Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Making of the Quilting Queen - Part 2.

Last week I posted photos of the making of the quilt blocks for the Quilting Queen.  Here are some photos of the details that finish this piece.

Making the shoes:
shoe parts

attaching to foot; painting grommets to match

her sensible shoes

Auditioning hair:

Every queen needs a crown:

and the tools of her trade:
needle and thread

And scissors, of course. I bought a pair of vintage Barbie scissors on ebay.  They were wonderful – they opened and closed just like real scissors.  When I tried to place them in her hands they broke in two places. 
So I had to make my own.  I started by tracing my own scissors, then shrinking them down.  I cut them from cardboard....
 Then foiled them silver.

The last step was to make the base and label.

And she is complete!
And I am happy to say she has found a home with one of my very favorite collectors!