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Needle and thread

This past Sunday turned into an all-day crafting extravaganza as my friend Kim and I propelled ourselves through what appeared to be easy doll making instructions. It was a day of back-stitching, cross-stitching, pulled-pork sandwiches (for me, at least), and lots of bitching.

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Somewhat relevant song:

Kim made a pink rabbit with brown felt details which, unfortunately, I did not get photos of and I made a blue monkey with a green face and black felt details as seen in the photos below. The dolls are for our friend’s neice and nephew who are both having their first birthday this Sunday. We have them basically finished and have yet to come up with the packaging but once we do I’ll post them here as well. Photos from the day after the cut.

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Dog Auggie

We used the book Cute Dolls (Let’s Make Cute Stuff) by Aranzi Aronzo with a few minor sewing alterations and obviously a lot of color changes. The fabric was bought at our local Kaimuki Dry Goods fabric store—yes, we pretended we were in Mood and no, we’re not ashamed. I think their blatant hand-sewn nature adds a lot to their appeal, don’t you?

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