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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.




{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

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 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.


Ilse December 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

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


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.


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.


David Hunter December 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

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


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!


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 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.


Lily December 4, 2014 at 2:38 am

Beautiful dress 🙂


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!


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 December 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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


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!


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!


Nat December 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Very nice dress, great for a wonderful Christmas eve.


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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