Friday, April 4, 2008
I tried my hand a while back at doll making. Martha Stewart has a simple looking doll tutorial. All in all it went well, and I was really pleased with the end result. Even though she looks a little poofy.
I used a terry cloth for the body because it was for a friend's baby girl and I thought that'd be some interesting and gum-able texture for her. Also I added a little tiny pocket with her initial embroidered on it, just in case she needed a Tooth Fairy doll later.
I wanted to provide the link, but I've blown the last 30 minutes searching the MS site for this tutorial, and apparently they didn't put it online. I think it appeared in their Kids magazine. I have a hard copy of it because I am so obsessive that I've torn each and every crafty article out of all my MS mags and filed them into craft binders. I know. OCD. So, I just scanned in the 3 relevant tutorial pages along with the pattern, and made them available to you for downloading. I hope that is ok with Martha.
If you want to get into making these dolls as gifts, it is a good idea to save your old T shirts so you can use the soft jersey knit for the hands, feet and face.
I just stumbled across another great doll tute on Martha I'd like to try, from The Black Apple. I love it! So cute.