Thursday, August 19, 2010

I made a doll!

Introducing my first ever completed doll.


I am pretty happy with my first effort at doll making.  Flaws and all.  I will keep those a secret but I will say there are a few.  She wouldn't have been made at all if I didn't have a bloggy friend talk me into a doll swap!  I mentioned a wish to learn to make a doll and now I have.

I learnt so much making this doll, from staining the body to making hair.  I used this pattern and tutorial from Lillie Mae's Crafts found here.  I didn't follow her instructions on hair making but used this tutorial instead.

Lastly, her collar is something I whipped up from a pattern I drew.  I was trying to make a sailor's collar.  If I make a dress with sailors collar again I will be enlarging the pattern I made.

Oops!  Just realized I didn't take a photo of the back view and she has gone off to live with her new family!

26 comments:

Laura said...

Good Morning!
Oh, my, she is just too cute!!! You did such a great job...and on your first try! I love to make dolls...just finished a baby doll for a shower gift...aren't they so much fun to make?
Have a blessed day,
Laura

Karen said...

Oh she sure is a cutie pie!! Just excellent. Love her facial expression and just great hair.

Fran, said...

She is so cute. I remember my first doll I made. I gave her to my mom, now she is back with me.
Cheers

il mondo di iris said...

Ciao Antmee,
wonderful your doll,
the eyes are beautiful.
Angela

Melissa said...

I just love that little face!

Cyndi said...

Kylie, I am not at all a doll person, but I have to say she is one of the cutest dolls I have ever seen...I just love her face!! You did an absolutely EXCELLENT job! You definitely need to make more!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Catherine said...

Aw, she's nice! My two would like her x x x
Catherine

jane p said...

What an adorable doll. You did a good job on the eyes! Very anime eyes. I can't believe you could part with the doll. Nice dress too. I'm really into dolls clothing myself.

The Clip Cafe said...

Wow great first effort looks very professional :-) You might like our softie swap. I love your platypus too :-)

POOTLE FLUMP said...

Adorable! You must be really pleased!!! x

Merry said...

She is just lovely and what a pretty face.

Khris said...

Well done girl...for your first doll you did extremely well..hugs Khris

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cables said...

That is the cutest little doll ever, i want one, which means im now going to have to make one. Oh man!! does anyone want to make one for me?

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

wow
she is so cute , lovely.

Donna said...

Antmee..your recent creations are so lovely! Wow--you are quite the seamstress! I love what you've done here!

PS> Thanks for stopping by. :o)

Donna @ Comin' Home

Karen said...

Antmee,

Enjoy your blog!

Your doll is just cute and beautiful! You did a great job and for a first doll I am quite impressed. Wow! I made my first dolls months ago and I still haven't made any clothes for them! You are way ahead of me.

Also, thanks for finding my blog:)

Atelie Scenario said...

I came to know and I loved your blog ...
I invite you to know my blog

Hugs from Brazil
Fernanda Felix

Fine Hand said...

Just lovely! what a gorgeous first doll - so well made! congrats

corinne said...

SHE IS ADORABLE.

Christy said...

how super cute is she!

baukje said...

She is GREAT, super cute!!!

Billie said...

You did a wonderful job, she's very sweet! You inspire me!

Kirks Korner said...

I love this doll. Once I made one myself. A Raggedy Anne styled doll but it looked more like an angel.

Thanks for posting the pattern. I'll have to try it out.

Amy

BTW - Just found you today and I'm following you.

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

Love this raggedy face and cute hair. You have done a wonderful job, first time?? you are a pro :)
Thanks for stopping at my place!

Laurie~ said...

Kylie

I will be 42 this Easter Sunday and I just discovered doll making! I have looked for months and months (since last November) for a doll pattern that I was happy with. I just found LillieMaes site yesterday. I dashed to the library to print a few (out of ink) and just made the teddy bear! I LOVE YOUR DOLL! Lookin to correspond with you in some way as I might need some help and none of my friends are into the doll thing! I have been sewing for 6 years and am retired from nursing. Please find me on my blog and send me a message! What doll are you making now? I'd love to know! www.cocobeanzcreations.blogspot.com Please follow me as I am following you! Nice blog!!!