This month for Eileen Hull‘s inspiration team, we got to select some cool rubber stamps from Stampotique. One of the stamps I chose was a fun Frida Kahlo stamp. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, so I looked among all my Eileen Hull Sizzix dies, and I picked up her Borders & Hydrangeas Bigz Die and saw the scalloped border and little flowers — and it came to me. I decided I’d make a Frida Kahlo doll.
I stamped the Frida Kahlo design on some fabric with black Clearsnap Colorbox Crafter’s ink.
Then I sewed two pieces of fabric together with the face on one side, wrong side out. (Even though I did wrong side out, the Frida design still showed on the wrong side, which was great because I could see where to sew.)
I turned it inside out and stuffed the doll with Fairfield Poly-Fil, and then sewed it up.
At this point, my Frida Kahlo doll looked like a tube of toothpaste, but never fear, my Sizzix die is here. I ran various colors of Kunin Felt through Eileen Hull’s Borders & Hydrangea die, and those borders made a beautiful shawl and dress for little Frida. I glued them on the doll form with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue because that stuff works great on felt and really holds it in place. Okay, I can’t get over how perfect that shawl is.