Monday, July 09, 2007
a new doll is gone
I have been making this doll with my eldest daughter for her little cousin who lives in America. The idea was that it would be light to take back on the plane. We finished it in a hurry, as usual, and wrapped it up nicely after taking these photos.
The body is made in cotton, the filing is synthetic, the hair is some knitting wool I had left over. The dress closes at the back with 2 poppers, she has some little trousers, and a big hat called a "Charlotte" in french. Her shoes are very cute, made of pink felt with a popper to close them, and a flower to hide the stitches.
My niece can really play with it, but she was not as impressed as her mum. We will see later what she thinks, there were so many toys around her when she received it.
The patterns figure in a book, only in french as far as I know, called "Poupees de chiffon" by Corinne Craberscu. It is a lovely book and I am very tempted to make something else.
But of course I have other projects to finish first.
I will soon tell you more about the project I finished for a challenge we were given to make something recycled in our patchwork group.
PS I downloaded this photo the wrong way around and cannot figure how to turn it, and i cannot erase it either, so it has to stay like that. !