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Blog posts of '2016' 'November'

My little Amy Doll


I've been sorting old family photos and found the picture of Amy that I had in my mind when I created the Amy doll. I thought you might like to see it. This picture was taken on Amy's 3rd birthday. Amy doll shown next was sewn by Laurie Entze. www.sewsweetdolls.com/amy-set Special offer. You still have time to sew for Christmas. 

Amy is one of the most endearing, enduring favorites from the SewSweet Dolls pattern collection. She is designed to resemble my daughter Amy at age 3, and "yes", her hair really was that long. I just finished a phone conversation with a long time customer who was reminiscing about the Amy dolls she made 20 or more years ago. She is now making them for her great-granddaughters.
Amy 16" & Willie Bear 4"
Little girls always like long hair. (Actually, that's not exclusive to little girls - lots of people like long hair.) Amy loved it, as a little girl, and has her whole life. She was really upset with me when she got her first hair cut, before kindergarten. She looked adorable, but - her hair was never short again until she was a career woman, and decided it might be easier.

Amy has additional clothes patterns that give her a nice variety of styles to pieces to mix and match. She's a fun gift for little girls, and fun to sew. I would make her shoes white if I were doing it today.
The person I mentioned earlier said that she had made dolls for all her daughters and granddaughters. Her son wasn't so sure his son should have a doll but has changed his mind. It seems that they are 'expecting' a baby boy, and big brother has already named him - so she is making a baby boy doll for him.
One last thought. If I had time, I'd make Amy a pair of white shoes. 
Lumpy and Lovable

Now is the time to start planning your doll making for Christmas gifts. Little ones LOVE the dolls you create for them and they are treasured for a lifetime.


This is my sweet baby girl with the first doll I made for her. She was 2 years old. The doll was lumpy, due to the shredded foam stuffing, but she loved it and still has it. www.sewsweetdolls.com/precious-baby .

We didn’t have many good options for stuffing dolls in the early 60’s. Shredded foam rubber made the doll lumpy if you could keep the stuffing in the doll. Because of static electricity, it would come right out with your arm, after you pushed it in. What a mess. Another option at that time was upholstery stuffing. It was dusty and full of debris from the cotton plants. It didn’t have any loft, so it packed in to create a hard, heavy doll. I am so thankful for the wonderful stuffing we have today as well as all the other doll making supplies we can use to make creative, lovable dolls.

This has turned into a Thanksgiving message, accidently… I am so Thankful for you, my doll making family and for all the wonderful doll making supplies. Happy Thanksgiving!


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