Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I had a productive night in the workshop. These five dolls came from start to finish very quickly. Two of these are going for a custom order at the toy shop. I'm also giving one to Esme and the other two are the start of a stack of items being made for the MamaMade craft sale in April.

Rant: I had sent this doll pattern to a lady I'm making a MUCH more complicated pattern for. This lady makes baby clothes for her craft business. She said she tried to make a doll and couldn't do it... which has discouraged me on her other pattern some. The complicated pattern has FOUR three-point seams and I'm having trouble with it myself. If she can't do a pancake doll then three-point seams are going to be extremely difficult for her!

Mark even tried his hand out and made a 'frankenstein' doll using the pattern. If he can come out with a relatively doll-shaped creature from those instructions, I have no idea why this other lady can't. Mark doesn't touch a sewing machine often, and he did a fairly good job. After seeing him make his and then making five more right in a row... I'm convinced it IS a simple pattern, even at this small size. Maybe she isn't ready for the complicated pattern at all.

Note: Esme weighs 13 lbs, 2 oz now. She has learned how to make the 'pbbbt' noise and has been cheerfully raspberry-ing us for the past two days ;)


Chris said...

Those are really cute dolls!

mrspao said...

Lovely dolls!

Ladeewolf said...

The dolls are cute, but the creature on the previous post is so adorable. He reminds me of a cuddly Japanese movie monster. I love Japanese Monster movies.

Lynn said...

OMG these are cute. I don't believe making clothes for these gals would be difficult.
I think I could even put one of my baby knit pullovers on them without adjusting the pattern at all.
The tops in fabric would be T shaped.
And the best for the bottoms would be bloomers with elastic on the waist and leg cuff.

Jennifer said...

Such cute dolls!