Over the holidays, I worked (as time allowed) on dolls for my granddaughters.
Much of the sewing was done by hand, which meant I could do it from bed. In addition to the clothing you see here, I created miniature sweaters for these two from re-purposed felted lambswool and cashmere sweaters.
The package is still on its way to them, a bit late.
Made (from felted sweaters) in anticipation of a visit from granddaughters.
These rabbits were adapted from a design by Helen Philipps, in her book Simple Sewn Gifts. She used linen, cotton, embroidery floss and polyester stuffing; I used lambswool and cashmere felted sweaters, wool stuffing, needle-felted features, and I added tails (one per rabbit).
The girls discovered their dollies would fit in the rabbits’ straps: Voila! Bunny-carriers!
These elves stand seven inches tall (not counting their pointy hats) and were crafted from felted wool sweaters. They are stuffed with wool fleece. The elves, along with other items I have handcrafted from felted sweaters, will be for sale at the Holiday Craft Market at Real Food Co-op in Chatham, on the day after Thanksgiving – Friday Nov. 26th. See you there!