I try to make Christmas as handmade as possible around here. It's just more fun (for me) that way. I started the sewing last week with a doll from Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love
This is the Eddie Doll.
Even if I made his eyes a bit wonky and larger than they were supposed to be.
Seriously. Uncanny, right? (smile)
Eddie was easy to sew and he passed the test. The baby saw him and let out a huge squeal, ran to the doll and hugged it. I almost gave it to him then and there it was so precious. But I was strong and put it up for Christmas.
All in all I highly recommend the book. Full of great patterns and so far they are easy to make. I have 3 more planned.
What do you think about handmade dolls? I was not a fan of them when I was a kid. I'm hopeful my kids love them. They each have a crocheted doll from my grandmother that they love. What say you?
aimee steckowski says
So so sweet!!
So cute! I love that book too! I’ve made several dolls for my kiddos and as gifts from it.
the hair is so great !!!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
I LOVE handmade dolls. My kids like the ones they have, too.
And this one is DARLING! I really love the big eyes, and the hair is perfect!
Meegan Harvey says
I think he’s just too cute!!
Narelle @ Cook Clean Craft says
That hair is ridiculously cute! Glad he passed the test! I’ve made a couple of crochet toys for my kids, but they haven’t been too popular so far. Maybe I need to see a doll – hmmm, actually, that might be a great present for my niece. And the list of Christmas presents to make grows…