Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Poppy Doll

I have loved the Poppy Doll from Hop Skip Jump, and was so excited when she made her pattern available. {You can get yours here}. I got it a couple days ago, and made my first one today. I made it for my 18 month old, but my 8 year old has played with it all day. It was kind of a "whoever gets it first" battle all day!

I have been in the mood of refashioning things ... like turning my old shirts and my husbands dress shirts into dresses or skirts for my kids. I used an old bed skirt's middle for a crib skirt that I made {here}, so I used the actual skirt part of it for the skin of this doll. The pattern calls for a wool fleece, but I'm trying not to spend any money, so I used what I had.
I wish I could give more of a tutorial, but since she sells her pattern I didn't think it would be nice of me to do that. Sorry!! Go get the pattern!! It's fairly easy and it comes with patterns for a few pieces of clothing as well.
I used her pattern for a top and added a strip along the bottom to turn it into a dress.
I told her to put her new baby "night night", but I think she got confused and thought I told her to go night night on her new baby. She didn't move for a good 5 minutes. I thought she really would go to sleep ... no such luck! ;)