Sunday, November 5, 2006
Molly the Dolly
No knitting content today, so to fill in the gap I decided I would show you what I made for Isabelle last Thursday, after seeing Ruby the doll over on Molly Chicken's blog. Her doll looks absolutely adorable, one factor I think I left out for Isabelle's doll. She named it Molly, (no answer as to why she chose that name), and promptly carried it around the house yesterday. Today she has been given a rest whilst Isabelle is playing outside on her scooter. I remember when I was about 14 years of age and I used to scrounge through the bags of outgrown clothes mum had stashed away, and pick something out of the bag, cut it up to make something out of it. I used to make dolls back then too, and they were all stitched by hand. Mum would not have let me use her sewing machine back then, even though I did do some sewing classes at school. I dont know where any of those things went to that I made, but making this doll brought back some of those memories. I would like to make some more dolls in the future, but on a much better scale. Does anybody know of any great books for doll and toy making out there. I have ordered a book called Toys to Sew, but if anybody knows of any other great ones please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.