Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Handmade dolls

This line-up is pretty darn crafty and cute eh?  Well, you too can be crafty and cute.  These little dolls are some of my kids favorite toys and I've also made some for birthday presents for my older  nieces and nephew (I'm talking 8, 10, 12, 14 yrs old...per their request!!).  The great thing with these is you don't have to be a perfectionist or super crafty, I'm neither.  

These were the first handmade toys I tried and I got the pattern from here.  I used cheap gloves from Target, I think you can find them right now on clearance.  And then, embellish away!  Do you like the "Y" dog?  My husband brought home some navy blue gloves one day and hinted it would be cool to have a BYU dog for Noah.....I think he used the baby as a cover! bahaaa

These darling Black Apple dolls I made with some friends, I think they turned out so cute and my girls LOVE them as much as I do!  Click here for the know how.

These "not so pretty" dolls turned out pretty ugly but in a good way....honestly so cheap and easy.  Made these with another friend one day using felt we had on hand.  I'd love to make a larger one for my son.  We just found a picture of the dolls we wanted to make and made patterns of them by hand.  They aren't exact but who cares?  If you need a tutorial, go here for help.  I think this would be a fun project for kids.

Hope you get your craft on!