This wee doll is the result of a special assignment I undertook recently. A customer got in touch with me a few weeks ago to say that her daughter had lost her favourite doll, Bonnie. A replacement was needed quick smart. Although I couldn't re-make the dress (none of that fabric left), I hope the rest will be received as a suitable Bonnie doppelganger.
I hadn't made a doll like this for ages, so small, and with the pigtails and rosy cheeks. I just had a quick rustle through the blog archives to find that I first started making these felt-haired girls back around August 2006. (So handy, having a blog to retrieve these nuggets of useless information. Also, an aside, how little was Audrey then?! Sigh).
A few people have asked how to do the felt pigtail thing with their Poppy doll, so as I was making this girl, I took a couple of photos to show the process.
1. Cut a couple of elliptical/pigtail shapes from wool felt. 2. Pop them as shown on top of the front-of-head piece, before placing the back-of-head piece on top and sewing the whole kaboodle together. Try to only get the tips of the pigtails caught in the side seams. If they are sitting at the wrong angle, you can easily end up with them looking like they protrude from the doll's neck - serious pigtail fail.
All of this, of course, is just a distraction - tomorrow is SO important. Happy voting, local peeps.