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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

First Dolls

This past weekend, I made some of the First Dolls from Making Waldorf Dolls by Maricristin Sealey. These guys were incredibly simple to make and turned out to be pretty cool. The bodies are made from poly-cotton velour, so they are really snuggly. The heads are wool, but the book says that they will still be machine washable on the delicate cycle.

I need to find little jingle bells that I can sew into the tip of the caps. Each cap is then securely sewn to the head so there is no danger of baby extracting the bell and choking. But where to find jingle bells in Beijing? Hmmm, perhaps another trip to the fabric market is needed.

The pink one will be part of a gift for friends of ours in Shanghai who are expecting a baby girl in June. I also made her another petal bib from Leigh Radford's One Skein. Love that pattern.



Anonymous Amy in Beijing said...

LOVE the dolls! Is there a baby balero in that One Skien book? If so, can you bring it over Sat?
And just a heads up - if Claire still has the black eye - we didn't do it! She fell UP the stairs. Really

April 17, 2007 9:24 PM  

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