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« on: January 04, 2013 07:51:26 PM »

I was so pleased to get a request from a client to make her a doll. She'll be using him to tell the story as she reads a book.

She bought some of the fabrics and sent them to me, making this a relatively easy commission to complete.
If you don't know the story it goes a little something like this:
(Please forgive my retelling of the story. The book is much better.)

Joseph had a little overcoat




It became too shabby to wear and so he made a jacket out of it.





It became too worn out, so he made a vest out of it





It became threadbare and so he made a tie out of it





When the tie was too worn out, he made a handkerchief from it




Soon there was very little to work with. The handkerchief became too worn out and so he made a button from it




And that was that. There was nothing left

I love that this book teaches about thrift. Joseph was able to make new things from the old, but I had to make each individual piece.



Which used almost 1/2 a yard of a beautiful piece of wool fabric.
I sewed a large snap to attach the  tie, to make dressing and undressing Joseph faster.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013 08:18:02 PM »

Wow! This doll is amazing. You did such a lovely job on all his accessories. I love that wool fabric, and the patches are all adorable. I wish I heard a story about recycling clothes/thrifting as a child! What a great idea Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013 10:27:10 PM »

Oh this is lovely, you've made such a gentle charectertee that fits the story well. I'm a great story teller and we often use puppets........ Here's hoping I come up near you in a swap one day Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 10:36:02 PM »

Oh, I love him! Love his story also. You did a fantastic job on his accessories...and I love his face. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013 06:16:31 AM »

just wow, He is truly awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013 06:48:43 AM »

i love this story, i used to read it nightly to my baby brother, but i heard it as something from nothing and in the end once the button is lost he creates a story Smiley

beautifully rendered i would have loved to have the doll to tell the story with

oh ya, that baby brother is 18 in march  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013 06:52:25 AM »

Beautifully done. What an amazing way to accent a great tale.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013 07:30:34 AM »

How well you have done the doll and clothes to match the story, wonderful.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013 07:53:09 AM »

i love this story, i used to read it nightly to my baby brother, but i heard it as something from nothing and in the end once the button is lost he creates a story Smiley

beautifully rendered i would have loved to have the doll to tell the story with

oh ya, that baby brother is 18 in march  Roll Eyes
I think you're right. He did make a story in the end. There's also a song that goes along with it.
My baby brother is going to be 33 in April. ;-D
Thanks for the compliment.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013 02:13:32 PM »

I've never heard of the story but I love it now!

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