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Gift presents for kids: Lady Love (& Babe!)

Felt, Sewing  |  September 9th 2011  |  0 Comment

Gift presents for kids: Lady Love (& Babe!)

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In honor of Valentines and sweet love I was inspired to create
~ Queen Love ~
She lovely and sturdy for little hands, ready to spread her lovin’ magic.
If the inspiration hits, here’s how it goes…
(As a prelude to this tutorial I must apologize for the quality of the “how to” photos ~ They were taken  while my husband and I were on the road during a crazy blizzard! Creating this doll was the one thing that kept me from freaking out during the white out/slippery conditions. My husband managed to keep us safe, while I kept telling myself just look down and sew
Needless to say the photos were taken in a moving car, on my lap.
 Crafting… once again helps keep me sane!)
To create these you will need
a wooden doll pin
red pipe cleaner
red & pink felt ~
 roving
 acorn tops
a doll pin stand
a small wooden bead
embroidery floss
a glue gun
To begin wrap your pipe cleaner around the body (twisting it once in the back to hold better) and trim your arms to the length you desire.
Cut out a rectangle (double the length of the body) out of your felt and fold in half.
Draw what ever shape you would like for your dress and cut out. Remember to leave the top folded and mostly uncut.
Cut a small hole for the head.
(this is a photo of it cut and unfolded)
You can then stitch a small heart onto the front of her dress if you choose.
Next slide on the dress and with your glue gun ~ glue down the sides and the sleeve bottoms.
For your skirt sew (blanket stitch) hearts onto a piece of felt. Next cut around the outside of your hearts and cut a small hole in the center to slide the body into.
 Glue on some roving for her hair and an acorn cap to top her off.
There she is!
Queen love had so much love I decided she need a wee one to pour all that love into!
To create the babe
Take a small piece of pipe cleaner and attach to a wooden bead. Sew two felt hearts together (you can also blanket stitch on a smaller heart onto the front) ~ leaving a space open at the top. Stuff with roving and then slide your pipe cleaner/head through the top. Sew up the opening around the head. Glue on an acorn cap.
Voila ~ Baby Love!

~ Sweet sweet love ~

May love inspire and transpire in your world
Source: twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com