Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baby Dolls!

I love hand made baby dolls, you know, the rag doll kind ~ not the creepy plastic kind! And after four boys I FINALLY get to have some in the house!

I wanted to make our baby girl her very own baby doll for Christmas. Yeah, I know she'll only be 2 1/2 months old, but I wanted to do it anyway!
Humor me.

I found the perfect FREE pattern from Emily Martin at Black Apple (and featured HERE on MarthaStewart.com)

You'll want to watch the video segment from the show to get all the little tips and different embellishments you can use when making the dolls. These two lovelies went together in an hour!


I stitched their little faces instead of painting them since these dolls will be chewed and drooled on!
I also didn't add any vintage buttons, ribbon, or rick rack for the very same reasons, but I'm sure future versions will be embellished to the MAX!

And oh how I can't wait for those toothless little gums to get a hold on one of these sweet dolls!


Anonymous said...

How did you get the pink cheeks?

Linda said...

Brigid says, "I like THAT one!" (pointing to the blue one.)

Good job. You work fast!

JoAnnC. said...

Pink cheeks are just a little blush ground into the fabric!

Genny Conley said...

I have that same yellow print. I used it in a rag quilt.