Living Doll

Well, not quite. As I am waiting for labels before I launch my etsy shop I thought I would share some of my past creative sewing starting with my dolls. They were inspired by the dolls found at Dancing Rain Dolls, a link to which is shown on the right hand side of my page.

The first doll I made was for my dear daughters fourth birthday. It was a labour of love, with a steep learning curve as I learnt not only doll making but crocheting just so I could finish it. But I think she turned out ok in the end.

My first doll effort

As you can see, she seems to have a perpetual scowl and one leg is slightly skew if.

For xmas I then decided to embark on the ambitious project of four doll (yes, I know, what WAS I thinking??!!). A mermaid doll for my daughter and one for her best friend, plus a doll for each of my boys. The mermaid dolls were much easier than the normal people dolls and I got them done with a few days to spare.

Sister mermaids

My eldest’s doll was completed in the car on the way to our in-laws for christmas.

Big boy doll

Unfortunately my youngest received a bald doll for xmas 😦 Not that he cared mind you. About a month later I managed to finish his doll, complete with crazy red hair just like his.

Crazy red hair doll

He loves his doll, he often grabs it and makes it dance, for nothing more than the pure joy of it 😀

My latest doll was a gorgeous mermaid princess for my niece’s fifth birthday. I am very proud of her. Unlike the other dolls she has fixed arms, as opposed to moveable arms, which should withstand more grabbing and tugging. I’m still not sure what I rather to be honest, but these arms were certainly easier.

Princess Mermaid

I really enjoy the way the dolls come to life as I make them. The hair in particular makes such a huge difference. Although everyone seems to say they appear to have dreads! (Just like me hehe….)


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sazz
    Mar 23, 2010 @ 13:32:04

    Oh I am thinking of three little girls who would like a mermaid!


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