I wanted to show you the dolls that I am questionable about selling. I am not sure if they would sell or not. You know, you always second guess yourself and think: "Why would someone want to buy this, they are so easy and fun to make (but kinda time consuming)?". I have also included the two dolls that were the main inspirations for these dolls.
Above: They all look related, don't they. Maybe sisters?
Above: Some of them have their pillows. Pillow fight anyone?
Above: The little red head has freckles. I love adding the little sprigs of "hair". The dresses are removable. The tie in the back around the neck. Some of the shoes come off. I like the shoes that are permanently attached.-this is more time effective.
Above: close up of face. Should I add a white dot in the middle? They do have eyelashes. Their sleeves are permanently attached to the arms.
Above: Love the colors on the little blond. The yellow dress gal doesn't have sleeves.
Above: Love her bangs. The buttons on her dress are actually felt.
Above: Here's the permanently attached shoes/boots. Poor little thing, I forgot her bloomers. All of the dolls come with removable bloomers.
Above: Playskool's Dapper Dan. His painted on face and hair was something I really liked. I also liked his yarn sprigs, which I also incorporated. He was a learning doll. Taught children how to button, snap, tie, and zip. I found him in a sweet little vintage/antique shop about a year ago.
Above: This doll is D#2's rag doll. Her dress comes off and she has a painted on face and embroidered mouth. The mouth was a mistake. Of course it has come loose and I need to fix it. The shoes are sewn into the legs, kind of like a Raggedy Ann doll.
Above: This is the quilt that I made for D#2. I couldn't find a toddler bed size blanket for her. There is really nothing on the market for this size transition bed. At least nothing really cute. I found a quilt that I loved in a Pottery Barn catalog, price tag over $300 for twin. This is almost an exact copy. I did change some things. I even quilted it myself. This is the largest thing that I have quilted. All large quilts that I make are sent to the professional quilter, reasons being: 1) I lack experience on free motion quilting 2) don't really have the space for doing a large quilt 3) patience patience patience, I really am lacking that!!
The Girls. Flower stems are made out of ribbon. I have washed this quilt no less than 30 times and it has held up beautifully. Since I didn't pre-wash the fabric, it puckered like an antique quilt-which I love this look. On the wall taking a picture of it, the shadows of the "hills and valleys" are more pronounced.
Above: The yarn hair held up real well in the wash and dryer. Their yarn mouths are starting to unravel.
Above: I love the way their feet point together. Looks so cute and innocent.
I really enjoyed making these dolls. I have been working on them for sometime now, since D#2 was about 2 and I made the first doll for her. It was "Pop pop" doll and she absolutely adored that doll. It was modeled after my dad, that's a lllooonnngg post for another day :)
Take time for yourself today and make something fun,