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Redeemed Dolls

Monday 12 May 2008

Two Handmade Dolls

Here are the first two dolls I have made for Operation Christmas Child‘s shoe boxes.  Every bit of them is recycled or second hand, and hand stitched I might add {thank you, thank you}.  They are faceless because I haven’t got any paint yet.  Going to wait to see what comes into our Boutique before I buy some…!

After these ones I will be stitching on their faces – I found a really cute retro expression that I will use for the next couple.

For making the dolls, I started out with The Black Apple‘s pattern {always very generous with her templates ~ thanks!} ~ but Mark helped me to design one that has a bigger rear so that she can sit on her peaches without a wall behind her!  I am {and I have to say that Mark is also} very pleased with the outcome. I hope to post the pattern here in the near future. {Doll on left is from our design}

The stitching and creating has given me time to reflect on the plight of the future little recipients and I hope that you too will be inspired to help those you know to be in need throughout this year.