I absolutely LOVE how these dolls came out and had to share! I revisited the Gingermelon Pocket Polly felt dolls this week and finally finished these dolls for my friend’s girls. Kind of exciting with it being my first sale, but with how long it took me to finish the dolls… I wonder if I want to be cranking them out to sell when I’m the one making them by hand. It’s not a difficult pattern, but the embroidery for the face and adding the hair is definitely more time consuming and a bit tedious. I worked on these dolls over the course of a *ahem* a couple months. I cut them out and let them rest, I embroidered on their faces then let them rest, I stuffed and sewed their bodies then let the rest… you get the picture.
My daughter said the dolly with the white hair looks like Elsa. I thought about giving her an icy blue dress to really make her look like Elsa, but I think I’ve had enough “Frozen” to last me for years. I loved the movie when it first came out but Disney went a little overboard with it’s Frozen marketing and I see it EVERYWHERE; and let’s just say I need a break from the royal Arendelle sisters. But, we did watch Frozen Disney on Ice this past week in Oakland and of course my girls were so enthralled that it made the drive, crazy $40 parking fee, the will call, the lines, the “you’re in my seat”, all worth it.
I added simple details to their dresses and used shaped craft scissors to cut the hems of their dresses to give it that scalloped look. I really like the blonde dolly. Reminds me of a fairytale character; like Goldilocks or put a red hood on her and she’d be Little Red Riding Hod. Just so cute!
If you missed my previous post on these insanely cute felt dolls and how to make them, click here.
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