Friday, December 17, 2010
The doll of many hairdos
One doll, many dos. I saw this idea at my friend Tia Fawson's house and just had to try it out and add my own flair.
:: I started with a cookie-cutter doll. (Meaning you cut the doll's body out of one piece of fabric ala gingerbread cookie and sew all around the edge.)
:: Then I stuffed the body and stitched a quick face.
:: Then I hot glued a piece of velcro (rough side) to the top of the doll's head. Here's where it got really fun.
:: I designed a hairdo with yarn and and hot glued it to a piece of velco (soft side), same size as the strip on the head. Then I did it again. And again. We've got Little Miss Red Head, Rapunzel, Blushing Bride, Winter Cloak Queen, and Mrs. Up Do.
:: Throw on some quick velcro-closure clothing, easy for little fingers to take on and off, and viola!
We're storing the dolls and all their accessories in plastic bags for the time being.
Smash. Hit. Kids have been playing with them non-stop. And I made all three in one day. They really whip up quick when you keep the outfits simple. This time I didn't even try and hide them till Christmas.
I'd rather have my kids gasp in delight at a toy I made them than win the Pulitzer Prize, I think. That's true appreciation and creative fulfillment.
Any ideas for fun personalities to add to the collection? Maybe a knight or army guy for the boy dolls?