Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ¼ 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 you’re staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 250 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 Susannah.  I hope you enjoyed making her as much as I enjoyed designing her. If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

 

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All of my craft patterns are copyrighted.  You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design.  You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited.  You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way.  No wholesaling of items made from my patterns.  My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com

 

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