I have a good friend's little girl's 1st birthday coming up this week and was wondering what I should make for her. My inspiration came from my old dolls that mum has recently handed over to me - Coco on the left and Betsy on the right. You can see they are very 'loved'... especially Betsy which mum made me for my first birthday.
This was a simple little dolly to make - took me all of one morning to make and is really cute - I have named her Ruby after my grandmother and I hope 'E' loves her as much as I loved my dolls!
Firstly I drew up a pattern of what I wanted the doll to look like.
Next I traced each of the pieces onto some baking paper (noting that I needed to add seam allowance).
Once each of the pieces was cut out I assembled the parts. I used felt for the hair and cheeks, a simple french knot for the eyes and back stitch for the mouth and ribbon for the bow.
If you make a 'Ruby Doll' I'd love to see it or if you have any questions I'm happy to help!