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« on: August 30, 2004 07:36:34 PM »

This is a doll I made this weekend for the Doll/Journal swap.

I didn't use a pattern, but read Karen Vosburgh's book "Tiny Toys" a few months back and incorporated some things I remembered from her book.

The doll's about 8" high and is made of regular craft felt and is stuffed with polyfill and polypropylene pellets.  The arms and legs have floral wire in them, so they're poseable.

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2004 08:03:49 PM »

I adore it! So cutie!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2004 07:57:36 AM »

ack, she's adorable! how long did it take you to make?
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2004 08:46:17 AM »

Hard to say, sheriffkarli.

As usual when I wing it, I made several prototypes (some might call them failures) before the final piece.  I made three dolls -- two that didn't work out for various reasons (wrong fabric, sewing issues, pieces chewed by baby).  I ended up doing the arms and legs three times on this doll.

So, in total for the doll and components that actually worked, I'd guess 4-5 hours.  But the total process was much longer.  If I did something similar again, I'd guess 3-4 hours.  My time estimates include two children under 5 -- you might be able to get it done much more quickly!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004 12:14:49 PM »

Sooooo cute! My favorite touch is the stitched spine. My daughter would love that, hell, I love it.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004 01:14:47 PM »

i think its definatelly worth all the time you put into it. I really like the eyelashes!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2004 11:13:57 AM »

That is the cutest!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2004 04:48:56 AM »

I love this doll!  It's so cute!
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2004 06:39:31 AM »

I love it!  I am very impressed by the bendiness of it's arms and legs.  I also love its eyelashes and little stitched mouth.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006 03:51:49 PM »

Haha! this is awesome!
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