Archive for May, 2011

Dinky Babies

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This is my first attempt at sewing dolls. I used the “Dinky Dinky” pattern from Dinky Baby.

These three are for a baby shower this weekend. I hope the lady likes them.

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Soft Sculpture Dolls

I have always enjoyed refurbishing old dolls.  After cleaning up my old cabbage patch kid and studying how her body is put together, now  I’m thinking of making a soft sculpture doll. Like the original cabbage patch dolls. Not the ones with plastic heads, the ones with cloth heads. I’ve been researching it and I think I can do it. With a little practice I bet I could make some really neat dolls! I might start out with the plastic head kind then once I get making the body down, move on to the cloth head type. I don’t know.

Cabbage Patch Restoration Project

Almost every little girl from the 80’s had at least one Cabbage Patch Doll. The reason I chose my particular doll was because she had GLASSES! I had only recently gotten glasses myself and I LOVED the fact that my Cabbage Patch Kid did to. Well after I got married I put my doll in storage. During that time, my aunt got a hold of her and used her for display at her house. Well….. while she was in my aunts care guess what.. Her glasses came up missing. *sigh* I thought well….. I guess I will just have to keep my eyes open for a pare at garage sales, second hand stores… Places like that. After we got a computer, I would occasionally search online for them also. I’ve kept my eyes open for the past 15 years! I could find dolls WITH glasses, but I couldn’t find just the glasses alone. I finally found a pare yesterday!!  So now I’m going to do a bit of restoration on my doll to get her ready for display again. She was played with by me, my daughter, both of my sons, and I don’t know who else while she was at my aunts house, so she has been very loved over the years and it’s taken it’s toll on her! Right now I have her soaking in some Woollight. I checked on her a few mins ago and she is already looking MUCH better.