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Friday, November 29, 2013

Marti’s Dolls

Finally, after hours and hours of work, Marti finished the four LaLaLoopsy hand made dolls for our four granddaughters.  Much nicer than the plastic commercially made ones.  Evidently, these dolls are all the rage for the under 10 year old girls.

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She started out with ordering a pattern from a source on Esty.  She printed off the instructions and patterns, bought the material and got to work.

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She bought different color yarn for the dolls hair so each granddaughter would have a unique one.

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Black buttons for the eyes.

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Away Marti went, sewing up a storm.

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Arms and legs sewn and beginning to be stuffed with filling.

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Working on the doll’s head and face.

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Marti found it easier to mass produce all the parts for the dolls at one time.  She had to move out from the Journey and up to the Rec Center because she needed more room, a lot more room!

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Stuffing and more stuffing.

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Mary, one of our fellow volunteers and a master seamstress pitched in to help Marti.

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It was nice to have Mary helping because the doll hair took two sets of hands to complete.  First the yarn hair had to be pinned in place,

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Then each individual hair strand had to be sewn in place.

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On to the pigtails, one,

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then two.

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Now for some clothes.  Stay tuned.

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12 comments:

  1. Those dolls are adorable! I can hardly wait until tomorrow to see how they're dressed.

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  2. Not having girls, I have never heard of them. They are so cute! George may need to find out about them for the granddaughters :-)

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  3. I always knew Marti had a lot of patience... (I leave it to you to figure out why I thought so) :)

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  4. Oh Marti those girls will treasure those dolls forever. My great aunt who was grandmother to me made stuffed dolls profesionally and they were just magnificient. She made me a Raggedy Ann and Andy and several more gorgeous dolls which to this day are among my most treasured possessions. You are creating family heirlooms. They are wonderful! Can't wait to see the clothes. Ann and Andy got a new outfit each at Christmas for years at my house.

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  5. I think you should really call them LaLaLOVE Dolls. There is a lot of love going into each one of those dolls:o))

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  6. Marti is extremely talented to be able to make those beautiful dolls.

    I'll bet you want one for Christmas too!

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  7. Those are going to be great gifts for the girls!

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  8. Incredible. I think handmade Christmas gifts are the best. What a treasure for your granddaughters.

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  9. Fantastic. I bet I know 4 little girls who are certainly going to treasure them.

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  10. Those dolls are too cute! Your granddaughters will love them. Beautiful job, Marti! :-)

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