I have been spending a few minutes each night after my grands go home, looking at these stuffed animals and dolls, etc., which have been appropriately named "SOFTIES" in new lingo. They are so adorable...my favorites being made of felt. I want to get to trying this. It would have to be done to just make a collection for myself, as toys for Emily,or to try and sell. You can see softies by googling, or it is a label or tag on Etsy. I'm sure most of you have seen them before. Fellow blogger, Messyfish, makes softies too!
Anyway...while sitting around looking at these online, I realized I had a handmade, freeformed doll I had made a few years back. She ended up with a big head, and long skinny neck, and strange looking feet (sort of like Squidward on Spongebob)!!! LOL. Here she is, wearing a dress taken off an old porcelain doll:
A close up of her head. I embroidered her face freehandedly also (I guess I hate plans, and perfection). Her hair has never been made. I braided a ribbon, and it is only pinned to the top of her head (poor girl). I am terrible with hair ideas... and getting a certain style of hair to match the dolls composition or personality!
I must have made her around 4th of July, because the little heart that I sewed to her chest, has a sort of flag look to it.
A full body view.
Yes...I just took this picture this morning...my little Christmas tree is still up! Ha! I am leaving it up as a symbol of hope for so many things...life in general, future prosperity, Haiti, and LOVE. Well, I also really like the glow it provides at night...and my little girl here likes to pose next to it also!!!
So there she is...any name suggestions??? Next I hope to post some felt plushies, or softies I've made! If tiame avails. Happy day to all!