I’m crafting up some things for Olivia’s upcoming birthday party. Being the shy girl that she is, she asked to just have a couple friends over for a sleepover. I jumped on the chance to make this little doll garland that I had pinned quite a while back – one little doll for each friend who will be at the party. I’m kind of in love with how cute it is.
Olivia sat next to me as I finished each one up and set each one in a little makeshift doll bed. They are going to get played with so much when I snip their hand strings after the party!! It was a lot of fun adding little clothing and hair details to each girl.
I followed Charla Anne’s doll templates exactly, but I got a little lazy and used heat ‘n’ bond lite to adhere the front and back together for all of the felt pieces. Actually, for the relevant pieces, I adhered two pieces of felt together, then traced the template onto freezer paper, ironed the freezer paper onto the doubled felt, then cut once for each piece. I think that the stitching on the original dolls is really darling, though, and I’ll probably go back when I have more time and stitch around the face, hands, and feet (this won’t be any problem with the lite Heat ‘n’ Bond). You could use something with a stronger bond if you don’t want to do all the stitching.