Black Apple Doll – 31 Days of Pinterest, Day 6

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One of the things I love about having a daughter is now I have an excuse to make rag dolls. I wanted to make Little Miss a doll for Christmas. After doing a search on Pinterest, I found this doll pattern and tutorial on the Martha Stewart website. This is a doll designed by Black Apple creator, Emily Martin. I love the simplicity and versatility of this pattern. I modified the hair a bit. Once the doll was sewed, I showed her to The Boy. He said, “There’s Sissy’s gril (not a typo). Can we put eyes on it?” Yes, of course. The pattern calls for painting the face on. I wanted to try it but was scared. After watching the video I felt more comfortable with the concept. I got out my thinnest brush and acrylic paints. I took my time and practiced on a piece of paper before I put the brush to the cloth face of the doll. I am really happy with the results. I especially love how the cheeks look. I almost left them off  because I was scared they wouldn’t turn out right. I doubt I will make this pattern again not because I didn’t like but because there are so many more dolls to make. I think this pattern would be a great simple pattern for a beginning sewer. This is the sort of thing I would have loved to make a young girl learning to sew.

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One comment

  1. Adorable. I’ve had the makings for several cloth dolls sitting in my sewing stash for a few years now. Just waiting for that elusive thing people call “spare time.” 😉 Ah well, I’m sure it will make it to the top of the priority list someday. In the meantime I’ll invite you and your girl over and you can bring her doll for me to ooh and ahhh over. 😀

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