On the making of dolls...

  My legs and arms are very tired, so I didn't get to do any more crafting today. I weeded, shoveled, cut and swept outside for longer than I should have, and now I am achy. Ah well, it's looking better outside, and that's what matters. On to the project at hand!
  No, I haven't finished anything except a baby blanket; the teddy bear to go with it is missing its legs still, but I couldn't crochet today if I tried! Poor old wrists. I do have a Holly Hobbie doll I finally started sewing. Shelley and I cut out enough white cotton to make 2 dolls; one for practice, one for actual. I had bought the pattern on etsy.com, uncut, and wanted to keep it that way, so I bought some pattern tracing fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I think I spent something like $3-4 on a couple yards. Really cheap! All you need then is a pencil, and voila!
doll body, woo


  So, Shelley taught me selvedge, we laid out the traced pattern and cut away. She still has the clothing pattern pieces, and tells me she will cut it all out, which is awesome. Now, I needed to sew things together. I have a sewing machine, but it is sadly in need of repair, and costs more to repair than I want to spend right now. So, hand sewing it is! I managed to get two bodies made two days ago, and then two arms and a leg yesterday. I still haven't started the heads... need to get little girls white nylon socks. But, progress was made, and I'm rather happy with how things are turning out. It isn't even taking as much times as I thought it would.
Figuring out darts. It's been a long time since I had to do that!

An arm.

An unstuffed body

A pair of headless torsos

The stuffed body actually turned out... now for arms, legs, a head...
  I have a long way to go, but I have a good head start on it. Holly Hobbie, here we come!
Alyssa, aka 2 Dainty Crafters

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