Friday, 30 May 2008

Meet the new crew....


I was at the library the other day and was thrilled to come across this book.
So far Ive tried my hand at these....


I thought I might start making some gifts for some of my friends who are expecting. Ive become quite partial to the red one though! I think the green one will be going to my god son as part of a christening gift ( I hope its not too girly for a boy?)
Added 1st June - I decided it was too girly - forgive me Mez if you're reading this - as I know you will!



Its a fantastic book and the directions are very easy. Both my girls have chosen there favorite softies to be made at some stage. Zoe the Kangaroo (probably the most complex - of course) and Meggie Moo the donkey.....say no more!

Now speaking of the girls toys, remember these and how I said the girls wanted to paint the faces themselves? I had a feeling this was not going to bode well.! Zoe was so keen to turn hers into Courtney from "so you think you can dance - Australia" Little did she know how difficult it would be to paint so when she tried to paint streaks into the dolls felted blonde hair - it was a disaster. Zoe cracked it, Mummy cracked it and the doll was ruined. 8 hours later after a much needed rest, I got the mummy guilts and was off to make a mend. I re-sewed the head and re-stuffed her (Courtney not Zoe!). I then shopped around from some courtney hair. This is the result thus far......


Now my only problem is I have no idea how to attach the hair. Its just sitting ontop of her head at the moment. Its really strange stuff this dolls hair and Im not sure whether to glue it or sew it. If anyone has any experience with such, I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great weekend all!

10 comments:

Corrie said...

what cute softies and my that is some hair do on courtney!

I attached some hair to a softie for keira and it was wool but I sewed it with a line of stitches down the centre like a centre part if that makes sense! keeps it all in place!

and yes we are moving back super quickly for hubby's work and I'm a tad stressed
Corrie;)

CurlyPops said...

That's such a funny story....she actually does look like Courtney from 'So you think you can dance'!
I've never tries to attach dolls hair so i have no idea sorry!

crafty said...

Can't help with the hair, though I have sewn wool yarn hair using a line of back stitch...

The Softie book is fabulous, I must start going to the library more often...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your cute Owls (especially the red one!). I have that book and there is certainly plenty of inspiration in it.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Well done on the softies! I love that red owl. I've been thinking of buying that book, and now I think you've convinced me!

Sorry, I've never done the doll's hair, so can't be much help, but it looks like corrie has an answer for you anyway.

Lois said...

The new softies are really cute. I like the colours that you used for them. I made a wig once for my daughter years ago and used curly hair like that and did the same thing that corrie suggested. I sewed it into place and it worked fine. Good luck!

faz said...

LOL i literally laughed at the owl! Very cute!

BigCat said...

I love those Owls. They look fabulous. I have that book but haven't tried to make anything yet. I am such a reluctant sewer.

Nikki said...

I LOVE that doll hair all wild and free.... shame it'll fall off if the doll was played with. Can't she just be a "looking at" dolly...?

I'd try the stitching trick to hold it on.

Amy J said...

I have an out of control obsession with owls, those are ADORABLE!!