Now this is creative!
Sara Hansson of Sweden has a very unique mixed media art doll material- TEA BAGS!
When I first saw them, my interest was completely and immediatlely piqued!
She calls her tea bag dolls "Ms T" (of course!) Here is what she has to say about them:
"Ms T is a real poppet - she was designed and started in 1999 and is still going strong and I still make her - she is going on exhibition again next year ! Bless her cotton socks!! :0)
Tea bags are great paper to work with - they are very strong and wonderful colours! I have been working with them for about ten years now and it has become a standing joke! My husband is known as Mr tea bag - poor man!
How to do it? simple - drink tea then carefully open up the tea bag and empty out the used contents. rinse tea bag under the tap and dry !
I usually back the bags with a cotton material or muslin then stitch and stuff with normal wadding.
I have stamped them, latexed them, waxed them , stuffed them and quilted - I have made bags , hats, pictures and figures - "
Well you get the idea.... Is this amazing or what?
Sara is one lady whom I would LOVE to visit for tea!!!!
I am sure you will agree!
You can see more of Sara's work at her website and blog