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!