I bought the spoon at my local Goodwill thinking it might be sterling silver. After some research, I found it was silver plate. As I had set it aside to return it to the Goodwill I looked at it one day and thought it would make a great altered doll.
I used wire to make the arms and legs and covered it with brown twine to make it match the spoon’s tarnished color better. To the bowl of the spoon I added an image that I rubber stamped onto a sewing pattern and then used mod podge to adhere it to the spoon. I like how it looks like I stamped it directly onto the spoon and fades into the spoon.
Her dress is made using scrapbook paper that I glued together to sandwich the spoon inside. I added bits of lace to the bottom, the sleeves, and gathered it a bit for the collar. I made a lace apron and finished it off with a button to add a bit more jazz.
I really like how she came out and plan to make some more as I find other interesting silverware pieces. What do you think?