MADELINE, The Hand Painted Cloth Doll

Here's one of the little cloth art dolls I've been working on lately. I just put her in my Etsy shop, and the only reason I can part with her is because I made a twin doll just like her for myself to keep, hee hee. :)

Madeline is a little french gal who is just full of love! She holds a tiny paper heart cut from her favorite author's autobiography (Simone de Beauvoir). She loves curling up with a good book, cute puppies, and warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven. She is wearing her very best red dress, and she can't wait to find a brand new home!

She was made from muslin, cut and stitched from my very own pattern. She was then covered with gesso (primer), sketched on and painted (with acrylic paints), and finished with a matte varnish spray for longevity.


  1. Oh, my! She is charming!!! Beautiful! I've always wondered how to paint on fabric like that! Again, thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. You're so welcome! It's a fun technique and usually takes 2+ coats of gesso. You should try it!

  3. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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