Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rag Doll from Vintage Fabrics

I wanted to make an olde-tyme rag doll for one of my friend's little girls. I searched around for a pattern and I found a this wonderful tutorial from Inside A Black Apple.

My twist on this project was to use vintage fabrics from the 40s. All of the fabrics and the button are vintage, except for the yellow felt that I used for her hair.

You can see, I am sure the ink that is around her hairline (used the wrong disappearing ink marker, DRAT). But Mary Larkin, the sweet little girl I made it for doesn't seem to mind!

My own little girl, Ella, is turning two in a couple of weeks, and I am planning a lifesized Black Apple Doll for her, also out vintage materials.

What fun craft projects have you made from vintage materials?

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  1. Hello Allison! This doll is precious!! Yes, I should make up a button tonight and I'll post it on my sidebar and atop the party so partiers can grab it! I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations there! Such a fun blog! :)
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  2. The doll turned out adorable!! Can't wait to see the life sized version!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  3. Oh I'd love to try making one of these gorgeous little dolls - you've done a great job - thanks for sharing :)

    Cath @dunnntoperfection.blogspot.com

  4. a-doll-able... seriously and no i did not see the marker!

  5. Hi Ladies! Thank you all for visiting! I will pop in to each of your blogs later today to see what you have been up to! ;-)

  6. Your doll is so cute! Thank you for sharing this at Tea Rose Home link party!

  7. FUN! It's so pretty! So sweet and soft looking! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


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