Monday, November 24, 2008
We have some great friends who are moving to St. Louis soon, despite our repeated begging, and they going to be greatly missed. Kev and Jess have four little girls, ranging in age from five on down to two mos. I thought I'd make each wee girl a little modified Black Apple doll to remember us by. Jess, if you are at your mom's looking at these pics, surprise! They're done. (I had already shown Jess the WIPs)
I was originally going to make them all blonde, like the real little lasses, but realized they'd be more fun in different colors and easier to tell apart. Ahem. Also I didn't have enough yellow felt.
I redrew my disastrous body pattern from before and made the arms thicker and longer, so this time it worked ok. I also remembered to sew the legs up before I cut them out (this works great!) so the legs aren't as skinny.
I stuffed the arms first and then I stitched a joint at the shoulder and stuffed the rest. I also sewed the girls' initial on the dolls so there would be no mistaking who is who's. Growing up with four sisters I learned early to mark my stuff. However all our names begin with L, so I had to spell it out.
On an unrelated but much sweeter note, Bake It Pretty is having a gift certificate giveaway to celebrate the Vintage Village cupcake decorating kits she's selling for the holidays. Check it out!
Shopkeeping note: I'll be out of town this weekend for Thanksgiving, so if you purchase a Katy pattern from the shop, it will be a few days until you get it via email. I'll be gone Nov 27-Dec 1.