I made this little dolly as a Christmas present for Jude...he is a little black apple doll. This is the second black apple doll I've made, and I actually started this little guy back in June when I made the first one for a Craft Hope project. Dolly number 1, who I named Gabriel, is in an orphanage in Nicaragua hopefully snuggled in some little ones arms...or let's make that an even better image...Gabriel travelled to a new home with some little one who once lived in an orphanage in Nicaragua but now has a very loving family to care for him. I like that one much better.
Jude's doll, who does not have a name yet, ended up looking like a little gnome. I made him a pair of overalls out of a super soft cotton velour type material and his sweater and hat is from a green felted sweater that I made a purse out of a couple of years ago. Nothing gets wasted around here. After I got all the clothes sewed up, I realized Jude has a favorite outfit in just these same colors....his carhartt overalls and a green hooded sweater.
Yesterday, we tried to make the doll some pajama pants, and I had so many problems I just had to walk away from it. Bad timing I guess.
I have a couple of more handmade Christmas presents that I made to share over the next couple of weeks...but if you would like to take a peek at the handmade Christmas presents I received pop over here.
WOW! That may be the cutest doll i have ever seen.ReplyDelete
I'd call him Oliver.
Great work on that doll! And good for you for walking away when it wasn't working. Sometimes I try to force it and that just ends in even more frustration!ReplyDelete
That doll is great. I love that Jude has a matching outfit too. You have to take a picture of him in it with his doll!ReplyDelete
OMGosh! So cute! You'll have to snap pics of Jude and his doll in their matching outfits. I love that you named the first doll Gabriel; that's my oldest son's name.ReplyDelete
Adorable! Love his clothes!ReplyDelete
So sweet! Hope your boy loves it (Mine? Their Mama-made dolls live in the bottom of the stuffed animal bin and only surface once in awhile to be stomped upon...sigh!)ReplyDelete
That doll you made is adorable! I'm sure Jude loved him. :) The gifts you received are lovely too! Your husband clearly has good taste.ReplyDelete
So cute, Elizabeth. I'm sure Jude is loving him.ReplyDelete
What a cute little guy! Perfect for your cute little guy! I think it is so sweet that you made Gabriel for another little one in need. I am sure that both will be well loved in their own ways. And what terrific gifts from your hubby, you can tell he is a true artisan with great taste!ReplyDelete
You probably didn't get my comment response, but the pan was from Jo-Ann Fabrics. :)ReplyDelete
this turned out so great! i love the wool.ReplyDelete
He is sososo cute Elizabeth!!!ReplyDelete
I love his sweet little outfit : )
Oh he is adorable!ReplyDelete
The doll's fantastic! I love how happy and peaceful he looks sitting in the chair...ReplyDelete
This doll is so cute. He does sort of look like a gnome. I bet Jude loves him. What a great gift. Good job mom.ReplyDelete
Oh the little clothes are too awesome! Great job! What a special toy, I'm sure it will be treasured!ReplyDelete
so cute! i saw this pattern awhile back, bookmarked it, but haven't tried it. this little guy is very stylishly dressed. i love it!ReplyDelete
Such a sweet doll! My girls are just starting Waldorf dolls. I know now what...or who...will be next.ReplyDelete
I'm always so relieved to hear someone else say that she walked away from a sewing moment. Oh, my: Do I walk away? A lot. A LOT.
That is the cutest doll. I love the outfits, the hair, the whole thing!ReplyDelete