Wednesday, December 07, 2005
You're a doll
When I was pregnant with my second child, as soon as I found out I was having a girl, I knew I wanted her room filled with wonderfully loved heirloom and hand made rag dolls. If it would have been a boy it would have been sock monkeys. I had a pair of old Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls from my childhood that inherited a prominent place in her bed room. Armed with my new sewing machine and second trimester energy, I got to work on making rag dolls of my own. They were quick and easy to make. I loved the character of the homemade dolls I saw on ebay and on sites such as Raggedy Old Annies. I bought a pattern and was inspired to make all sorts of characters! I used some old dresses that my mother still had from when I was a girl.
Recently I was at the seasonal sale that the fun ladies at Junkmarket put on and was inspired by some santa dolls I saw. I came home, got out my polymer clay and came up with one of my own. He has a Fimo head, fake fur beard, felt stuffed body and branches for arms and legs. All you need is a hot glue gun. Easy!!
If your not in the sewing mood and would prefer to play with some fun paper dolls, check out Lone Nunnally’s fun site where you can print them out yourself. I found these when I came across Meggiecat’s blog with tons of fun craft projects. I was never a doll person growing up. Now I really enjoy using dolls as décor and for toys for my children.