Thursday, July 4, 2013

Costum ordered dolls- and my first try on Eco dying!!

First of all. I wish all my dear American friends a very HAPPY  FOURTH OF JULY !!!!
Have fun and take care !!!

And then to these two friends,  they are costum ordered, and will soon be going away with their new owner :-)
can you see they are on their way to a dance in the woods !!

I love the bright and sweet looking fairies, they alwayes have an extra
twinkle in their eyes-LOL

I am attending Roxanne`s and on her blog saw an exiting link to some Eco dying pages.
Please go and check out her beautiful blog!!!
I had to try, and from mugworth I made a bath, which gave me 
the most lovely fabrics in soft tones of rosa.

Look how beautiful.

I also tried some leaves which made this beautiful grey tones!
the "pattern" is from a few rusted keyes, I rolled into the fabric!

those are papers I boiled  after adding plants  inside the pages- here the mugworth- and 
some eucalyptus leaves...I love the print on the watercolour papers.
The brown page I only used mugworth and it did not give the same striking effect!

Although it also looks very special with the spots of dark ,which came from the clamps 
that closes the layers together ,before cooking them.

Here is some leaves print ,after trying to damp and cook,different ones!!
 It is so very exiting and very difficult to foresee
what comes from each  cooking ,so just to have try and try over again!!!

Goodnight for now ,---- wishes my blackbird and I-
can you you see he is singing a lullaby for you- :-)

I have to tell you that I am so very thankfull for all your dear comments ,both for my private life, and for my 
art pieces and happy playing with different medias,-THANKYOU -you are so lovely friends all!

Thankyou also new followers.- I can see that our Friends Connect is still there, but I guess
it will suddenly dissapeer , and I hope you will then all follow me on BLOGLOVING-I have 
the botton on the left side of my blog, on top of the page!!

With hugs and love
from Dorthe


butterfly said...

I love those Midsummer Night's Dream fairies - I'm sure they will be so much loved.

And your dyeing experiments look so beautiful... Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Dorthe.
Alison xx

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- they are so lovely--who could not love the vibrant happy colors!!! They will be loved in their new homes-- you are a master at creating these amazing dolls!

Your Eco dyes are just gorgeous-/ I had no idea that could be done. The colors are so soft and pretty. Can you do that with ribbon??? Oh my- I'm totally impressed girlfriend!!

I bet your yard and garden is so beautiful right now-- in your lovely little cottage by the sea--


rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Dorthe, your eco-dyed laces and papers are beautiful! (I don't know what mugworth is but it sounds very Harry Potterish to me!
I love the colors you have achieved. And your sweet dolls are adorable. Thank you as well for your link. I just had another person sign up last night!
Have a beautiful weekend...

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe your art dolls are such a delight, I can really imagine them dancing in the fairy wood under the Scandinavian midnight sun....
I absolutely love the effects of your natural dies, both on the fabric and the paper.... I used to plant die wool many years ago but never had the idea of trying it on fabric and paper, the effects are amazing and I am very much inspired now to try it. Thank you for that.

Good night dear Dorthe and your blackbird photo is amazing too!!

Maureen said...

Darling creations Dorthe! What a lucky person to get one of your custom dolls!

That dyeing looks so neat; I love the patterns and colours! I shall have to check out that link!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dorthe,
I love your sweet fairies, the dyes make them even more special. Your talent amazes me!


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Your dolls are amazing! So much personality in each one, you are a very talented craftsperson.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Good morning, my dear Dorthe, your girls are so cheerful with their bright outfits. The dresses are just fabulous with all those wonderful details. I'm sure the new owner of those adorable girls is delighted to see what you created for her.
Your dyed pieces are beautiful. I love the soft shades. They just look so natural.
Have a wonderful weekend :-)!
Mange kys og knus,

Angela Richardson said...

Hello Dorthe.
I can see you have had a great time eco dying,I have also played with this and love the results. Boiled avocado skins make a pretty pink colour!!
Your fairies are wonderful and I'm sure the new owners will be delighted.
Have a great weekend.

marie said...

Hello Dorthe,
You make the most wonderful, whimsical dolls! The each make me smile. I know the owners of these two dolls will be so happy to receive them!

I love the experimenting you're doing with dying fabric and lace...I especially think the rose colored pieces are just beautiful!

I hope you have a wonderful day Dorthe!!

My Creative House said...

Goodmorning my friend, WOW your fairies are both so wonderful and lovely,love your color choice for there dresses, your dyed fabric, lace and paper is in really beautiful colors.
Hugs Anni

Sarina said...

Hello Dorthe.I LOVE the green doll.The other is lovely too, but green is my favorite colour.They look fantastic. The fabric look great. I will take a look, on that blog, for sure. Have a nice weekend, my friend,


Sophie said...

Liebe Dorthe, so schöne Geschenke zu deinem Geburtstag. Wunderbar.
Und die beiden Elfen/Feen sind so herrlich anzusehen.
Ich kann mir richtig vorstellen, wie sie so leicht durch die Lüfte schweben.

Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende
Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie

Anonymous said...

Your dolls are always so joyful Dorthe, they make me smile....your dying results are wonderful....keep going it is quite the thing now. It eill work in beautifully with your fabric collage work. xox

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh what splendid forest fairies. They look dressed for a forest party - wish we could go too! Their colors, head gear and soft party dresses look amazing!
We never cease to be stunned by your doll artistry sweetie!
And I feel it won't be too long before we see your girls dressed in garments created from Mugwort dyed laces and fabrics. Your eco dyeing results are fantastic. I love that you never know quite what will come from the pot!
Happy eco dyeing in happy sunshine days. May you weekend be filled with love and joy with sales, visiting and creating!
Big hugs and love from me too!
Your Suzy

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Good Morning Dorthe
I love your beautiful doll creations! the colors and details are amazing! Their faces are so sweet. Love your eco dying too! Hope you are enjoying your summer!


Anonymous said...

The Midsummer Fairies are a delight and will bring such joy to the person who will take them home, how I love the expression on their faces and what gorgeous colours.
Dorthe, your eco dying results are astonishing - I love those muted colours, oh the beauty of them.
Have a lovely weekend my friend and I will "chat" with you very soon.
Lynne x

Viola said...

Hallo meine Süße!!
Boah, Deine dolls sind ja wohl wieder der Hammer! Die Farben!!!!
Super toll, liebe Dorthe!

Junibears said...

I just adore your beautiful fairy dolls dear Dorthe. I love to see what you've created and now you've turned to natural dyeing! Good for you. Hugs xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your precious fairies are each so beautiful and magical...they look like they have the sweetest stories to tell too dear Dorthe!
Lucky you taking Roxanne's class AND your eco dying is fabulous...I bet you were squealing with delight to discover the special surprises all along the way!
I hope to find the link that inspired you.
I CAN hear your sweet Blackbird's song ♫ singing in the dead of night ♫ ...
wishing you and yours a sweet and peaceful weekend
(((HUGS))) oxo

Alexandra said...

Hallo meine Liebe, die beiden sind zauberhaft :) da freut sich die neue Besitzerin bestimmt.
Dein Päckchen ist angekommen, danke dir du Liebe, ich gestehe habe schon ausgepackt ;O bin hin und weg, Fotos stelle ich aber erst nach meinem Geburtstag ein ;)
liebe Grüße und 100 hugs und knuddels

Unknown said...

Oh Dorthe, the Faries are so beautiful! I don`t know anyone who makes such adorable dolls like you. You're my doll makers queen :-)
I hope the weather is better? Here it was cloudy but very warm today.
I wish you a nice weekend my dear.
Hugs and smile

nelly said...

Уау, колко са цветни, весели и лятни куклите ти Дороти:)
Обичам горските ти феи и приказни създания.
Винаги успяваш да ме изненадаш с публикацията си и да науча нещо ново в техниките, които изпползваш.
Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

JoAnne said...

Dorthe, I ADORE your sweet fairy girls! I really do see a twinkle in their eyes...simply magical! xoxo

Jayne said...

Your fairies are so beautiful, I am sure their new owners will be thrilled. I love the results of your eco dyeing. You can achieve some lovely results with natural dyeing, I have tried a small amount but I am keen to do more. Have you seen the work of India Flint, I was lucky enough to get her Eco Dyeing book for Christmas.

Dortesjs said...

Dorthe your eco dyed laces and papers are gorgeous.
ihh jeg elsker altså at kikke ind forbi dig dine dukker er helt fantastiske og de farver du har brugt her. Waue..

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh dear Dorthe, your fairies are such gorgeous looking girls with their bright colours and beautiful dresses. And of course the sparkling in their eyes :)
Love all the effects of your eco dying the fabrics, laces and pages. Especially the gorgeous soft pink.
Thank you for sharing with us the sweet lullaby of the black bird :) We have them here too and their songs are always so beautiful.

Sending you hugs from the Netherlands, Wendy xx

Jillayne said...

Dorthe, your dolls are so delightful! I can just imagine them dancing away in the forest, playing under leaves and wildflowers... so beautiful have you made them.
I am also delighted with your eco-dyeing! You have created so many wonderful pieces here, that will be wonderful in your creations - I laughed when I read at the end that each one is different so you keep trying new things to get new surprises - you will never look at plants or rusty things the same way again!

Terri said...

Oh your two woodland fairies here are so wonderful! Oh my! I love their faces and vibrant festive clothing. You create the most delightful dolls : ) They always have such personality!
Love your naturally dyed items! Yay! I love those soft colors. I do love changing the color of textiles!
I am glad you are having so much fun!

Bente said...

Hei Dorthe. Så nydelige de dukkene var. Fantastiske farver du har laget. Hva er Eco dying, Dorte? Kan du forklare meg det? Fargene var så utrolig fine.
Ønsker deg ei flott uke, kjære deg.


sharon said...

Your dolls will make their new owners =so happy with that twinkle in their eyes and those beautiful faces and outfits!
I adore those eco dyes Dorthe, they are fabulous, and I know you will do wonderful things with those!

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

Kære ven - hvor er feerne FANTASTISKE!!!
Og hvor er det nogle spændende ting du har farvet WAW!!!
Knus BB

Caterina Giglio said...

your dolls are adorable and your eco dying is simply yummy!

June said...

I love your beautiful faeries! Their new owner is going to be so thrilled with them too!!!
I love your dying method and the lovely results dear Dorthe! It's so interesting to me. I would love to try it too.
Love your little (or big) blackbird singing his heart out :)
hugs from here...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
the fairies are just gorgeous and the new owner I'm sure will love them. Your dyed items came out wonderful.Have a lovely day sweet friend.
Sending big hugs,

May said...

Hi Dorthe, you are so talented, Your two faires are Stunning... Fabulous work..very creative, Fabulous eco dying method they turned out fantastic... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

Mom E. said...

Oh, Dorthe,
Your Dolls are enchanting! such fun! and your birthday gifts from dear friends are so beautiful and thoughtful, each one. If you decide you wouldn't mind making custom dolls of the Nativity similar to those you showed on your blog earlier, please let me know! I would even send fabric to YOU so you would know what I had in mind!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Hearts to you,