I mentioned in Friday's post that I would be attempting to make each of my 3 kids their own black apple doll for Christmas. And that I would be starting this weekend. For some reason, writing it on the blog was just the kick in the pants that I needed to get started :)
This sweet, little guy is for my sweet, little guy. For the record (and to ease my husband's conscious), if I didn't also have 2 girls who would be opening their dolls on Christmas morning, I probably wouldn't be making one for Thomas... so let's just call it a "sidekick" or "little buddy." Ha!
So this is the first of 3 dolls, and I hope to share each of them with you as I go along... hopefully each one will be an improvement on the last. This was my very first attempt at sewing something that isn't a square.... or rectangle...
Can you spot the PTI die I used?
So cute, right? He has his own little elephant stuffie! I used PTI's sweet baby die to cut out 2 elephant shapes, stuffed it and stitched it closed. He's the perfect size to fit right in the crook of my doll's arm...
The tiny elephant is an ode to the other, larger elephant in the room. That grey elephant has been in our family for all of Thomas' little life. The four years of wear and tear are starting to show, but I'm hoping Thomas will love this new friend just as well. They'll be bffs in no time!
awwww! So now you want to make your own? It wasn't so hard! Here's a link to the Martha Stewart site where you'll find a tutorial and a free template: black apple doll.
Thanks for looking!