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« on: February 09, 2013 05:20:43 AM »

For a recent Blythe doll swap, the theme was "Dolls for our Dolls".  I had seen a picture on Pinterest of a Blythe holding a tiny replica of herself, so I knew that is what I would make for my partner!



This is how the finished dolls look, front...



...and back.




I simply took pictures of my Blythe dolls dressed in outfits that I made and I would also send to my partner. (The doll in the pink and grey dress, below, is wearing a white hat because I wanted to give her white hair, like one of my partner's dolls.)  After editing and resizing the photos on the computer, I printed them onto fabric (I used a product called Ink Jet Printing, which is cotton fabric stuck onto printer-sized paper; but the same results could be achieved by ironing freezer paper onto fabric.)



I cut out the image of the doll, and on the reverse side and drew a pencil line to follow when I was sewing.



Then I sewed, turned and stuffed her.  Here she is waiting for hair.



The results really exceeded my expectations, and I now realize that you could do this to make a mini-me of ANYTHING, really--take pictures of your kids and make them pillows of themselves--they would love that!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013 06:03:46 AM »

 Shocked A fab' and fun idea Leslie! The mini-dolls look great  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013 06:32:18 AM »

Totally awesome!  Love it!  At first I had wondered how you found such tiny dolls' eyes to put in the little dolls - the phot technique is so smart!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013 07:03:23 AM »

Wow, that's pretty awesome. Those tiny dolls are adorable. I'll bet your partner just flipped!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013 07:41:55 AM »

This is brilliant!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013 08:26:59 AM »

LHH, these are stunning and so innovative.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013 08:28:48 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013 08:53:11 AM »

Those are amazing. Brilliant idea.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013 09:42:53 AM »

Sew CUTE!  I couldn't tell they were flat fabric dolls from the first pics at all.  Nice job Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013 12:05:37 PM »

Glad that you post them here, so I can hit this ROCKS! Haha, such a fun project!

I should really try this with pics of my kids.

Love your ideas!  Kiss
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013 04:25:28 PM »

Thanks so much for all the lovely compliments, everyone!
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013 10:04:22 AM »

This is so neat Leslie I thought they were real dolls & on earth did you get those tiny eyes & the string to change them, so totally Awesome Idea!! I'll have to try this. You ROCK!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013 12:43:27 AM »

This is definitely a great idea! I love how they turns out >w<
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013 11:48:43 AM »

Now I'm thinking I have to make my DD a doll of herself.  Grin Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013 06:03:46 PM »

those are awesome
thanks for sharing how you made them.
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013 07:52:50 AM »

This is a amazing idea! I would love to do this for some of my Pullips!
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013 03:25:33 PM »

I'm still trying to figure out how to make one of these- they are amazing and extremely creative!

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014 06:04:43 PM »

This is genius!!! I love it!
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