More Icicle Dolls & Instructions

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Thanks all for your kind comments on my Icicle Dolls. No, they are not for sale, but thanks for asking! Last month I found these cool bat earrings at my favorite arts & crafts store Bastelstube in Trier. Just love the fact such cool Halloween stuff is now available in Germany. Got 3 pairs because they screamed art doll to me. They are flexibel enough to be stitched onto fabric. Just perfect! So here goes … my Gothic Icicle Dolls hehehe I was tempted to add some tiny safety pins etc., maybe for the next ones. Instead of hiding the bat, you can see it when turning the doll. It’s so fun being silly … Oh, and did you notice I printed the black fabric with the cool GPP gothic script using red acrylics. I purposely used a lower student grade quality which gives it a nice muted look. Put a small skull bead at the bottom. Fits well the current challenge… How cool is that? ***

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Vielen Dank für die netten Kommentare zu den Eiszapfenpuppen. Hab letzten Monat diese coolen Fledermausohrringel in meinem Lieblingsladen Bastelstube in Trier gefunden. Einfach klasse, dass es nun so viel Halloweenzeugs auch in Deutschland gibt. Hab gleich 3 Paar gekauft, da sie sofort Art Doll geschrieen haben. Sie sind flexibel genug und angenäht werden können. Perfekt sag ich nur! Hier sind also .. meine Gothik-Eiszapfenpüppis hehehe Ich hätte fast Mini-Sicherheitsnadeln angesteckt, vielleicht bei den nächsten. Anstelle die Fledermaus zu verstecken, siehst Du sie von vorne auf dem Rücken. Ist das herrlich, albern zu sein … Oh, und hast Du bemerkt, dass ich den schwarzen Stoff mit dem coolen GPP Gothiktext und rotem Acryl bedruckt habe. Habe bewußt weniger pigmentierte Farbe genommen, damit es etwas gedeckter aussieht. Hab diesmal unten einen kleinen Totenkopf augenäht. Passt prima zur laufenden Crusade … How cool is that?

And thanks Michelle for the rocking HIM mail art! Very cool and I’m even going to keep the tape. *** Und danke Michelle für die HIM-liche Mail Art! Voll cool und ich werde sogar das Klebeband behalten.

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Below is a photo of more WIPs (Works in progress) in different stages. Quite fun once you have figured it out and it’s flowing. Finally can use my fave fabrics. *** Hier ist ein Gruppenfotos von weiteren WIPs in verschiedenen Stadien. Macht schon Spass, wenn man’s mal ausgetüftelt hat und dran ist. Kann endlich mal wieder meine Lieblingsstoffe einsetzen.

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Instructions for Icicle Dolls

Anleitung für Eiszapfenpuppen

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1. Print my template HERE or make your own*** HIER meine Schablone ausdrucken oder eigene machen

2. Lay template onto fabric and cut out two pieces respecting seam allowance. *** Schablone auf Stoff legen und zweimal ausschneiden, Saum nicht vergessen.

3. Select and print image, cut out. *** Motiv auswählen, drucken und ausschneideicicle_doll_sewing_visu.jpgn.

4. Sew image onto front piece. *** Motiv auf Vorderseite nähen.

5. Sew both sides together inside out leaving an opening in the top middle section. *** Beide Teile jeweils seitenverkehrt zunähen. Achtung – obige Mitte offen lassen zum Füllen.

6. Turn fabric inside out and fill with batting. *** Stoff nach außen drehen und füllen.

icicledoll_beadfibre_visu.jpg7. Cut up lengths of various fibers and stuff into opening, leaving a good length hanging out. Stitch opening together which also fixes the fiber lengths. Stitch on beads. If desired, trim fibers. *** Einige Wollfädenstücke zurechtschneiden und in die Öffnung stecken, dabei den größten Teil raushängen lassen. Öffnung mit Stichen schließen und gleichzeitig Wollfäden mitvernähen. Perlen aufnähen. Falls gewünscht, Wollfäden zurechtstutzen.

8. If desired, attach wings. My blue wings are cut from Pelmet Vilene stabilizer (or use non-fusible Pellon @ JoAnn’s or Timtex). In Australia available at The Thread Studio. Sponged on Dye-na-flows and stamped on text. *** Falls gewünscht, befestige Flügel. Meine blauen Flügel hab ich aus Pelmet Vilene (Stabilisator, gibt’s bei Quilt- und Textilkunst) geschnitten. Hab mit Schwämmchen Dye-na-flows aufgetupft (auch bei Quilt- und Textilkunst) und Text aufgestempelt.

9. If desired stitch on beads, Buttons and other embellishments. Attach a loop at back for hanging. *** Falls gewünscht, Perlen, Knöpfe etc. aufnähen. Hinten zum Aufhängen eine Schlaufe annähen.

Images/Motive: You can print your own image directly onto fabric, or t-shirt transfer paper (that’s what I did), print an image using a rubberstamp, make a polymer clay face, paper face, paint your own etc. *** Motive kannst Du direkt auf Stoff ausdrucken, oder auf T-Shirt Transferpapier (wie ich), ein Motiv mit Stempel aufdrucken, ein Fimogesich machen, Papiermotiv, selbst gemaltes, etc.

Batting/Füllung: You can take anything for filling, like batting. I use chopped up sponge rubber from recycled seat cushions. *** Als Füllung kannst Du alles mögliche verwenden, z.B. Watte. Ich verwende Schaumgummistückchen von alten Stuhlkissen, die ich zufällig habe.

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39 responses to “More Icicle Dolls & Instructions

  1. BELINDA, the Halloween bat winged cone dollie are toooooooooooooo fun! LOVE them! Your instructions are wonderful too! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs,Patti

  2. ich dachte schwarze eiszapfenpupen gefallen mir am besten,aber…….neeeeeeeeeein, alle sind traumhaftschön Belinda!!!bin hin und weg !

  3. upps..von lauter begeisterung hab ich vorgessen:
    vielen dank für die anleitung.!! :-)

  4. OMG! i LOVE those top ones with the bat wings and roses! fabulous! you are so generous to share your instructions too. i’m finally sending the second package tomorrow – a little late but now maybe i can add in some fabric for you…i have a fave new one that i know you’ll love and put to good use. thanks for sharing your icicle dolls with the street team. YOU ROCK

  5. I love the Goth look. Great idea and instructions. Thanks!

  6. I like it a lot, thanks for sharing, I’ll try it in my collages.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE them & thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Belinda …I finally took time to come and look at your Icicle Dolls … and they are delightful ….how sweet of you to give us a tutorial ….Thanks …Paula

  9. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! and thanks so much for sharing how you put these lovelies together :-)

  10. Ohh Belinda… these are just way too cool! Thanks for the tutorial…. now if I could just find the sewing machine…. lol xo

  11. too too cool, belinda. These are fabulicious. Love all the fabric. Thanks for sharing the instructions too. I know these are going to be appearing on blogs nearby!LOL. Nice fresh shape.

  12. oh gottogott, ich dachte, die blauen eiszapfenpuppen wären nicht mehr zu toppen – und jetzt diese bat-dolls!! du machst mich fertig!
    jedenfalls werde ich dann doch wohl mal meine stoffe durchkramen müssen… das fixt mich total an! und danke für die anleitung:)

  13. Hi Belinda, thanks for your instructions! I know what I’m going to do today!

  14. Thank you for your template!!!

  15. Oh My!!! These are so cool!!! Love the great bat wings and the images are just perfect!!! Your work is so inspiring!!!

  16. Just love these icicle dolls! So kind of you to share the how-to-do with us.

  17. Wow Belinda, these little icicles are amazing.
    You are so generous to share your template and instructions…. soon to be many of these making their way around the world I think.
    Gorgeous and soooo original!

  18. Oh my……… your girls are stunning, awesome, gorgeous and every thing else I can think of. In short… love them!!!

  19. Absolutely stunning work! {note to self: those gothic icicle dolls would make incredible Halloween party favors next year…}

    Thank you for being so generous with your talent! Happy Halloween!

    A Crusader-in-training,
    Shay.

  20. Toll! I haven’t seen anything this cool in a while!

  21. Oh Belinda!!! Those little Bat-girls are just drawing me back into my ol’ fabric days…..LOVE those earrings. Wish we had something as cool as that down here in Australia. Halloween is not really “done” downunder so not a lot of great bat earrings around ;-(

  22. You tricky thing! My icicle doll arrived yesterday so that means you sent it to me before I even commented here – YOU KNEW i would spaz over this lovely gift. THANK YOU BELINDA!! *throwing red petals in the air in a fit of glee*

  23. Love your icicle dolls. They are very very cool. You are very sweet to give instructions.

  24. Bohrrr ne wie geil sind denn die Püppis …..

  25. just love these belinda…wow..wow…wow. As soon as my hand is better I will be making these…thanks for the inspiration. Never created with fabric before so this will be a real challenge for me

    LOL Sarah x

  26. Love your Icicle Dolls!! Thanks for the Instructions. I’m gonna try to make one!

    Bye!
    Klaartje

  27. Just ADORE your bat winged dolls!
    Beautiful!!!
    Will definetly try out your pattern….thanks for the tutorial! ^____^

  28. Thank you so much for your Icicle doll pattern! I love dottie dolls and now I will have some Icicle dolls also….

  29. what beautiful art you have in your blog! Your icicle dolls are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your template!

  30. Danke für die Idee, habe auch meine erste gemacht – ist lustig

  31. where do you get your faces from belinda, they are fantastic???
    loving your dollz!!!

  32. Belinda , you know I love the icicle dolls and i will participate in the 3 for 3 swap OK ???
    Love Rini

  33. Oh wow I just followed a link from Sara and found your fabulous dolls, I am going to make one tomorrow! they are brilliant ~ I love the ones you’ve made and its great to see how others make them ~ thankyou for sharing, Judy x

  34. Oh how much fun! What great artsy little things these are! Thanks for sharing the template. I’m sure this is my next new fiber addiction!

    XOXO,
    Barbara Hagerty

  35. Super! – Das ist einfach mal wieder typisch Belinda. Vielen dank für die Anleitung, ich werd mich auch mal dran versuchen!

  36. Just want to say WOW, WOW, WOW. LOOOOVE these dolls. Thankyou for Sharing

  37. Love the dolls, Belinda, thanks for generously sharing your instructions and template too! Now I *have* to make some!

  38. Thanks for sharing

  39. Belinda, what an inspiration you are! Plus, from your Blog I can gather information about creative places here in Germany! I will definitely go to the Trier store! Know of any good stores in the Frankfurt area?

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