Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Operation Handmade Shoebox: Dolls
Oh, these dolls caught my attention from the first time I looked at Craft Hope! Aren't they adorable?! I'll admit the pattern made me nervous with only a 1/4 inch seam allowance - I was afraid they would pull apart easily. So, I actually cut a larger seam allowance on these and I did not have them pull apart.
I will say that these were a bit more time consuming than I anticipated - the arms and legs are so teeny that they are hard to stuff! But, the end result is worthwhile as I can imagine the joy they will bring to a child somewhere in the world!
It was so fun to take Emily to Sunday School a couple of weeks ago and have her teacher pull one of these dolls out to show me! She put a little bundle of beans in her body to help her sit up and I thought that was a great idea!
You can find the pattern in Craft Hope or here.