Tuesday, March 18, 2008

An Easter Doll


Did you catch Emily Martin on Martha Stewart's show last week? She shared a pattern for an adorable doll that I knew Sydney would love. So I gave it a shot!

This will be Sydney's gift for Easter. But this is no Easter Bunny gift - this is all from Mommy! (I'm a selfish gift-giver, I admit it!)



My favorite part is her polka dot tights. I made her a couple little things so Sydney can practice changing clothes. Just simple stuff - a red felt skirt with velcro closure, an apron with ric rac ties, a wool jumper with velcro straps, and of course a little green scarf.

The face was a little intimidating. Emily's pattern says to paint the face on with acrylic paint. But this seems scary! So I used Sharpies. I felt like I had a lot more control and it didn't bleed much. It's not perfect...I've been trying to figure out a little smile or something, but I don't want to screw it up at this point! Maybe just some rosy cheeks will be enough.

I also made a little doll quilt to go with her. While it is what I had pictured in my head, I don't really like it. But it works and I guess I can always make another one later. (Try to ignore the binding - it's not sewn down on the back yet!)

If you try out the doll pattern, be sure and watch the video as I think Emily gives some good hints that aren't included with the pattern.

13 comments:

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Your doll looks great! I missed it on TV and didn't realize there was a pattern, thanks for passing that on.

I like the colors of the quilt and your daughter will love it!

Stephanie said...

I saw it and thought she did a great job. I'm going to make a few of these myself. Yours looks great!

Melissa H said...

Sydney is very lucky indeed!

Jada2929 said...

Holy cats lady, this is adorable. And I thought I was going all out by making a boring little bunny for the girls!

becki said...

Love it!! I did see that episode and it's so fun to see these people on Martha and recognize their projects from the blogs I visit! Maybe someday you could go on Martha!! I love the doll! Times like this makes me wish I could make one for Maxton, but I have a feeling the husband wouldn't go for it!!

Em said...

SO cute - I think I need to make some... I don't have time though for Easter!!! UGH! I really want to do it though... maybe I can figure out some way to get it done... I love the way your quilt matches her clothes!

annhovsepian said...

You're so talented!!! :D

kerri said...

Your doll is so cute! I think the quilt is adorable, orange is easily one of my fav colours. I'm sure she will love it.

Katherine said...

Adorable! Sydney is going to love having this sweet dollie and the matching doll blanket. It's so cute!

I AM VERY MARY said...

I can't imagine anyone not loving that! Grown-ups included;)

amandajean said...

those orange tights are fantastic!!! I have some of the white with orange polka dot fabric (from mill end), too. I think the quilt is cute!

Jess said...

Super cute doll!
I love the matching quilt.

maggiegracecreates said...

I am fortunate enough to know Emily - she lives here in Athens. The dolls is adorable, but Miss S stole my heart in her cute little twirly skirt.

Have a great day.