We're The Tiny Pine Cone Trio!!!comments (3) April 14th, 2009 in gallery
These are 3 pine cone dolls that I made out of pine cones I collected last winter November 2008.
After cleaning out the pine cones, and storing them away, I took them out to create these dolls just for this contest. I know it's spring time now, but I really love winter, and it allowed me to add cool things, like the knitted hats they are wearing, and the skiis make for a good base to stand them up on.
I cut the top of each pine cone with a glass cutter (it's what I had on hand), carefully chipping away at the top. By the way, this worked pretty well. Then, I sanded the tops down with a file. I attached an organic wooden bead for each of the heads, and I used a black and a red Sharpie pen to draw the eyes, and mouth, and the hair I painted with eco-friendly black paint too.(Except for Miss Willeigh-the Pink Girl, her hair I painted brown.) Then I cut 3"x 3/4" pieces and 1" x 3/4"ovals from wooden slats that were 12"x 3/4", and flat that I got from a local lumber yard (and yes, it is wood from a sustainable forest), I sanded and painted them with eco-friendly paint in their respective colors, and attached the body, by gluing it down onto the feet, and then onto the skis. Then, I added chenille pipe cleaners for the arms, and I got the square/round toothpicks for the sticks in their hands and painted them silver, again with that eco-friendly paint, and I glued it to the pipe cleaners. Then I tied some DMC floss around the blue girls neck. Next, I painted the pine cone edges white to mimic snow with the eco friendly paint.
Finally, I knitted the hats, and knitted the extra piece for a scarf for the green one, and I knitted a jacket for the blue one. I used doll size knitting needles given to me by my Great Grandmother.
By the way the three of them have names:
The pink one is named: Miss Willeigh
The blue one is named: Miss Lilleigh
The green one is named: Miss Milleigh
Please click on the last photo even though it has a red "x", once you click on it the picture of Miss Milleigh does come up.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - The Tiny Pine Cone Trio
Crafty by Nature Contest
Make projects inspired by nature's elements (earth, wind, fire, water). Our contributors offer inspiration here.
Crafters must use any combination of recycled materials, items from nature (yes, we mean pinecones!, etc) and eco-friendly products (like those in our green buying guide.
Enter your projects by April 22nd to be eligible to win:
Grand Prize: Yudu screenprinting machine
3 Runners Up: Red Heart Yarn Prize Package:
-A Red Heart Eco-Friendly Tote
-Yarn to make the Refreshing Throw: Red Heart Eco-Ways yarn--3 skeins, Blue Cloud (1821), Petal (3372), Oyster (3313), and Lichen (1615)
-Red Hearts Eco-Ways yarn --2 skeins Aquarium (3520)
See Official Rules for details.