Friday, April 23, 2010
She's just a big softie at heart (lame craft joke sorry).
Sweet and funny and whispering sweet nothings???
or Weird and freaky and telling tall tales???
If you'd like to make your own, it was really very simple.
I took a close-up facial photo, and then printed it to the necessary size using ink-jet printable fabric.
After printing, I colour highlighted the features such as the eyes and the lips using fabric marker textas that I picked up at Officeworks, to make the photo look more doll-like. You could also do this in photoshop if you're a whizz (I'm not).
When cutting out the face, make sure to leave yourself a seam allowance all the way around. I made my own template for the body and arms and legs (which is why they're really out of proportion).
I used ric-rac sewn into the head seam for hair, and hand stitched some handbag rings onto the side of her head for earrings. Of course, omit the buttons and earrings if you need it to be baby/toddler safe.