Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Iron Craft Challenge - Week 5

This week's challange was to create a valentine. The challenge invited traditional valentines, baked valentines, plush valentines - you name it! I have been wanting to try my hand at doll making for a while so I set out to make two Valentine's Day dolls for my kids. A monster for my three year old boy, and a rag doll for my 10 month old daughter. After lots of sketching and some experimenting I created my patterns and started sewing. Once again I only used supplies I already had.

Each doll (or creature) has a heart pocket to tuck a special valentines note in. Little Miss Doll's is on the front of her dress and Mr. Monster's is his the back. They are quite the odd couple, aren't they? If there is enough interest I'll create and post a tutorial, so comment if you are interested.

The hardest part about the rag doll was her hair. I sewed a little cap turned it inside out, cut out the felt to reveal her face, then whip stitched her felt hair to her head.

Mr. Monster has a removeable cape (thanks to black velcro). The "E" is for my son, Elliot. The striped material is from a jersey knit shirt of mine that had some small holes in it. I loved the shirt and was glad to be able to reuse it.


Stacey said...

These are so cute, love the little heart pockets. And I know E will LOVE the cape!!

Gingham Skies said...

SUPER cute monster and the little dolly reminds me of one my mom made for me when I was a little girl almost 30 years ago. Lovely!!

Melissa said...

Your Valentines are so cute, Amanda! Love the idea of giving the boys a monster valentine. Bet they'd love it.

HeidiA said...

These are adorable!! I love all your crafts! I'm pregnant and have found some of my favorite baby ideas on here!! Keep em coming! I would live to see the tutorials!!

Unknown said...

I'm mega-interested in seeing a tutorial; especially for the dolly.


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