Ellie’s doll may still be bald but she is finished!
I also managed to make a pair of overalls and a shirt in time for her birthday. (The pattern for these comes with the doll.) They were so easy that I want to make a whole wardrobe!
Within probably just a minute of opening her doll,
Ellie’s was saying, “Off!” and so her doll’s clothes came off.
She has taking them off mastered. Putting them back on is a bit harder. (Usually I have to help her do it.)
This is how I found her doll on the first official night as Ellie’s doll, after Ellie was asleep.
One thing I was a bit disappointed about with the pattern is the way the arms stick straight out. It looks a bit unnatural. I have observed Ellie playing with her doll a lot though, by using those arms to hold her up. So maybe there is some wisdom in the design.
Making the ball of wool for the head truly was the most tedious part of this whole making process! Now that I’ve made one doll, I definitely want to make more! And, even though the pattern told me to buy 24 ounces of wool stuffing, I only used 6-7 ounces. So I have enough to make many more dolls!
Now I just need to learn how to dye wool yarn so I can turn the cream-colored yarn that I bought into the right color for the doll’s hair. (Pale yellow 100% wool yarn is hard to find.)
In the meantime, Ellie has decided that she has a baby and not a doll. The other day, I said something about her “doll” and Ellie said, “No, baby.” I stand corrected!