Saturday, January 5, 2013

Katniss' new purse...

I was bored today, and had been dreading breaking down Barbietown's Christmas decor...which is almost done. I have a bunch of nude male dolls as I have packed away the Nativity costumes for next year. After taking off  Katniss' Mary costume, I decided to dress her up for shopping, but she was missing something. I thought it would be fun to try and make a purse or sling bag tote for her, such as the ones I lust after but can't afford on La Boutique . Though I will probably never attain that level of perfection in doll accessories, it was fun to try with the materials I had on hand. Here is what I came up with--

 
 
As you can see, it is a little large tote, embellished with the jewelry findings and a tassel, and a cool studded black leather strap. Those curved findings I purchased at a trade show a few years back are for creating miniature jewelry, and I made the little tassel hanging from
the closure. This was pretty fun, and done on the rough, so I would like to try more purses later on. I used a raised design of felt for the purse, and sewed it together.Katniss is such a pretty doll, I know she is going to be a favorite.
~Lisa
 

4 comments:

Cat said...

I really love her new purse!! (^_^) Where did you purchase the raised felt? It gives it that extra boost of realism! Excellent work with a fine attention to detail.

Lisa said...

thank you Cat! Actually I gotit at Michael's and it was .99 cents or a $1.09, a little more expensive. I have been thinking of experimenting with that duct tape in the different patterns in sheets you can get at Michael's and Joann's too.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I love the bag you created. It's awesome. Keep in touch

Anonymous said...

Your work is incredible.

Romona