Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bubbles the Paperie Doll and her tiny CoPilot Bag

I'm so excited to finally share what Amy Sinibaldi's Paperie fabric inspired me to make. Little Bubbles has been fluttering around my house for the past month, as my daughters have snuck in a few cuddles with her here and there. She's in a new spot everyday. I was thrilled Amy asked me to be a part of her blog hop because I knew her fabrics would make the cutest little doll. I didn't skimp on this and kinda broke the mold on her. If you are familiar with my Sizzix Doll dies, you'll notice her arms and legs are not the same as the ones on the doll die. These arms and legs are from the Sizzix Fox die. The pieces are all interchangeable - she's my first bit of proof.
For her outfit - I made Bubbles a little "bubble dress" with puffy sleeves. It was easy to make and looks really cute with a little tulle underneath (my daughter took the tutu from my ballerina doll and added it underneath at one point. It's not shown here - but I'll share that pic when I post the dress tutorial tomorrow). I also decided to give her sweet little capris with some lace detailing) same as on the sleeves). I finished off her dress with two beautiful buttons designed by Jane from "Quilt Jane". Because she lives in Maine - Bubbles clearly needed her own little infinity scarf to keep her warm.
Bubbles is quite unique as you can see from her pink hair and dual hair buns on top. She loves to knit in her free time and travel. Beside her is her little Mini Co-Pilot bag - she loves a good adventure - that word has become her middle name. The word 'adventure' and the bag fit her perfectly.She ven brings her scissors along for some crafty traveling.

Info on making the bag MINI: I made this mini bag for her using Sara Lawson's Co-Pilot pattern from her new Windy City book. I took Sara's bag measurements and divided them by 4. I then took the pattern piece for this bag and shrunk it down to 25% of the original size. Because I changed the size - the seam allowance was no longer the same as required. To fix this - I cut off the seam allowance and added an accurate allowance back on. This kept the pattern 100% accurate in shape and dimensions. This is something I always recommend to people using my patterns (or anyone's patterns) if they make them smaller or larger than advised. I used some Soft and Stable from Patterns by Annie (only one layer for the bottom and sides) to give it body, and of course had to add a little scissor tag to the zipper pull.

If you would like a chance to win a charm pack of Amy's new Limited Edition Paperie fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics - please leave a comment below (OR on my instagram pic of Bubbles). I'll pick a winner and advise next Tuesday. (EDIT: Thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway here and on my IG feed. Congrats to Kimberly R for winning).
Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you Amy for letting me play with your fabrics. Please sign up for my emails to get info about new patterns, new dies, future sales and other fun stuff. I have yet to send out my first one - but I will soon and will surely include something fun.


Disclaimer: I received some fabric from Amy to use for this blog post. I also received a copy of Sara's book and some Soft and Stable since I hadn't ever used it before, as well as the buttons all the way from Australia from Jane. All of the opinions are my own and none of the links above are affiliate links because Maine is crazy like that. Any knitting featured in this story was created by one of my talented daughters.


colourmehappy88 said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! But, seriously that bag?!! It's awesome! I love the perfect fussy cutting and little details that you added. Bubbles is by far the most stylish little knitter in all the land, dressed to the 't' in her gorgeous Paperie.

Anne said... [Reply]

This is so cute. This bag is so nice.

jellibeanlane said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable and so very pretty in her paperie!

Fluffernutter Quilts said... [Reply]

Oh the dress!!! And she is so lovely <3 What a sweet, soft little dolly she must be!

Emily C said... [Reply]

Too cute! I love the tiny purse, so perfect for a knitting bag. Awesome choice! She would be moving around my house, too.

Carol said... [Reply]

I love the Sizzix dolls! The little bag it the cutest thing!

Michele S. said... [Reply]

The thing I love so much about your dolls/softies is the fanciful stories you create for them and the accessories and embellishments that make those stories "real" - The scarf, her knitting WIP, the buttons and lace, THAT BAG!!! Bubbles is so adorable! - chelengeorge

Pat said... [Reply]

Wish I had a Sizzix - this doll is SO cute and her accessories are the best! Great job using Amy's fabrics! peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynn said... [Reply]

Adorable! Thanks for the chance.

donna said... [Reply]

So sweet! Would enjoy learning to make that darling doll and dress and oh! That precious bag!! Hope to win!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This doll is so adorable! I am in love with Amy's fabric and so glad to come across your blog now!

Katy M said... [Reply]

Beautiful! And that tiny bag is the cutest thing :)

Patti said... [Reply]

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest! Makes me wish I had grandchildren to sew for.

Ellyn said... [Reply]

oh my! she's lovely! this is the sweetest fabric line & I love what you've done with it

Quilting mom said... [Reply]

Love the fabrics & the doll. The tiny bag is adorable!

Lynette Botes said... [Reply]

What a sweetie! I love the floral you chose for her dress, so lovely ๐Ÿ’—

Susan F said... [Reply]

I love this sweet doll! The bag and all the details are adorable. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

SuzyMcQ said... [Reply]

Hi, I'm new here, but am in love with Bubbles! That sweet little bag is just beyond adorable! Please count me in the drawing.

faith said... [Reply]

Absolutely adorable!!! Love the bag!!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I love the doll and the bag. All the little details are so precious right down to the buttons and the scissors charm zipper pull. So cute!

Rebecca said... [Reply]

Oh your doll and that purse are so darling. Even the big girls would love one. sewfabrics@outlook.com

Mokki said... [Reply]

I love this fabric. The little bag is so sweet.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Gah- that mini bag is amazing! She is a lovely doll and I love her double buns- that was favorite hairstyle for my little girl when her hair was long! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Wendy said... [Reply]

How cute! That little bag is just adorable

Stacy Washington said... [Reply]

Bubbles outfit and accessory are super cute!

crafty bee said... [Reply]

This is absolutely lovely! What a fun "fabric line"! :)

Jennifer D said... [Reply]

She is adorable! Please enter me in the giveaway I am inspired!

Elise Baek said... [Reply]

Oh my goodness this is just too cute for words! I wish I could have had an awesome doll and bag like that as a kid! You are so talented!!


Lisa said... [Reply]

Your doll and little purse are to precious!

Kathleen OGrady said... [Reply]

Oh my goodness!! So very cute!! I love everything in the picture!!! So very creative...that little bag!!!! kogrady@cableone.net

Marguerite said... [Reply]

Oh my this is so adorable! You are inspiring me already.

Illiar said... [Reply]

Beautiful doll and the tiny bag is the cutest I have ever seen!

Hildy said... [Reply]

The doll is really cute and I love the little bag you made her!

Lindsay said... [Reply]

Oh my gosh, Bubbles is too cute! My daughter would love her!

Lindsay said... [Reply]

Oh my gosh, Bubbles is too cute! My daughter would love her!

tac73 said... [Reply]

This is so adorable! Thank you for sharing.

Cecilia said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! My granddaughters would love her and her bag. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a charm pack.

Judith said... [Reply]

So cute! And creative! Thinking about my granddaughter!

Janie said... [Reply]

Oh my that mini bag is amazing. I love your project it turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.

ckrut said... [Reply]

This is just the cutest thing ever! Love this line of fabric.
ckrutjo @ gmail.com

mangozz said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! Love how you fussy cut the fabric for the bag, and the mini scissors for the zipper pull! I want one of those bags for myself! Thank you for this giveaway. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

JoJo said... [Reply]

That is the most precious thing I've seen in a long time. threadartist4 @ gmail.com

Anonymous said... [Reply]

My grandaughters would love this little dolly and her purse.
Jacqueline Strand

cakegirl said... [Reply]

What little girl would not love this adorable doll! Thanks for the giveaway.

Gill said... [Reply]


Lee Anne said... [Reply]

Love your dolly creation! I'd love to try something like this for my own sweet granddaughters. Always love to see these beautiful creations shared with all of us...thanks!

Aparna Mulgund said... [Reply]

Gosh!!! What a cute project! Love the bag the best. First time visitor to your blog, but now will be a frequent visitor, I am very impressed.
Thank you for the chance to win. Hope I do win :o)
Aparna Mulgund

Kathleen said... [Reply]

I am amazed by the detailed, neat work you can do on a tiny scale! That is adorable and any little (or big!) girl would LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

Mara said... [Reply]

OMG! This is the cutest thing EVER!

CF said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! (My Grandpa used to call me that- such lovely memories that brings back) I'd love to win a charm pack and Bubbles if she is also part of the package!

Corrie Tollett said... [Reply]

Your bag is amazing!! I could only imagine making something so beautiful!

Ali said... [Reply]

Oh my!! Too adorable! Love that mini bag

Linda said... [Reply]


wendy said... [Reply]

Cute! Love that little bag too! Grand daughters would love Bubbles, I want the bag. lol

wendy said... [Reply]

Cute! Love that little bag too! Grand daughters would love Bubbles, I want the bag. lol

Cheryl said... [Reply]

That is the sweetest little doll and love the little bag. Am loving this line of fabric.

Susan said... [Reply]

So cute! Bubbles is adorable and with her little travel bag too! Love Bubbles and the lovely Paperie fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

glenda liechti said... [Reply]

I absolutely love bubbles! Do you sell these works of art?

Susan said... [Reply]

The doll and bag are so cute........and love the fabric....thanks for sharing and a chance to win!!

Julie Robertson said... [Reply]

Absolutely gorgeous! Seeing this gorgeous doll makes me want to make one. Great choice of fabrics, I love how this range is so versatile. Thank you for your inspiration!

Julie Robertson said... [Reply]

Will you also show us how you made her hair - or let us know if there's a tutorial with instructions? Thanks!!

sue I said... [Reply]

What sweet doll and bag

Amorette said... [Reply]

That tiny bag is amazing!

Amorette said... [Reply]

That tiny bag is amazing!

Cydnee Gee said... [Reply]

So adorable! I can't imagine how you maneuvered that tiny bag especially, in your sewing machine. But turned out great. And that fabric is awesome. Thanks. Cydneegee@yahoo.com

Cydnee Gee said... [Reply]

So adorable! I can't imagine how you maneuvered that tiny bag especially, in your sewing machine. But turned out great. And that fabric is awesome. Thanks. Cydneegee@yahoo.com

Jennifer Gail said... [Reply]

I love it!!!

Shara green said... [Reply]

So stinking adorable!!! Great info on shrinks no patterns ��!!!

April's Creations NC said... [Reply]

this is absolutely adorable, love the mini copilot bag!

April's Creations NC said... [Reply]

this is absolutely adorable, love the mini copilot bag!

Sonya said... [Reply]

I am obsessed with this fabric, and you made the most adorable things.... that mini bag!! ๐Ÿ˜

Tammy McNaught said... [Reply]

I must say, I have been searching for a doll for my little grand daughter and your Bubbles has to be my favourite. I'm new to your blog and would love info on how I can get your patterns, fabric etc.

Tammy Edwards said... [Reply]

Bubbles is so very precious! I love every beautiful little detail she so proudly wears! She is a doll after my own heart. I need to get a Sizzix, I'd love to make your Little Bubbles Doll for my granddaughter : ) I also love Amy's Paperie fabric it is so soft and romantic and her color choices are perfect. XO

Pattie said... [Reply]

Your doll is adorable and the details are terrific. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Rachel said... [Reply]

Just found you through the blog hop. Love this doll and all her details!

Kristin said... [Reply]

What sweet things your made from Amy's fabric! Absolutely adorable!

Lorraine Isaac said... [Reply]

Tha doll is adorable but the bag is to die for, wow

Belves said... [Reply]

OMG that bag is just the cutest!! Just lik Amy's fabric๐Ÿ˜

GoodWill Hunter said... [Reply]

I absolutely love your blog and creations! I just started getting into sewing and still a very much beginner! Big fan of your IG page and now here too. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creativity!!
Aloha from Hawaii <3

Beth said... [Reply]

Your doll and Amy's fabric are so precious. Something about them just remind me so much of the things my mom used to sew for me, the precious things she would create. Thanks for sharing this with us, and thank you for the chance to win a bit of Paperie of our own.

Cynthia said... [Reply]

The little pink haired doll and dress and bag are just precious!!!

Marissa P. said... [Reply]

That dress! That bag! So cute, my girls would love her.

RaincitySews said... [Reply]

Everything is SO CUTE!!!

RaincitySews said... [Reply]

Everything is SO CUTE!!!

mars2122 said... [Reply]

So cute, and a chance to win, how splendid...

Kimberly said... [Reply]

Oh my goodness, she is absolutely adorable. I love all the extra little touches. The details are what set your little Bubbles apart. I especially love her braided buns. Anywho... thanks so much for sharing your talents. They truly are a gift from God.

Kimberly said... [Reply]

Oh my goodness, she is absolutely adorable. I love all the extra little touches. The details are what set your little Bubbles apart. I especially love her braided buns. Anywho... thanks so much for sharing your talents. They truly are a gift from God.

Lisa Leimone said... [Reply]

Love what you have created with this beautiful line of fabric!!

Lisa Leimone said... [Reply]

Love what you have created with this beautiful line of fabric!!

Flo said... [Reply]

She is so cute and I love her bags too. Thanks.

Sissy Tolin said... [Reply]

I love Bubbles and her bag....absolutely adorable! I hope to win the fabric and would love the precious doll as a bonus. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said... [Reply]

Absolutely adorable, I love all the little details! So sweet!

Cheryl Forward said... [Reply]

this is sooo cute my grandaughter would love this doll and bag etc. so yes please for a win of this fabric.

Cheryl Forward said... [Reply]

this is sooo cute my grandaughter would love this doll and bag etc. so yes please for a win of this fabric.

mamasem said... [Reply]

Adore this bag!

Veronique said... [Reply]

What an adorable little doll. I think my favourite detail is the infinity scarf.

Eileen DiPietro said... [Reply]

Beyond adorable!!! Perfect project for these lovely, feminine fabrics.

Monica LaFond said... [Reply]

What an adorable doll! Love the beautiful fabric.

lauraluvsloons said... [Reply]

That is the sweetest dolly and bag ever. I love this fabric line too.

Tracy said... [Reply]

So sweet!!

Christa Marcotte said... [Reply]

Absolutely adorable! These fabrics are so sweet!!

Phoebe said... [Reply]

My goodness... That doll is beyond sweet! And I love her little bag, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

nice bag. would like to follow your blog but i dont know how to

enderbushy said... [Reply]

I am love Amy's new new line, and your doll showcases her fabrics beautifully! Great job. Please count me in for the draw:)

Naomi said... [Reply]

I love this doll and wish I had a Sizzix machine, just so I can make it!

Karen said... [Reply]

oh my that little bag is too cute!

Karen @ createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! You are very talented. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Carol C Thomas said... [Reply]

My grand daughter would love bubbles.

pingraham said... [Reply]

I am totally in love with this doll and her wee small bag! I am a new Grandma, and am quilting and sewing again for my granddaughter! Thank you for sharing your craft! I LOVE this!!

Sandy said... [Reply]

I LOVE the little bag!๐Ÿ’•

Wendy said... [Reply]

What a darling use for the fabrics. The bag is an added bonus!

Britiney said... [Reply]

What a darling project! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

JanJ said... [Reply]

Don't know which is cuter - Bubbles or her little bag. Well done!

aus_chick said... [Reply]

This is so adorable!! Where did you find that pair of scissors?

J Curtis said... [Reply]

So cute! Sweet details in sweet fabric. I love the mini bag too. Thank you for the tips on reducing a pattern to a smaller size.

Michele T said... [Reply]

Oh my goodness cuteness overload!!! I love, love, love the doll and the wee bag!!!

Lisa In Texas said... [Reply]

So cute !! Just found your blog and I am looking forward to seeing the past postings. Would love to be added in the raffle. Thank you

OhioLori said... [Reply]

Loooove your Doll & her Bag!! AWESOME!!!! the fabrics are Gorgeous too! Thanks so much for chance to win your Give-a-way!!! :)

quilt455 said... [Reply]

I just love this line of fabric, just so sweet. Love the doll and the purse is just too cute.

Lynne Tilley said... [Reply]

Swooning over this precious little doll!! I love her SO very much. Thanks for the chance to win. .... ah, THAT DOLL! (sigh)

Patchwork and Play said... [Reply]

What a delightful doll and travel bag you have made! Absolutely awesome! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric- I'd love it!

Unknown said... [Reply]

I love the scissors charm on the zipper pull! So great. Katie Laughlin

Debbi said... [Reply]

That is just the cutest thing ever! I especially love the tiny purse.

Jeannie D said... [Reply]

Could this dolly and bag be any cuter? LOVE everything about her!

ginny said... [Reply]

Bubbles is adorable! Love her bag.

amy said... [Reply]

kerry, I absolutely love Bubbles and her accessories and I thank you so much for showcasing Paperie fabrics so awesomely! xoxo amy

Beth Miller said... [Reply]

Bubbles and her bag, how cute does it get. You have made the best use of this fabric line for sure!!

PK Sews said... [Reply]

Bubbles is delightful! Thanks so much for sharing this!

GranChris said... [Reply]

The little bag is just too adorable. She is amazing.

Cecilia said... [Reply]

Thank you for explaining how you made the bag. I don't quite understand the bit about the seam allowance. Do you cut it off of the pattern pieces before you shrink them down?

Rosemary B❤️ said... [Reply]

The doll is adorable. I just love the dress and that sweet tiny bag. Too cute.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Just beautiful! Could not write anything else! Just beautiful!
Best Regards,
Nani L.

Kay said... [Reply]

This is such a fun stitch, I really like the bag with the scissors attached. x

Afton Warrick said... [Reply]

I don't now how this could get any cuter.

Kathy E. said... [Reply]

You are incredibly creative! The infinity scarf and mini bag just made me gasp when I saw them! This fabric collection is so sweet.

Vicki H said... [Reply]

How adorable!! The mini bag is just too cute, and Bubbles even knits.

Marla said... [Reply]

That little bag is so sweet!

Diane Beavers said... [Reply]

Too cute is that bag MINI.........I love it and thanks so much for the pinnie tutorial. So feminine.

Barb in Mi said... [Reply]

Wow, this truly is the cutest tiny bag ever! Thanks for sharing!

Claire Sutherland said... [Reply]

OMG, absolutely the cutest!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Amy T said... [Reply]

So Cute. Love to win!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

What a darling doll. Love the fabric. Signed up for your newsletter!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said... [Reply]

Oh my gosh, Bubbles and her bag are SOOOO cute! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Passion to Create said... [Reply]

That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! Excellent job!

Janet Beyea said... [Reply]

Bubbles is so adorable! She's very stylish, too, with her bag!

Rosemary said... [Reply]

Paperie is the top of my favorite new fabric list. I am a doll maker/pet maker/quilt and bag maker ... I make everything. LOL I love Bubbles. She is so sweet and her little bag and dress are absolutely perfect!! Thanks for sharing.

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