Monday, March 15, 2010

Ode to Olivia

My little brother and sister (twins) celebrated their 22nd birthday on March 1st. I decided to make a doll for my little sister Shaundra. This was partly due to the fact that I was broke, but also because I knew she would appreciate the work I put into it. So, Olivia was born. 

Let me tell you, it was a long, arduous labor.... Natural childbirth, you might say. In other words, she was kind of a pain in the ass! But it was well worth it. I pulled this idea from Junker Jane's showing in Stuffed magazine.

Picture from Stuffed Magazine
Made up my own pattern again. I used a really plush, hot pink sherpa fleece and black felt for the majority of the doll. I love the button I found to use as her eye....I had quite a time figuring out how to put the hair together. Once I had figured it out, the materials were too thick for my machine, so a very large part of her is hand stitched.

Shaun seemed to really like it though - at least I hope she did. This doll really does remind me of the Squidbillies..... I do plan on making more of these little guys...they just make you smile.

Thought I would throw a picture of my cat in here. Marley tries to be as much help as he can during my little projects. And by help, I mean he usually sits or sleeps on whatever item I'm making.

Thanks Marley!
So here is to my baby brother and sister - Happy 22nd Birthday (belated). And here's to hoping this camera I'm using now holds out on me.....

'til I manage again.....

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