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A doll for my dolly. (blog marathon post 20)





Here is a doll that my daughter and I made entirely from waste material! Isn't she GORGEOUS? We were really pleased when we had finished. We never expected it to come out this well.

Here is another picture.



 It was an old vest that was battered and bruised that formed the body. I just drew a rough pattern by hand, without any reference . I just went by my gut feel. Here is what I had cut out ( from both sides).








Then began the task of stitching it. I stitched all around by hand, leaving a tiny gap for the stuffing and then turned it inside out, stuffed it with poly-fibre from an old pillow which had seen better days, and closed it by stitching around it.

My daughter joked that at this point the doll looked like Augustus Waters.
Okay? Okay.  :)

Then we completed the body


And finally, we stitched the hair and the frock.

We used beads for eyes. And I used embroidery thread to stitch the mouth.

Both of us fell in love with her, after we created her.
We haven't named her yet  though.

What would you name her? Tell me in my comment box.

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Comments

  1. MAm, it needs a little correction. :P It should be "We used beads for eyes" and not eyes for beads. :)

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  2. lovely doll :) its beautiful :) lovely would be a good name :)

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  3. Shirin --it means sweet in Persian

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  4. Am just amazed by your child like interest to try out everything you can get your hands on. I think its really important to keep up the inquisitive nature alive in us irrespective of age. Keep rocking Preethi....

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    1. It's very important to keep learning and trying out new things. And age is just a number :)

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  5. nice mam keep sharing such a good ideas's ... really like it :)

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  6. it looks very pretty with that little bow on her head!.i think Sophia would be a suitable name,after Sophia, the princess. little kids are quite fond of watching cartoons of Sophia

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    1. haven't heard of Sophia cartoons..My daughter is 13 btw :)

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  7. I showed the picture of your hand made doll to my 7 year old daughter and she instantly named her "Roseberry".
    Lol

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  8. I showed the picture of your hand made doll to my 7 year old daughter and she instantly named her "Roseberry".
    Lol

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  9. I showed the picture of your hand made doll to my 7 year old daughter and she instantly named her "Roseberry".
    Lol

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  10. Wow! This is so cute and dolly looks real. Great job Preeti. A nice name could be Eva, Raaga or Isabella.

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