++ My Handmade Doll ++



Every year for Christmas I make some handmade gifts, usually I end up trying a craft new to me and scramble to make it the night before. This year was no exption, 2 days before the 24th, I decided I would finally sew up the waldorf doll kit I had purchased for Miss E almost 2 years ago. I have been so nervous sewing up this doll, that it has taken me 2 years to build up the courage to go at it. Of course, this was intended to be a surprise and so I sewed two night in a row while the kids were sleeping and 10 hours later came up with this little- not so little doll.


I bought the doll kit from Weir Crafts, it comes with everything you need, some great instructions and even some clothing patterns. She stands 20 inches tall, allmost as tall as Miss E, and as of now has 2 full outfits in her wardrobe.


Perhaps you noticed that her polka dot blouse is practically the same as the one I sewed up for Miss E for KCWC. I even trying a little smocking at 2 am! I had so much fun making the little clothes, I'm pretty sure her wardrobe will grow quickly...




I only wish my embroidery skills were a little better, I think her eyes could be bigger and a little closer to her nose. I might try and re-do them, but I'm afarid of ruining the whole thing. Or maybe I could just make another or two or three! Yup, I'm totally hooked.

Miss E LOVED her so much, the reaction she had when she opened her gift was priceless and well worth the sleepless nights- I couldn't help but cry.

 

20 comments:

  1. wonderful... I amagine how happy your girl must be!

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    1. Thanks Peggy! In the end it was good thing I waited so long, I think she is just at the right age to appreciated it.

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  2. Oh what a sweet, sweet doll! You did a great job. Love the wardrobe, too. :)

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    1. Thanks Kristin! Do you ever get nervous when sewing? I'm pretty happy with the end result and the clothing was such a pleasure to make!

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  3. great job, this doll is so cute Celina !

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    1. Thank you so much Eri! I still need a little practice ;)

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  4. So cute!!! Her hair is so perfectly thick. And the wardrobe is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Oh the hair, I forgot to blog about that. It's impossible to find mohair on a Sunday in this city and Walmart saved me, but I don't recommend shopping there on Sunday the day before Christmas! Insane!!!

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  5. I adore her! What a great job, that top is too cute!

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    1. Hey Carla! Thanks... I'm pretty sure Miss E and her will have a very similar wardrobe by te end of the year!

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  6. She's gorgeous! I love her so much

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    1. Awe thank you Stacy! We love her too :))))

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  7. So great! Making dolls and clothes are so fun!!

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    1. Hey Sanae, thank you! And how awesome is making doll clothes- so quick & easy, small & cute! I love it;)

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  8. What a sweet and meaningful gift! She's super cute. And the blouse is just darling.

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  9. Thanks! I think that's what the holidays should always be about;) her reaction was just too amazing. I'll to take photos of the two together!

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  10. How adorable and what a special gift that your daughter will treasure. The little clothes are so cute!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it fun making our kids things? I sure hope they will grow up appreciating it.

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