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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #196 — All Dolled Up

by Suzanne Fluhr on December 2, 2014 · 17 comments

Doll Dress for Zentangle Diva Challenge #196Guest Diva, Emily Classon, CZT, presented this week’s challenge which was to be inspired by dolls. According to my mother, I never had a favorite doll growing up, but as a toddler I apparently was quite devoted to a stuffed animal—a rabbit. It sounds as though my devotion actually rose the level of an addiction because when my rabbit went missing at the supermarket when I was age 3, my parents spent a few hours combing the supermarket trash dumpster searching for him/her. They were quite relieved to find my somewhat filthy, smelly stuffed rabbit who was made presentable by a trip to the washing machine.

I do remember playing with paper dolls with my sisters, so my response to the challenge is a fancy dress suitable for a cut out paper doll. Judging by the result, I must have channeled my inner Scarlett O’Hara of Gone With the Wind fame.

PS: If you are looking for somewhere to visit for some holiday fun, please check out my latest Boomeresque blog post about visiting my home town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA this month.




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avatar Margaret Blank December 3, 2014 at 2:53 am

Your dress looks perfect for Scarlet and her 19 inch waist! You made Yuma look easy, although it’s one I struggle with. And those flashes of colour are inspired. Metallic pens? I had, and in fact still have my two favourite dolls, Carol and Gillian. I don’t play with them now , of course, well, hardly ever!


Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr December 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

Yes, I’m afraid few people other than Scarlett or a paper doll could wear my tangled dress. Yes, I did use some metallic pens for sparkle.


avatar Ilse December 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

Wow, such a beautifull dress! I would like to wear it 🙂


avatar Didisch December 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

It sure is a fancy dress, and I like that you really made a paper doll dress. Great tangles.


avatar Lynell December 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Love the ‘gone with the wind’ paper doll dress. You even added the tabs at the shoulders…very authentic! Takes me back a few years…hahaha! Thanks for jogged memories.


avatar David Hunter December 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Beautiful Tile, Suzanne. Love this ZenDress. Wonderful pattern work and lovely color application. Outstanding design.


avatar HeidiSue December 3, 2014 at 10:21 pm

This is so sweet! It reminds me of playing with paper dolls on the floor at my gramma’s house. Just wonderful!


avatar Annemarie December 4, 2014 at 1:52 am

Love your ‘gone with the wind’ gown, Suzanne!!! And you made me remember my stuffed rabbit ‘Hanneman’ (see, I still remember his name). A had him as a baby and toddler and his ears were regulary worn so a friend of my Mam sewed new ones on him and …. I did not like him for days then. I still have a photo holding him.
So, living in quite different countries we have the same sort of memories, I love that!


Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr December 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Thanks, Annemarie. Apparently, I also preferred my rabbit to be unrepaired. My mother tells me I liked to play with the stuffing coming out of a tear in one of the ears. Once when I pulled off the ear completely, I wanted it sewn back on, but I didn’t want the tear repaired.


avatar Lily December 4, 2014 at 2:38 am

Beautiful dress 🙂


avatar Sandra December 4, 2014 at 3:46 am

A very beautiful dress and it really looks as Scarlet is wearing it 😉 And though I don’t like to wear dresses (I prefer jeans etc. ;-)) I would like to wear yours!


avatar Jean Chaney December 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

I love this dress and I love that you put the tabs on the top like a “real” one. I enjoyed your story about your rabbit. I had a duck and I left him in the park. I was too young to go back to the park myself to get it, but my brother was and he wouldn’t do it. I brought it up EVERY time I saw him when we were adults HAHA!


Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr December 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Jean, it’s amazing what we don’t let our siblings forget!


avatar LezliB December 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

What a beautiful ball gown! Your tangles are exquisite and I’m sure that any princess would love to wear THIS gown to the ball. Beautiful work!


avatar Antonine December 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

Oh, so pretty! Love your paper doll dress – I love paper dolls, and used to love making my own clothes for them – and cutting some out of the Sears catalog!


avatar Nat December 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Very nice dress, great for a wonderful Christmas eve.


avatar Emily Classon December 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Your dress is fantastic. I love your selection of patterns and how beautifully they transform into textile. I, too, loved my stuffed animals and still have my childhood friend, Flip, a long-eared, brown rabbit. Thank you for playing with my challenge this week. 🙂


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