Small bygone sewing ventures

Spent ages scanning all the family pic’s. Among them, were these photo’s of dolls.

I made some dolls for our two girls and son. The raggy dolls, were inspired from my time living in the USA as a child. They were sewn in the early 90’s if not late 80’s.

raggy doll Munchkin finds this lap acceptable. Young Oscar wanted to tease and play.

Unlike the rag dolls, the dolls below were taken from the Pattern book, ‘Making Soft Toys for children by Pamela Peake’. It’s a book worth having for those learning about sewing, pattern making and soft toy making.

dolls dresses blankets

(Photos were taken with a film camera) The hair is wool wound around a large knitting needle and then sewn along it’s edge to form a ringlet. Eyes are painted. Dresses were sewn for both dolls but the black doll is wearing a shop bought babies item in the photo.

I might of made the blanket, but I can’t remember for sure. Dolls made by Sandy