Saturday, June 28, 2008

As sweet as she can BEE!

My dotee has been improving as I tweak my pattern for making them. I have started making one seam and it goes to the back of the doll while at the bottom, instead of sewing across by machine or by hand, I am now making a drawstring enclosure and like it much better. (If need be, I can do a tutoral.
I decided to do a bee as one of my swaps was a stripe theme. While others were thinking what kind of colorful stripes and if they should do it with ribbon and such, I had critters and bugs in mind. I even have some small zebra fabric and some tiger striped minis in my stash! While I didn't have yellow and black stripe, I used a yellow fabrico marker to fill as I needed. I couldn't help but think of one of Ann Geddes babies when I got her finished! Just way too cute! I thought of different wing options and finally decided to settle on this one as I rummaged through my stash. Now I can see doing a hummingbird dotee too! I named this little bee, Honey!


Aileen said...

I didn't think the first two needed improving on, but I definitely love this bee.

Maggie R said...

Love the bee theme....
also love your "tweaking"

morningDove said...

I can see this little beez been buzy. she is great as always and love the tweaking of the pattern. can i try?

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Wanda,
Your Dotee dolls are to die for!
The Bee is just too cute! :)

Buzzing away for now,
Norma S. :)

Noel said...

Wanda, your bee dottee is buzzing with personality. I like how you tweaked your pattern. Yes, please do a tutorial....Honey's great!

Jo in NZ said...

Wow your Dotee's are the nicest I have seen, and you faces are devine.
Love your creativity and your querky use of ...everyday objects.