Friday, July 13, 2007

Simple stitches

Two french knots, one colonial knot and a fly stitch make a Simple Doll for a small person!

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I decided that, although non-toxic, a painted face just doesn't go with all that dribble!


My six month old grandson loved his simple doll and played with it happily for a week. Then his six year old brother suddenly decided to see if it could do the splits, grabbed both feet, pulled and split it like a wishbone.

I've made the little chap a new one in stretch fabric, but I can't bear the thought of a baby eating that stuffing, so its back to the drawing board.


Elizabeth said...

Great work with this doll. I don't understand how you put so much expression on the face with those simple stitches. The doll seem just right for little folks.

Shashi Nayagam said...

How lovely to see another talented artist from Britain making cloth dolls. You do beautiful work and I would love to link up to you.

linda said...

Adorable little one. I really think that even with a simple doll a lot of talent is necessary to make it look cute. I like his little fabric body. :o)

Carol said...

I love this doll, did you make the pattern or did you buy it? i would love to know as i would love to make one for my dolly obsessed 4 yr old! Thanks Carol T

milkcan said...

Adorable! Love the stitched face. What a fine idea!

Gail said...

Oh he is just to cute, to cute.