A Little Fiddling With Felt
Today I was forced to stay in (wretched builders demolishing a wall) and so thought I would do something extremely lazy while lolling on the bed watching mind-numbing TV (honestly have you seen the people on Jeremy Kyle?) I was feeling a little poorly and this seemed like a nice way to spend a few hours.
I have lots of felt, plenty of threads and a lovely big eyed needle ... and this is the beginning of my efforts (work in progress). This is the very first time that I have attempted to make a doll ... so no rude comments please!
I cut some shapes, blanket stitched them together and stuffed the doll with a light stuffing. Now to embroider the face, pin the 'hair' in place (maybe a hat?) and make some clothes and shoes. And then the 'naming' bit (I always like this part of any toy).
|I gave her some earrings|
|I gave her some eyes and a mouth|
|I gave her a pretty hat|
|And some cool shoes|
|The beginnings of a skirt|
|The start of a tunic|
I shall update you with the finished doll tomorrow after she is dressed. I may even knit her a shawl and, especially for Tina , will adorn her with some beads and sparkle. What fun can be had with felt!
|This Martha Stewart doll tutorial gave me the inspiration.|