Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Christmas Present #1
Look, I made my first Christmas present! Given that we are only 15 days away from Christmas it is about bloody time. The only presents I am making this year are for Imogen. The past few years I have made a couple of things here and there for other people but the last three months of the year are hectic for us so I decided to focus my present making time on Imogen.
So present number one is this little doll who I am going to call Clover. She was made using the black apple doll pattern available here. Essentially this is a very easy make! The hardest part was turning the legs and arms right side out because they are so tiny. This is also why I decided not to stuff the arms and legs. I stuffed one and it became really stiff. I thought it would be a bit easier to play with if it wasn't stuffed.
I also decided to stitch the face rather than paint it on as I have absolutely zero painting/drawing skills. Lastly, I added a little extra touch with a flower in her hair. I love when Imogen wears her flower headbands so I thought this would be a nice addition. I am really happy with how this turned out! Fingers crossed Imogen likes it. Now onto the other 2 presents. Keep your fingers crossed for me to get them done in time!