Last year, I put together “Quiet Books” for the girls for Christmas, which you can read about here. I was hoping to do a more detailed post on some of the pages, but it remains on my to-do list. One of my favorite pages, however, had little “paper” dolls, which were made using this awesome fabric by Windham. When I came across the new Windham Paper Dolls Christmas line, I grabbed it up as quick as I could. Last night, I set to work creating a little doll set to give the girls this Christmas. I stiffened the fabric by applying several layers of starch, then adding lightweight interfacing, then another round of starch. I cut out one of every doll and one of every piece of clothing and hat.
To make the pocket, I cut a rectangular piece each of felt and cotton print fabric. I fused the two rectangles together using Steam-a-Seam (Lite) and trimmed one end into a point. I serged across the bottom edge (the straight edge), then folded it up and serged up one side, over the top of the point, and down around the other side. I applied a snap and then made a quick poinsettia out of felt and glued it over the snap. The festive little pocket holds one set of dolls and accessories. It also doubles as a play mat since the interfacing on the back of the dolls holds nicely on top of the felt. I’m trying to decide if I should make two more sets or if the three girls will nicely share!