dolly accessories

January 10th, 2008

sorry for the absence, I am slowing crawling out of a flu hole–one that sucked me in for almost a week.  Thank goodness for extremely supportive and hardworking husbands!
Needless to say, nothing got done this past week.  But in honor of whipup’s children’s crafts month, which I am very excited about, I scrounged up some things I made for my daughter a while back.  It surprises me how excited she is to have accessories for her dolls (as I cannot accessories myself out of a paper bag).  The top two photos are pictures of the swing smock from Amy Karol’s book, “Bend the Rules Sewing.”  I just traced the pattern in the book–no enlarging necessary–and followed her directions.  I used velcro as a fastener instead of ties, but other than that it is the same as the bigger version.  The bottom left is a little mattress and pillow for her dolly’s cradle.  I should have used extra batting on the inside so it was more tufted, but oh well.  And the last is a wonky dolly diaper.  Super easy and as this one has already been lost, I think it’s time for me to make another.   She didn’t help with any of these, but a child could certainly pick out the fabric and older kids could even help sew.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be making accessories for a plastic dolly, but here I am.
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8 Responses to dolly accessories

  1. Jodie says:

    Sometimes I have more fun making the accessories than I do making dollies – just don’t tell the dollies.

  2. Bex says:

    You’re a genius, I’m off to make some stuff! Xxx

  3. Monica says:

    I guess all the Action Men around here would be ever so embarassed by ‘accessories’.

  4. Jodie says:

    Pssst, I’ve passed on a little bloggy award to you.

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  6. Emily G says:

    I love the fabric for the diaper.. actually I have a vintage bedspread in that fabric that is my official beach blanket.