Merry Christmas Eve!
I wanted to make some handmade dolls for three sweet baby girls in my life. I had an idea of what I was looking for - Ben calls it "matryoshka" style. I looked at lovely felt versions online for inspiration then sketched some ideas.
I made stencils out of cardstock and paper and cut out all the little shapes.
Since I am a learning by mistakes sort of person, for my first attempt, I sewed the two sides together before I realized I hadn't sewed the face on first. Oopsies. Then, by mistake I put the face and "apron" on opposite sides. Then, once it was all put together, I realized the neck was way too slender.
Amanda T was heartbroken that I wasn't going to use this lovely one, so I gave it to her for Christmas. To a loving home.
After making those mistakes, I was confident I had learned. I created the real three at the same time to be more efficient. And they worked out just fine!
They're beauties. I'm sad to separate them - they look so lovely together.
Coming soon to a baby girl near you.