Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Making of a doll...

September 2nd was my parent's wedding anniversary, so I decided to make my mom a doll. She has just recently gotten into collecting prim dolls but hates to pay the high price tag that the ones in her area have. She likes them slightly prim but not grungy or scary;)

I started off by making an osnaburg body, note to self(not a good fabric choice, as the seams come apart and fray as you stuff, just stick with muslin). So after battling the seams and hand sewing her back together, I stuffed her with wool fiber.

Then came color choices. I thought maybe she would be a pumpkin girl, but I was out of orange paint, so I blended and experimented, but didn't like it, so she became chocolate colored :)
Made her a dress and bloomers...
Painted a face, yes, I cheated, I didn't feel like stitching one.
Finished face.
Then I painted some wool fiber black for her hair, made a little stitchery for her to hold(it says "Faith, Love, Family"), and put a crocheted doily around her as a collar. I think she came out pretty cute and just the right level of prim for my mom. My son delivered her this weekend and my mom absolutely adores her. Though, my mom thinks dolls should all come with a name. So I need to come up with one and then send her a little hang tag with the name on it. Anyone have any suggestions for a name?
Have a beautiful day,



  1. OH WOW SHE IS BEAUTIFUL TIFF!! And I am sure your Mom wouls much rather have Dolls made from her daughters hands...More than any other!!! Great job!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, she is perfect! Your Mom will love her!

  3. As soon as I saw her, I thought of the name "Lily"
    Your mom is lucky!

  4. she kind of looks like you with that long why not name her Tiff Jr.;) she is precious..;) you did a great job on her..;) or Tess would be a cute name..;)

  5. Awww! She is cute! I bet your Mom will cherish her forever!

    Have a happy day!

  6. Very nice! I like prim dolls that aren't scarey, too.


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