Look What I Made Today!

Last year I bought a DIY Doll Kit from a jumble sale figuring that I would one day make the doll for one of my beautiful nieces. Which is code for it will forever take up space in a closet. But then I stopped spending money. While looking for items to donate for my 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge, I came across the doll and thought I would give it a go. When I opened it up, I found this:

The kit that I purchased
The kit

Sadly, the pieces where a bit ripped where someone without the patience of a saint had started and then stopped the project. Also there was only one arm piece. As I couldn’t really make the doll with the pieces at hand, I thought I could just trace the pieces onto some felt that I had in my crafts cupboard and perhaps still be able to use the kit?

Making use of some old felt
I managed to trace all of the pieces I need, but will they work?

With the new pieces cut out, I set out following the kit to make my doll.

The eyes went on first
…then the hair…

Once the doll was stitched I got to make the super cute doll clothes.

Look at her cute vest!
All she’s missing is some rosy cheeks

After five grueling hours (I had no idea it would take that long or I probably wouldn’t have started) I have a beautiful doll for my beautiful niece’s belated second birthday present.

What do y’all think?

The finished product
I made this!

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