You may remember I made a dolly for my granddaughter one Christmas. The doll was made from felt whereas I usually make dolls in calico. While I was down in Melbourne I noticed that dolly was in the mending basket as she had suffered a bit of wear and tear. I told my granddaughter that I would take dolly to the hospital to get fixed up and brought the doll home to repair it.
Unfortunately the doll really was beyond repair and I decided to do a complete remake, apart from the legs. The legs had not been made in felt so didn’t require fixing.
I took the doll apart and remade it in calico. the finished doll looks a little smaller than the original but hopefully it will be more robust than the felt one.
Dolly now has a bit of personality as well as clothes!
I posted previously about making a doll for our new grandchild. The doll was made prior to our granddaughter’s arrival but she was the bare bones. I had to wait until I knew whether the grandchild was a boy or a girl before doing the finishing touches.
I have now given the doll some hair
and some clothes
and it will be left to our daughter to come up with a name. I hope it begins with “J”
I have been trying to get my Christmas gifts finished in plenty of time for Christmas. This particular gift has taken a bit of time but I managed to get quite a bit done while I was watching the first Ashes test match. I am making a rag doll with a mix and match wardrobe.
These are some of the pattern pieces before I started to make the doll.
This is the doll in the process of being stuffed.
I have made rag dolls before but this one is to a completely different pattern and nowhere near as easy as previous dolls I have made. It was all a bit of a fiddle as it was hand stitched, apart from the legs.
The doll has turned out ok but I am really pleased with the knitted parts of the wardrobe.
I particularly like the hat.
The dressing gown without the nightdress.
The cute slippers
I haven’t quite finished yet as I have still to complete the sewn items in the wardrobe.