Day 21: Just a Babyland Rag Doll Body Pattern Sewn Up

I first participated in Nesting Place's 31 Days blogging challenge in 2011, when I wrote about 31 Days of Art. Some posts I wrote are relevant today, especially this post on Deciding What to Do. I try to do too many things at once. When I do that, it takes the fun out of creating. And then I start avoiding my workroom.   And then I feel bad about that.  And I get less done.  So I'm trying to remember to Do One Thing.

So during this 31 Days of Doll Making, I'm finishing projects. I finished a pattern that I started years ago naming it "Just a Babyland Rag Doll BODY Pattern".  I've made a little doll from it. It was fun to make a doll that was quick and easy, as opposed to an Izannah Walker inspired doll, which is not quickly made (although still fun)!  I revisited how I first began making doll faces, which was drawing with a combination of markers and colored pencils directly on the fabric.  I like to try and make them look faded and worn (erasers are great for that, as is sandpaper).\

Next time I make this doll I will move the elbow joint down.  I will also not hard stuff the doll so much. I eyeballed it instead of marking it.  :-)  Mine is on the left at 13.5 inches, and the the antique one is on the right, at 30" (and 100 years).  You can buy the pattern here.


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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