Handmade gifts come and go out of favor. Some years they are "hot", some years they are tired and people just really want what is on their amazon wishlist. I try to marry a balance between the two, making small handmade items as little stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and package toppers, while still being able to purchase what the gift recipient has actually asked for. One exception however, is an heirloom gift. Once in awhile, I make something for the kids that I hope they keep. When I was a little girl, my mom sewed a fabric doll for me and I wanted to carry on the tradition this year for MY little girl. When I saw these plain muslin dolls, I knew I wanted to try to use them as a base.
Supplies needed to make your own handmade dolls:
- Muslin Dolls (there are 2 different sizes)
- Grosgrain Ribbon (I used teal lattice ribbon)
- Tulle and/or Scrap Cotton Fabric
- Loom Knitting Kit
- Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in:
- Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread