Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Crafty (Christmas) Post - Doll Edition

I know, I know, it's probably still too early to be thinking about Christmas. But this year I wanted to make most of my gifts, so really need to start now!

I used to make everyone's gifts when I was little, I would start in September, & encourage Charlotte, my sister to do the same. We would paint shells for paper weights & other random bits & pieces. They weren't the most beautiful things in the world, as you might image, but we were only small, I think I started doing this at about 7/8 years old.

In more recent years I have fallen into the habit of just buying meaningless presents from shops, rather than actually putting time, effort & love into making gifts like I used to, despite my ability having increased! So this year I have decided to make (nearly) everyone's presents.

I've started with my youngest cousins gifts, a pair of ragdolls - one for both brother & sister! I've only finished the girl ragdoll, but have plans to start on the boy in the next few days. My cousins are aged 3 & 5, so I hope they'll like them!

She took about 5 hours to finish, but I think she was worth it! Do you like her? I probably won't show you more of the gifts I am making until after Christmas now, except for the boy doll, because I know that some of my family read my blog & I wouldn't want to spoil their surprises! I don't think there is much chance of my 3 & 5 year old cousins reading this though, so I can show you these pics without worrying!

37 comments:

  1. Soooo cute! I was planning on making dolls too soon! Love the clothes you made =) What's the hair? Brushed out wool yarn? Or felt?

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  2. Cy-v - Its wool roving, like the kind you would use to spin/make felt. Thank you:D

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  3. omg your soo talented. i could never in all my dreams make anything like that, but i know for sure its something id love to buy in a shop, it seems that good quality :D

    loving your blog always, Leah xoxoxo

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  4. Eeeeee wow how adorable is that!!!.
    -x

    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  5. That doll is absolutely darling!! I really admire crafty people!!

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  6. Amazing!


    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! You're so talented to make these! I would even love one & I'm way beyond the age for a rag doll!!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  9. She is super cute, what`s her name:,>?

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  10. Ahhhh she's beautiful - you should put personalised dollies on your shop, they'd sell like hotcakes coming up to Christmas! :D

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  11. waaa!!! so cute and so detailed, i love it, it is just so adorable.

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  12. So cute, now I want to go make some dolls too!

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  13. Oh my god they are amazing! And so well made! What a really lovely present!

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  14. Oh my god, she's so lovely!! I wish I could make something like that!
    Could you maybe do a tutorial on the boy rag doll? I love crafting, but I always need a bit of help. Or if you could at least list the material you used, that would be really helpful!
    Thank you ^^ Looking forward to the next post!
    Love, Mina

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  15. She's so cute - doesn't she wear the same dress as you do?

    Love, Fubsy

    http://on-ironing-and-irony.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a niice doll!!!!!!
    AnieB
    http://lahabitaciondelaspequenascosas.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a beautiful and thoughtful present! She reminds me of the dolls I used to have when I was a kid, I *loved* them. This doll you made has a lot of attention to detai, it really is beautiful, I think your cousins will be delighted :)

    Sara

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  18. Oh my goodness! It's so adorable! Can you make a tutorial!?? >w<

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  19. The doll looks amazing! I'm sure your cousin will love it! :)

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  20. Cutey cuterson! I love her and want to give her a home xxx

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  21. It's a really nice doll, I'd be happy to buy something like that=)

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  22. could you make a tutorial on how you make flower garlands? you're so talented!

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  23. wow, the Rag doll you have made for your cousin is beautiful, I know they will just love it.

    may ask a question, how do you shape your photos like that it makes you posts presented really nicely.

    Thanks.

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  24. I don't think it's too early to think about christmas! If I don't start thinking about it now, I'll forget all about it until 2 days before christmas eve and still don't have any presents. oh: and this doll looks super cute!

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  25. WOOOW I love it!! You might do a tutorial and everyone can do a pretty doll as nice as yours! Pleeeaaseee :)

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  26. These are absolutely wonderful!! *_* I'm currently planning my christmas gifts too :) There's no such thing as "too early" ^^

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  27. Very cute! I would also love a tutorial :) I love making presents but iI very rarely do it because it takes so much time and I am lazy :P And as for it being too early for Christmas, I already have all but 1 of my presents!

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  28. This is absolutely gorgeous, I'm probably going to do a doll like that for my niece, she's 4 . This year I also decided to make christmas present myself, I've already finished a few scarfs, but I'm working on so much more, I really enjoy doing that kind of stuff as well as cards and decorations, and also yummy cake that also look absolutely delicious !

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  29. Oh my gosh! That is amazing. I love sewing but there's no way I'd be able to make a doll like yours!

    I just made an outfit and have done a post on it. Take a look to see my simple skills lol.

    Want to follow each other?

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh she's gorgeous! And it's so lovely to hand make presents, they mean so much more that way

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  31. Looks so pretty :)
    My mother likes your blog too, she loves your dolls. <3

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