Earlier this week I finished these two ballerina dolls for our
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We usually buy softies
or dolls for our boxes but this year, good dolls were hard to find.
So they had to be made. Didn't have muslin or fleece in a suitable
color in the house so I used felt. Not my favorite material for
machine-sewing, especially when there is so much turning-out to
do but it worked. Didn't have a pattern so the Yellow Damsel is
the experimental prototype. She had a few glitches, like weird hair
and wavy arms so the Rainbow Maiden is the slightly improved version.
Their clothes and shoes are removable
but they don't stand up by themselves very well.
Here they are working out in ballet class together:
The dollies leave for better homes in late November when
we drop off the shoeboxes. Emily and Jenna are sad to say
goodbye and have asked for dolls for themselves for Christmas.
I saved the final pattern so I can make more, just in case.
Would anyone like to adopt a dolly? I am not going to start
and etsy shop anytime soon, while the girls are still small
but I'd consider doing the odd request every now and then.
Email me if you are interested!