My mom(Susan) asked me if I would make her a primitive looking doll to sit in her rustic rocking chair. She showed me a doll that she liked in a consignment shop and so I took the challenge on. There was one thing she asked though-the doll she showed me had a tag with the name Susan written on it . She said she wanted this doll to have that name as well. I created a leather name tag for the doll but it's not in the pictures.
I have never made a doll like this before. I did a little research on the net on how to make the material look aged. I bought some linen and dunked it into hot tea water. I let it soak for a few minutes and rinsed it clean. It did the trick although if I ever had to do it again I will leave it in longer. I rubbed some cinnamon into the fabric to make it look a little dirty and it makes it smell good too. The dress was made out of my husbands flannel bed pants he was getting rid of. I picked some twigs from my tree outside and made "hair".
I think it turned out really cute and my mom liked it too. I presented it to her in a box with a little story I had written for the doll.