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« on: July 17, 2019 09:20:36 PM »

I was in the Craft a Craftster Friend Doll Swap, gallery here. Despite not knowing the first thing about doll making I decided to join... then sketched some paper doll ideas... then bought a blank doll form... then had a good idea! (Or at least I hoped it was a good idea)



I made a TM style patchwork doll. I drafted a simple pattern for the head, body, arms, and legs. Went through my stash of fabric and picked out all the ones that I thought represented my partner (her love of nature and writing stood out the most). Then matched the fabrics up and decided where each one would go and got to cutting.



I was originally going to make her one-sided but then I decided to double up on the pieces because I wanted the back side fabrics to be pretty too! So I made two of everything and stitched them back-to-back before putting the doll together (except the I put part of the neck into the body before stitching it together). Here's her back:



The edge of the head is done opposite to all the other patches; the raw edge is turned to the back instead of the front to give her a nicer/more polished look. Her face was a challenge! I started and re-started a few times... but I think I finally gave her some nice eyes and mouth  Smiley



I gave her some button joints:



And then I got to work on the HAIR, so... much... hair...!!!  Shocked



When she was complete I had a little extra time and made her a mini travelers journal as well  Smiley





I used two little TM patches from my stash. I cut a rectangle of fabric big enough to hold them together and be the lining for the inside (and hide the backside of the patches). The pages are made from envelopes rescued from the recycling





And finally, here she is with her book  Smiley



Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019 10:58:28 PM »

Love this! And the mini journal is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019 03:33:14 AM »

This is brilliant! I have never seen a patch doll before and think she came out wonderful! And her face IS very lovely!

All.that.hair.!


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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019 05:47:25 AM »

*GASP*! That is absolutely wonderful! & ingenious. I love the little book too, the closure is just great.
Thank you so much for sharing this little darling Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019 05:49:06 AM »

so cute! love the mini journal.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019 07:19:24 AM »

She's lovely, kartiana! Very clever use of skills all around; the thoughtful fabric choices and min-travel journal make her extra special. It's very cool that she sort of looks like the transitional form between a paper doll and a traditional 3D sewn doll. The mismatched button joints are so nice (the little heart button is my favorite!). Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019 12:46:03 PM »

That is seriously the neatest doll idea ever.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019 03:44:10 PM »

I want this to be a swap:  'Make a TM Patch Doll'!  Cheesy

Wonderful idea and execution!
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019 04:44:37 PM »

This is such a clever way to use TM patches and her hair is so lovely.  I just want to touch it!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019 08:35:57 PM »

Thank you everyone  Smiley I was extremely nervous about sending her in a swap because she is so different than anything I imagined anyone else might be doing... But I like her for what she is and feel like she was well received.
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