holiday sewing for boy: handmade doll

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.

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I think I love him.

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Even if I made his eyes a bit wonky and larger than they were supposed to be.

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His hair is my favorite.

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Seriously. Uncanny, right? (smile)

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That's fake fur hair.

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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?


  1. 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…

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