Thursday, March 17, 2011

Candy and friends



When I was given some coloured felt last week I immediately thought of making some fabric dolls, knowing that I had a roll of calico and lots of fabric pieces. I used the pattern of the 'black apple doll' but with some variations, including adding a 1cm seam allowance for arms and legs to the original pattern. Of course I had to add some wool for their hair and some ribbons for colour. The faces were drawn with soft Faber Castell coloured pencils. Candy is my favourite and I will probably keep her but the other dolls will be going to some little girls via the NSW Womens Refuge Centre. I hope they make them smile.

5 comments:

Maria said...

So cute! Certainly brings a smile to my face. They definitely need cuddles

Lynne said...

Wow, Marion; I love those dolls. Can you point me in the direction of the pattern please?

Marion said...

Lyn here is the link for the Black Apple dolls

http://www.marthastewart.com/264299/black-apple-doll

Remember to add a seam allowance for arms and legs or they will be too small to turn. Have made 20 dolls now so have a few left for gifts. Glad you like them.

Jen McGahan said...

What a gaggle of dolls you made! (You sure are busy.) They are indeed simple and sweet. What little girl wouldn't love one? Kind of you.

rachael said...

these are adorable :) i love the combination of yarn and ribbon for the hair!