Saturday, March 2, 2013

Little Dolly and Her Cuddly Kitty

This little dolly and her friend were a birthday present for a friend of Mabel and Stella. I think that I will probably have to make at least two more sets of these in the very near future.

I made them both out of wool felt. Dolly's hair is sock yarn. I discovered that wool felt is much nicer than the cheaper polyester felt from the fabric store. It doesn't shine as much and the stitches are not quite so noticeable as with the poly felt. It is just about a dollar a sheet, but I think it's worth it.

I made the pattern for Dolly and her dress myself. I don't love how long her head is. She's got a Tyra Banks five-head thing going on. Maybe after I make a couple more with smaller noggins I'll post a link to a pattern. The kitty pattern came from a favorite book of mine, Palm-Sized Softies.