Finally! I get to post the Christmas presents I've been working on for the past few weeks!
It all started when my crafty mentor Marie sent me a text back in October when I was still in hospital. She sent me a picture of a little Saturday night project of this. Oh my god, I have to make one! So the lovely Marie, taking pity on my sorry poorly sick state, showed me how it was done.
So, what to make me thinks. I decided to start with some fairly generic ones, so made a couple of Christmas dolls:
And for a little personal touch, personalised a la Toy Story:
OK, so they turned out alright, maybe I'll be a bit more adventurous. So, I decided to go off pattern with the hairstyles and clothes and make a princess doll for my little buddy Elise:
She even sported a little bracelet made by my crafty daughter:
So, I'm now thinking that I am worthy of Marie's example and attempt to do some actual characters. I ask my cousin Laura what's Evie's favourite character...Peppa Pig she says! Hmmm, maybe actually making the head into a pig is a tad too adventurous! OK, so what's her 2nd favourite? Dora The Explorer...voila!!
So, a few new stuff to do here: short hair, iron-on logo on the t-shirts; shorts; socks; those huge brown eyes. However, she turned out not too bad (though remembering to take a pic on the camera instead of on my phone at night might have helped! ):
Finally came a doll for Emily; and who else but Miley Cyrus (ie: Hannah Montana actress). Emily showed me a picture and instructed me to get it made and get it off to Santa double quick! I must admit, she is my favourite:
It was a bit of a 'make it and see' job on Miley's boots as I only had a pattern for shoes, but they turned out OK:
I really really enjoyed making these and am actually quite sad now they're done. Maybe I might make a few more in the future. Thanks to Marie for sharing this idea with me; if anyone doesn't frequent her blog then I'd definately recommend going over there and having a look at her dolls, they're fab!